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Author Matthiessen, Peter.

Title The snow leopard / Peter Matthiessen ; introduction by Pico Iyer.

Publication Info. New York : Penguin books, 2008.

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 SPANISH RIVER Adult Nonfiction  915.496 Mat  AVAILABLE
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Description xxviii, 336 p. : ill., maps ; 20 cm.
Series Penguin classics
Penguin classics.
Note Originally published: New York : Viking Press, 1978. With a new introduction.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [319]-325) and index.
Summary In 1973, Peter Matthiessen and field biologist George Schaller traveled high into the remote mountains of Nepal to study the Himalayan blue sheep and possibly glimpse the rare and beautiful snow leopard. Matthiessen, a student of Zen Buddhism, was also on a spiritual quest - to find the Lama of Shey at the ancient shrine on Crystal Mountain. As the climb proceeds, Matthiessen charts his inner path as well as his outer one, with a deepening Buddhist understanding of reality, suffering, impermanence, and beauty.
Subject Natural history -- Himalaya Mountains.
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
Biologists -- United States -- Biography.
Himalaya Mountains -- Description and travel.
ISBN 9780143105510