Snow Leopard

Matthiessen, Peter

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In 1973 Peter Matthiessen teamed up with George Schaller, a field biologist, for an expedition to Crystal Mountain in the Himalayas. This book presents Matthiessen’s record of the journey.

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Publish Date: 01/01/1998

Description

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

Additional information

Weight 234 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 20 mm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

312

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

915.40451 (edition:21)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K