One September, the writer and explorer Peter Matthiessen set out with field biologist George Schaller to journey 250 miles through the Himalayas to the Crystal Mountain on the Tibetan plateau. They wanted to study the wild blue sheep, the bharal, but also hoped to see the snow leopard, a creature so rarely spotted as to be nearly mythical. The Snow Leopard is not only an exquisite book of natural history but an extraordinary account of an inner journey ; a 'true pilgrimage, a journey of the heart.'
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An account of the author's search for the rare snow leopard, travelling on foot from Kathmandu to the remote Crystal Mountain, high in the Himalayas by way of Annapurna. What began as an expedition became, for Mathiessen, a true pilgrimage of the heart. The book won the US National Book Award. Peter Matthiessen"s many books include "Indian Country", "Nine-Headed Dragon River" and "Men's Lives".Product Description:
A book of travel and natural history, recounting a journey into the Himalayan massif in search of the snow leopard.
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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. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0140255087 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.1044873