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The Snow Leopard : Vintage Classics - Peter Matthiessen

The Snow Leopard

Vintage Classics

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Published: 6th February 1998
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'In 1973 (Matthiessen) joined with George Schaller, a field biologist, to Crystal Mountain in the Himalayas, to study the wild blue sheep of the region called bharal. They also hoped to see the rare snow leopard, an almost mythical creature which Schaller once glimpsed on a previous visit. Matthiessen is a student of Zen Buddhism and for his this was as much an inner journey as a field trip. He succeeds well in blending the spiritual with the earthly and his book is an evocative account of a remote and timeless place and its people. ' SUNDAY TIMES

About the Author

Peter Matthiessen is 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 have resulted in many fine works of non-fiction, among them THE SNOW LEOPARD, THE CLOUD FOREST and THE TREE WHERE MAN WAS BORN.

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    Comments about The Snow Leopard:

    A divine book in every sense of the word. Peter Matthiessen writes with humility and grace, his evocative descriptions paint pictures in the mind and transport you to a world rarely experienced by westerners. This is not a tourist guide, more a unique glimpse into a time and place in the authors life. Inspirational and insightful.

     
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      Comments about The Snow Leopard:

      It is a great story for inspiration. A little bit like Duglas Adam's "Last chance to see" in a very beautiful form. It makes you think, soe beautiful descriptions can get a little exhaistiong if you try to read it in one go.

       
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        This book has had many reads over many years. It's spiritual, informative and very special.

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        "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

        ISBN: 9780099771111
        ISBN-10: 009977111X
        Audience: General
        Format: Paperback
        Language: English
        Number Of Pages: 336
        Published: 6th February 1998
        Publisher: Vintage Publishing
        Country of Publication: GB
        Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 12.9  x 2.2
        Weight (kg): 0.24
        Edition Number: 1