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The Snow Leopard

Matthiessen, Peter

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ISBN 10: 0670653748 / ISBN 13: 9780670653744
Published by Vikin, NY, 1978
Used Condition: Very Good Cloth
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Book has moderate foxing to top paper edges, a paragraph underlined on pp18, 3 lines underlined pp73, 12 lines underlined pp77, 10 lines underlined pp87, 8 lines on pp92, 9 lines pp95 - That's the extent of it, but ala,s the underlining though thin and light is there to stay. DJ has 1"(W)x3/4"(H) piece missing on bottom front edge of DJ, light creasing on top front edge of DJ, crease on top edge of DJ spine, 3/4" closed tear on bottom rear edge of DJ. 338pp with Notes/Index. Dark blue cloth. 1st Ed. (Pub. in 1978 by Viking Press - 0878 on bottom corner of front flap). Tight, square, bright copy with firm corners. No remainder mark. No internal names, notations. Pictorial unclipped DJ in Mylar cover ($12.95). Award winner. Matthiessen's works belong in any environmentalist's library. USPS Tracking provided. H Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 19299

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In 1973 Mathiessen journeyed wioth George Schaller, a field biologist, to Crystal Mountain in the Himalayas, to study the wiild blue sheep of the region called bharal. They also hoped to see the rare snow leopard, an almost mythical creature which Schaller once glimpsed on a previous visit. Matthiessen is a student of Zen Buddhism and for him this was as much an inner journey as a field trip. He succeeds well in blending the spiritual with the earthly and thisbook i an evocative accoutn of a remote and timeless place and its people.

Product Description: 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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Title: The Snow Leopard

Publisher: Vikin, NY

Publication Date: 1978

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good +

Edition: First Edition.

Book Type: Natural History

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