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The Snow Leopard


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 synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 5.000

great book and wonderful writing!

by DIANE G on Apr 12, 2012

you will love this book if rich writing and visions of each page comning alive is your thing............ More

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Every Man's Journey

by Val F on Mar 10, 2011

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 ... More


A Wonderful Pursuit

by martha29 on Mar 25, 2010

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 ... More

by Kamala on May 21, 2009

Fantastic book. It gets better as it goes along.The author has many spiritual insights on this journey. He is a phenomenal writer. Enjoy! More


One of Our Great Writers

by SeldomSeen on Mar 4, 2008

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 ... More

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