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In 1973 Mathiessen journeyed wioth George Schaller, a field biologist, to Crystal Mountain in the Himalayas, to study the wiild blue sheep of the ...Show synopsisIn 1973 Mathiessen journeyed wioth George Schaller, a field biologist, to Crystal Mountain in the Himalayas, to study the wiild 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 him this was as much an inner journey as a field trip. He succeeds well in blending the spiritual with the earthly and thisbook i an evocative accoutn of a remote and timeless place and its people.Hide synopsis
Description:Hardcover. Large octavo. [x] + 338pp. Blue cloth lettered in...Hardcover. Large octavo. [x] + 338pp. Blue cloth lettered in silver on spine. Index. B/w frontis. Foxing to edges, slight discoloration on edge of spine, slightest bumps to top-corners of boards, otherwise a clean VG copy in near-VG dust jacket (dust jacket price-clipped, several small holes & scuffs on edge of spine, small tape-repairs on verso, several small edge-tears)
Description:Good. No date, perhaps 1978 uncorrected proofs, 278 pages...Good. No date, perhaps 1978 uncorrected proofs, 278 pages numbered by hand, Light blue card covers, with mylar jacket added. Cover has some soil, faded, edge-worn, one corner creased, corners curled. major changes were made before publication in 1978. A National Book Award winner, in stock.
Description:Near Fine. 8vo-over 7¾-9¾" tall Copy has a little sunning on the...Near Fine. 8vo-over 7¾-9¾" tall Copy has a little sunning on the spine, small nick on the upper front fore side. Unrevised and unpublished proofs-The Snow Leopard is Matthiessen's stunning beautiful account of his journey into the icy fastness of a distant, all but mythic kingdom, and of the spirit. In 1973 the author and field biologist George Schaller set out on a field trip from Kathmandu in Nepal. Their plan was to walk to the Crystal Mountain-under Annapurna. Pre-publication proof. 278+pages. Rare!
Description:Good. 0670653748 USED BOOK in good condition | No supplements |...Good. 0670653748 USED BOOK in good condition | No supplements | Normal wear to cover and spine | Corner wear | Inventory sticker present | Corners rubbed | Page markings/highlighting.
Description:Fine in very good dust jacket. Signed by author. Sewn binding....Fine in very good dust jacket. Signed by author. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. With dust jacket. 338 p. Audience: General/trade. Viking NY (1978), 1978. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine in Very Good DJ in mylar. 1st Edition, 1st printing of the author's classic work which won the National Book Award. Signed by Matthiessen on the title page. Near fine in a very good plus jacket. A very sharp copy. Signed by Author
The journey Peter Matthiessen embarks on into the depths of his soul is wonderfully shadowed by the elusive snow leopard. As Peter reflects on his past, family and his life in general he seeks a teacher in the far reaches of Nepal.To his amused realization several teachers and teachings were offered ...
This book may be read on many different levels. A study of Nepal and its people, wildlife and climate; interactions among many people of varying races, culture and belief systems; the glories and trials of trekking at the top of the world;and an opportunity to delve into Buddhism. It also is the ...
The Snow Leopard by Peter Mattheissen is a quirky book written by one of the best writers alive. It?s part adventure, part natural history, part anthropology, part memoir and part mediation on Eastern religion. An American Buddhist travels to a very remote part of Tibet, partnered with another scientist ...
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