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The Snow Leopard By Peter Matthiessen

The Snow Leopard
by Peter Matthiessen

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One September, the writer and explorer Peter Matthiessen set out with field biologist George Schaller to journey 250 miles through the Himalayas to the Crystal Mountain on the Tibetan plateau. The Snow Leopard is not only an exquisite book of natural history but an extraordinary account of an inner journey ;
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The Snow Leopard by Peter Matthiessen

One September, the writer and explorer Peter Matthiessen set out with field biologist George Schaller to journey 250 miles through the Himalayas to the Crystal Mountain on the Tibetan plateau. They wanted to study the wild blue sheep, the bharal, but also hoped to see the snow leopard, a creature so rarely spotted as to be nearly mythical. The Snow Leopard is not only an exquisite book of natural history but an extraordinary account of an inner journey ; a 'true pilgrimage, a journey of the heart.'

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The Snow Leopard Reviews


"A beautiful book, and worthy of the mountains he is among" -- Paul Theroux
"What began as a practical search for the rare snow leopard, revered Buddhist emblem, developed into a quest for the meaning of Being. An enjoyable combination of mountaineering and mysticism" * Observer *
"It's a tale of an inner struggle for calm, and would be an inspiring and sustaining desert island companion" -- Emily Barr
"As much the chronicle of an inner journey as it is the learned recording of an unfamiliar territory...a timeless account" * Independent *
"An evocative account of a remote and timeless place and its people" * Sunday Times *

About Peter Matthiessen


Peter Matthiessen was a naturalist, explorer and writer. His works of fiction include At Play in the Fields of the Lord, Far Tortuga and the acclaimed 'Watson Trilogy'. His explorations resulted in many fine works of non-fiction, among them The Snow Leopard, The Cloud Forest and The Tree where Man was Born. He died in 2014, aged 86.

Additional information

GOR001169585
The Snow Leopard by Peter Matthiessen
Peter Matthiessen
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
1998-01-22
336
009977111X
9780099771111
N/A
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