By Jamaica Kincaid
During this pleasant hybrid of a book—part memoir and half shuttle journal—the bestselling writer takes us deep into the mountains of Nepal with a trio of botanist associates looking for local Himalayan vegetation that may develop in her Vermont backyard. Alighting from a aircraft within the dramatic Annapurna Valley, the ominous indicators of Nepal's Maoist guerrillas are all around—an alarming presence that accompanies the tourists all through their trek. Undaunted, the crowd units off into the mountains with Sherpas and bearers, coming into an unique international of mind-blowing landscapes, vertiginous slopes, remoted villages, herds of yaks, and monstrous rhododendron, thirty toes tall. The panorama and vegetation and quite a bit else of what Kincaid unearths within the Himalaya—including fruit bats, colourful Buddhist prayer flags, and the hated leeches that plague a lot of the trip—are new to her, and she or he techniques all of it with an acute feel of ask yourself and a deft eye for element. In attractive, introspective prose, Kincaid intertwines the harrowing Maoist encounters with intriguing botanical discoveries, attention-grabbing day-by-day information, and lyrical musings on gardens, nature, domestic, and relatives.
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See Figure 1 for details. 40 P. G. EDWARDS density. 1. Again, J1937–3957 appears the more likely identiﬁcation. This is further supported by the ATCA observations of Tasker (2000). 8 GHz, but a peak ﬂux density of only 1 mJy. atnf. 8 GHz. 6 GHz the source was unresolved with the integrated and peak ﬂux densities both equal to 747 mJy. , 2002). The NVSS survey ends a fraction of a degree below −40◦ , precluding a detailed study of the full area around the EGRET source, however J1937–3957 is a strong candidate for the counterpart.
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2004) ﬁnd one high conﬁdence association (J1612−1133) and two lower conﬁdence counterparts (J1603−1007 and J1605−1012) for this EGRET source. As noted in Table IV (and Figure 4), Tornikoski et al. (2002) suggest J1605−1139 as a possible counterpart based on a 90 GHz ﬂux density of 530 mJy. Sowards-Emmerd et al. (2004) acknowledge this suggestion but comment that the source does not match their survey criteria. 4 GHz ﬂux density due the very inverted spectral index between the NVSS and PMN ﬂux densities.
Among Flowers: A Walk in the Himalaya by Jamaica Kincaid