A book of travel and natural history, recounting a journey into the Himalayan massif in search of the snow leopard.
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"A beautiful book, and worthy of the mountains he is among" (Paul Theroux)
"What began as a practical search for the rare snow leopard, revered Buddhist emblem, developed into a quest for the meaning of Being. An enjoyable combination of mountaineering and mysticism" ( Observer)
"It's a tale of an inner struggle for calm, and would be an inspiring and sustaining desert island companion" (Emily Barr)
"As much the chronicle of an inner journey as it is the learned recording of an unfamiliar territory...a timeless account" ( Independent)
"An evocative account of a remote and timeless place and its people" ( Sunday Times)
'Matthiessen's book is a triumph that will outlive him. It is a masterpiece' John Hillaby
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Book Description Penguin, 1996. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140255087
Book Description Penguin, 1996. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110140255087
Book Description Penguin, 1996. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: When Matthiessen went to Nepal to study the Himalayan blue sheep and, possibly, to glimpse the rare and beautiful snow leopard, he undertook his five-week trek as winter snows were sweeping into the high passes. This is a radiant and deeply moving account of a "true pilgrimage, a journey of the heart". Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0140255087