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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:Acceptable. No Dust Jacket Intact & readable. PLEASE NOTE~ we...Acceptable. No Dust Jacket Intact & readable. PLEASE NOTE~ we rated this book USED~ACCEPTABLE due to likely defects such as highlighting, writing/markings, folds, creases, ETC. We ship from Dallas within 1 day & we LOVE our customers! Satisfaction guaranteed.
Description:First Edition. Octavo; vg/vg; dj, gray, illustrated spine with...First Edition. Octavo; vg/vg; dj, gray, illustrated spine with black text; dj, moderate shelf wear; front fold, bent; HB, circular symbol in middle of dark blue spine with silver text; moderate shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; fore edge, spotted; endpaper maps; 338pp.
Description:First Edition. 8vo. VG-/VG. white/black mountain range with blue...First Edition. 8vo. VG-/VG. white/black mountain range with blue sky and clouds across a thick middle section of the entire dustjacket. silver band across the top of jacket and along bottom edge also, both with black title and author script. on spine DJ small black author in script on color photo section and on silver tips, uppercase black characters. HB is navy cloth spine with lowercase calligraphy for author and title with turquoise symbol between them. lightened a tad from exposure along upper edges though corners and spine ends intact. inside covers feature black maps of mountainous ASIA and the INNER DOLPO. heavily foxed foreedge and bottom edge, faintly yellow spotted along top edge. textblock is most unaffected by the heavy spotting to the exterior edges. wide margins and no writing within. 338 pp.
Description:Very Good/Very Good. 338, Gray pictoral dj w/black title at...Very Good/Very Good. 338, Gray pictoral dj w/black title at spine. Brodart cover. Mild shelfwear and edgewear to dj. Light mold to cloth covers. Light browning to dj along edges. Light foxing to page edges and slight browning througjout.
Description:Good. 0670653748 HARDBACK is OUT-OF-PRINT! 1st Edition ...Good. 0670653748 HARDBACK is OUT-OF-PRINT! 1st Edition (indicated by "Published Year" as validated in McBride source), 5th Printing 1978 Viking Press (NY) HARDBACK; text clean/UNMARKED; paper has light age-tanning, not browned; color jacket surface rubbing w/minor scratches/edges worn w/some mended small tears, several little chips, + tiny nicks; price ($12.95) intact; black cloth boards (front ever-so-slightly bowed) + binding, silver lettering, + metallic green artwork (on spine) surface mostly smooth/light rim wear w/pencil-moustache-thin sun shadow along top + bottom, corners good (no bumps); spine has better-than-normal reading usage, between holding well + remains strong; NOT x-library; No remainder mark; Not book club; 338 pages + 12 preliminary pgs; 2 different 2-page maps of Inner Dolpo (by Paul J Pugliese) on endpapers; preface; 4 chapters/subsections date from September 28 to December 1, 1973; acknowledgments; footnotes; index; brief author biographical info w/b+w photograph; wrap-around color cover photo by George Schaller; I rank "The Snow Leopard" alongside "Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" (Robert Pirsig) as the most life-changing reading events in the 60+ years of thriving life; book interior is very good, cover is worn, board slightly bent, thus good plus collectible copy of 35-year-old out-of-print classic, mind-stimulating (at the least) hardback.
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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