The Snow Leopard
  • Author : Peter Matthiessen
  • Release Date : 06 November 2014
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 13 : 9781448112654
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Book excerpt: Enjoy this special edition hardback of one of the greatest pieces of travel and nature writing ever written. Go with Peter Matthiessen all the way to Dolpo, a Tibetan plateau in the high Himalayas. This is the account of a journey to the dazzling Tibetan plateau of Dolpo in the high Himalayas. In 1973 Matthiessen made the 250-mile trek to Dolpo, as part of an expedition to study wild blue sheep. It was an arduous, sometimes dangerous, physical endeavour: exertion, blisters, blizzards, endless negotiations with sherpas, quaking cold. But it was also a 'journey of the heart' - amongst the beauty and indifference of the mountains Matthiessen was searching for solace. He was also searching for a glimpse of a snow leopard, a creature so rarely spotted as to be almost mythical. WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY RICHARD MABEY 'A beautiful book, and worthy of the mountains he is among' Paul Theroux 'A delight' i Paper

The Snow Leopard

The Snow Leopard

Author : Peter Matthiessen
Publisher : Random House
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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