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  • The Snow Leopardby Peter Matthiessen

    Random House 2014; US$ 13.60

    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... more...

  • Blue Meridianby Peter Matthiessen

    Random House 2012; US$ 20.41

    In 1969 Peter Matthiessen set out with the expedition led by Peter Gimbel, whose aim was to find and film underwater for the first time the most dangerous of all sea creatures - the great white shark. Acting as the expedition's chronicler and spare hand (both on the surface and below), Matthiessen accompanied the crew from the Carribean to the whaling... more...

  • The Cloud Forestby Peter Matthiessen

    Random House 2012; US$ 23.11

    Peter Mattiessen has long been known for his travels to some of the remotest lands on earth, most notably recorded in The Snow Leopard . The Cloud Forest brings to vivid life a South American journey that took him from the Sargasso Sea to the jungles of Amazonia, from the Inca city of Machu Picchu high in the Andes to the bleak rocks of Tierra... more...

  • African Silencesby Peter Matthiessen

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 14.95

    African Silences is a powerful and sobering account of the cataclysmic depredation of the African landscape and its wildlife. In this critically acclaimed work Peter Matthiessen explores new terrain on a continent he has written about in two previous books, A Tree Where Man Was Born -- nominated for the National Book Award -- and Sand Rivers. Through... more...

  • Far Tortugaby Peter Matthiessen

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 18.00

    An adventure story and a deeply considered meditation upon the sea itself. more...

  • On the River Styxby Peter Matthiessen

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.00

    Since the 1950s Peter Matthiessen has written fiction and nonfiction of elemental power and moral vision, including the acclaimed novels At Play in the Fields of the Lord and Far Tortuga and works of naturalism and exploration like the National Book Award-winning The Snow Leopard. This stunning collection of short stories, available for the first... more...

  • Under The Mountain Wallby Peter Matthiessen

    Random House 2012; US$ 10.87

    In the Baliem Valley in central New Guinea lived a Stone Age tribe which survived into the twentieth century - the Kurelu. Matthiessen joined the Harvard-Peabody Expedition of 1961which set out to study the tribe as unobtrusively as possible, living among the Kurelu for two seasons. The result was this classic account, not of the expedition but of... more...

  • Endocrine Disruptersby Peter Matthiessen

    Wiley 2013; US$ 129.00

    Enables researchers to assess the effects of endocrine disrupters as well as comply with new environmental regulations Endocrine disrupters are chemicals—both man-made and natural—that interfere with the body's endocrine system, potentially resulting in adverse developmental, reproductive, neurological, and immune effects. In... more...

  • Killing Mister Watsonby Peter Matthiessen

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.95

    Drawn from fragments of historical fact, Matthiessen's masterpiece brilliantly depicts the fortunes and misfortunes of Edgar J. Watson, a real-life entrepreneur and outlaw who appeared in the lawless Florida Everglades around the turn of the century. more...

  • Lost Man's Riverby Peter Matthiessen

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.00

    Killing Mister Watson  was published in 1990, the reviews were extraordinary. It was heralded as "a marvel of invention . . . a virtuoso performance" ( The New York Times Book Review ) and a "novel [that] stands with the best that our nation has produced as literature" ( Los Angeles Times Book Review ). Now Peter Matthiessen brings us the second novel... more...