'Matthiessen's book is a triumph that will outlive him. It is a masterpiece' John Hillaby
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.'
"A beautiful book, and worthy of the mountains he is among" Paul Theroux Observer
A blend of the spiritual and earthly in this study of the Himalayas and the rare snow leopard.
Peter Matthiessen, 1927 in New York geboren, ist international renommierter Naturforscher, Forschungsreisender und Schriftsteller.