Saturday, April 05, 2014

Finished the book!


I've now finished a draft of In the Footsteps of Joseph Rock, the book that covers all my travels from 1990 to places like Muli, Gongga Shan, Muti Konka (Yalong canyon), Yading, Qinghai and the Nujiang. I've already loaded bits of it up to this website, but it's all a bit fragmanted. Soon I hope to see the whole book complete with some nice photos available as a download at Amazon courtesy of those nice chaps at Camphor Press.

6 comments:

Pete Rand said...

Getting caught up on this fascinating blog! Nice work!
I'm an ecologist, and I am interested in any accounts of fish in this region in Rock's writings. I realize he was a botanist, but was just curious! There is a very mysterious, giant freshwater fish (Sichuan taimen) in upper Dadu watershed, and I think a few other streams in the region. Or, perhaps, you have learned something of these fish in your travels?

Michael Woodhead said...

Rock did collect a lot of bird and animal samples on his expeditions - usually by shooting, but not fish that I know of.

Laurie Sabol said...

Congratulations on the completion of your book! I stumbled upon your blog some years ago and bookmarked it. Every few months I come back to it, read a little bit, look at a few pix. I spent the 1992-93 academic year in Xi'an and took a great side trip to Kunming, Dali and other cities in the southwestern part of the country. Truly, life-changing. I envy your experiences!

Anonymous said...

Rock did a lot for the Naxi people.

ajemhepi said...

Congratulations Michael! Hope to read your book soon, as I'm in Sydney right now.
Great photography and all the texts!

Michael Woodhead said...

thanks - book still in production, watch this space!