0

Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - The Snow Leopard by Peter Matthiessen

'Matthiessen's book is a triumph that will outlive him. It is a masterpiece' John Hillaby

Enjoy this special edition hardback of one of the greatest pieces of travel and nature writing ever written. Go with Peter Matthiessen all the way to Dolpo, a Tibetan plateau in the high Himalayas.

This is the account of a journey to the dazzling Tibetan plateau of Dolpo in the high Himalayas. In 1973 Matthiessen made the 250-mile trek to Dolpo, as part of an expedition to study wild blue sheep. It was an arduous, sometimes dangerous, physical endeavour- exertion, blisters, blizzards, endless negotiations with sherpas, quaking cold. But it was also a 'journey of the heart' - amongst the beauty and indifference of the mountains Matthiessen was searching for solace. He was also searching for a glimpse of a snow leopard, a creature so rarely spotted as to be almost mythical.

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY RICHARD MABEY

'A beautiful book, and worthy of the mountains he is among' Paul Theroux
'A delight' i Paper

Buy The Snow Leopard by Peter Matthiessen from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780099771111
ISBN-10: 009977111X
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 21mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Vintage Classics
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 22-Jan-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Book Reviews - The Snow Leopard by Peter Matthiessen

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Snow Leopard book by Peter Matthiessen and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)


Author Biography - Peter Matthiessen

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 Birds of Heaven, The Cloud Forest and The Tree where Man was Born. In November 2008, at age 81, he received his second National Book Award for Shadow Country, an 890-page revision of a trilogy of novels he released in the 1990s.

A Preview for this title is currently not available.
Customers Also Bought