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  • The Cloud Forestby Peter Matthiessen

    Random House 2012; US$ 27.18

    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...

  • Shadow Countryby Peter Matthiessen

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 18.00

    2008 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER Peter Matthiessen?s great American epic?Killing Mister Watson, Lost Man?s River, and Bone by Bone?was conceived as one vast mysterious novel, but because of its length it was originally broken up into three books. In this bold new rendering, Matthiessen has cut nearly a third of the overall text and collapsed the time... 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...

  • Men's Livesby Peter Matthiessen

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 17.00

    An eloquent portrayal of a disappearing way of life of the Long Island fishermen whose voices--humorous, bitter and bewildered--are as clear as the threatened beauty of their once quiet shore. more...

  • At Play in the Fields of the Lordby Peter Matthiessen

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.95

    Set in the South American jungle, this thriller follows the clash between two misplaced gringos--one who has come to convert the Indians to Christianity, and one who has been hired to kill them. Now the basis for a major motion picture. more...

  • On the River Styxby Peter Matthiessen

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.00

    "Mr. Matthiessen proves himself here to be a connoisseur of coiled tensions, between men and women, between people of different social classes, and, repeatedly, between races.... There is something almost mysterious about his achievement...qualities for which one can think of only classical or old-fashioned words: gravitas, grandeur, beauty." -- The... more...

  • Under The Mountain Wallby Peter Matthiessen

    Random House 2012; US$ 12.78

    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...

  • An African Trilogyby Peter Matthiessen

    Random House 2012; US$ 27.18

    During the 1970s and 1980s, Peter Matthiessen took part in a number of expeditions to Africa, witnessing first-hand the continent?s many and diverse peoples and wildlife. The fruits of these journeys are three of the most impressive essays on the natural world of the late twentieth century. The Tree where Man Was Born documents wild... more...

  • Endocrine Disruptersby Peter Matthiessen

    Wiley 2013; US$ 133.00

    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 recent years, a number... more...