The Snow Leopard

The Snow Leopard Author Peter Matthiessen
ISBN-10 9781448112654
Release 2014-11-06
Pages 336
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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.'



The Snow Leopard

The Snow Leopard Author Peter Matthiessen
ISBN-10 9781101663189
Release 2008-09-30
Pages 368
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An unforgettable spiritual journey through the Himalayas by renowned writer Peter Matthiessen (1927-2014), the National Book Award-winning author of the new novel In Paradise 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. This Penguin Classics edition features an introduction by acclaimed travel writer and novelist Pico Iyer. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.



The Snow Leopard

The Snow Leopard Author Peter Matthiessen
ISBN-10 9780143129523
Release 2016-10-18
Pages 352
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Part of the Penguin Orange Collection, a limited-run series of twelve influential and beloved American classics in a bold series design offering a modern take on the iconic Penguin paperback For the seventieth anniversary of Penguin Classics, the Penguin Orange Collection celebrates the heritage of Penguin's iconic book design with twelve influential American literary classics representing the breadth and diversity of the Penguin Classics library. These collectible editions are dressed in the iconic orange and white tri-band cover design, first created in 1935, while french flaps, high-quality paper, and striking cover illustrations provide the cutting-edge design treatment that is the signature of Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions today. The Snow Leopard 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. The result is a remarkable account of a journey both physical and spiritual, as the arduous climb yields to Matthiessen a deepening Buddhist understanding of reality, suffering, impermanence, and beauty.



Snow Leopards

Snow Leopards Author
ISBN-10 9780128024966
Release 2016-06-06
Pages 644
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Snow Leopards: Biodiversity of the World: Conservation from Genes to Landscapes is the only comprehensive work on the biology, behavior, and conservation status of the snow leopard, a species that has long been one of the least studied, and hence poorly understood, of the large cats. Breakthroughs in technologies and methodologies to study this elusive cat have come rapidly, including non-invasive genetics, camera traps, and GPS-satellite collaring. The book begins with chapters on the genetic standing and taxonomy of the snow leopard, followed by chapters on their behavior and ecology. Additional contributions follow on the current and emerging threats to the species, which include longstanding concerns, such as poaching and conflicts with livestock, and new and emerging threats such as mining and climate change. A section on conservation solutions, backed by valuable case studies, starts with an overview of the important role mountain communities play in assuring the snow leopard’s long-term persistence. In addition, chapters on the role of captive snow leopards for the conservation of the species, state-of-the-art techniques and technologies for studying and monitoring snow leopards, status reports from around the region, and future perspectives, such as transboundary conservation initiatives, international conventions (CITES, CMS, etc.), the role of the IUCN Cat Specialist Group and the Snow Leopard Network, and undertakings such as the Global Snow Leopard Forum facilitated by the World Bank are also included. Serves as the first and only comprehensive book on the biology, behavior, and conservation status of the snow leopard Brings together the most current scientific knowledge, documents the most pressing conservation issues, and shares success stories in alleviating the broad threats that now jeopardize the long-term survival of this species Brings current knowledge of the species, not only to researchers and conservationists, but also to decision makers, academics, and students Edited by recognized snow leopard experts, with more than 50 years of collective experience in research and conservation of the species



Leo the Snow Leopard

Leo the Snow Leopard Author
ISBN-10 0545229278
Release 2010
Pages 40
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Documents the survival story of a Pakistan snow leopard that was rescued as an orphaned cub and taken in by scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society, who placed him with the Bronx Zoo.



Snow Leopard

Snow Leopard Author Don Hunter
ISBN-10 9781457165979
Release 2012-07-16
Pages 216
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Like no other large cat, the snow leopard evokes a sense of myth and mysticism, strength and spirit shrouded in a snowy veil, seldom seen but always present. Giving a voice to the snow leopard, this collection of powerful first person accounts from an impressive cadre of scientist-adventurers grants readers a rare glimpse of this elusive cat and the remarkable lives of those personally connected to its future. These Stories from the Roof of the World resonate with adventure, danger, discovery, and most importantly hope for this magnificent big cat. Very little has been written about this mystical creature. Its remote and rugged habitat among the mightiest collection of mountains on Earth, proclaimed "The Roof of the World" by awe-struck explorers, make it one of the most difficult and expensive animals to study. After a millennia thriving in peaceful isolation, human encroachment, poaching and climate change threaten the snow leopards survival. Speaking on behalf of the snow leopard, these heart-felt stories will inform and inspire readers, creating the vital connection needed to move people toward action in saving this magnificent cat. Contributors include: Ali Abutalip Dahashof, Som B. Ale, Avaantseren Bayarjargal, Yash Veer Bhatnagar, Joseph L. Fox, Helen Freeman, Darla Hillard, Don Hunter, Shafqat Hussain, Rodney Jackson, Jan E. Janecka, Mitchell Kelly, Ashiq Ahmad Khan, Nasier A. Kitchloo, Evgeniy P. Kashkarov, Peter Matthiessen, Kyle McCarthy, Tom McCarthy, George B. Schaller, and Rinchen Wangchuk.



The Search for the Snow Leopard

The Search for the Snow Leopard Author Franklin W. Dixon
ISBN-10 9781439114056
Release 2012-12-11
Pages 160
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The hunt is on...and the Hardy Boys could end up being dead meat! Frank and Joe’s latest case could give new meaning to the words “eat hardy”! A rare and beautiful snow leopard, a gift from Princess Salamaji of Rashipah, has disappeared from the Bayport Zoo, and the boys suspect foul play. Their suspicions are confirmed when the Princess herself vanishes...a victim of kidnapping! Their investigation leads them into a sinister world of jaws and claws, lions and tigers and snakes. But the most dangerous animal of all is the human kind, and the Hardys are headed straight into an ambush. The only way to save the Princess—and themselves—is to observe the law of the jungle: Beat the hunter at his own game!



The Snow Leopard of Shanghai

The Snow Leopard of Shanghai Author Erin Pizzey
ISBN-10 006100037X
Release 1990-04-01
Pages 608
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Sophia Oblimova and her sister Elena flee Russia during the final days of the Czar's regime, seeking refuge in corrupt Shanghai, where they must begin new, harsher lives



Once in Kazakhstan

Once in Kazakhstan Author Keith Rosten
ISBN-10 9780595327829
Release 2005-01
Pages 256
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Soon after the disintegration of the Soviet Union, Keith Rosten leaves the United States to be a Fulbright Lecturer in newly-independent Kazakhstan. In Once in Kazakhstan, Rosten draws a sometimes humorous portrait of a critical period in the emergence of this Central Asian country, interweaving the challenges and exhilaration of living in Kazakhstan with the historical backdrop of a nation grappling with its independence. From horse heads in the Central Market, to guns on the ski slopes, and to the first-ever parliamentary elections, Rosten takes you on a whirlwind tour of the country. He vividly recounts the change in currency from the Soviet ruble to the tenge and travels with a candidate for parliament to a rural village near Semipalatinsk. Using his knowledge of local language and customs, Rosten provides access to native sources on the history, politics, traditions, and spirit of Kazakhstan. Complete with photographs of the people, places, and monuments of the country, Once in Kazakhstan is an invaluable resource for anyone who is interested in learning more about, or traveling to, the fascinating landscape of this emerging nation.



Snow Leopard

Snow Leopard Author Jill Bailey
ISBN-10 0831778318
Release 1991-01-01
Pages 46
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Describes the effects of encroaching civilization on the snow leopard of the Himalayas, and efforts to save the animals.



The Snow Leopard and the Ibex

The Snow Leopard and the Ibex Author Douglas W. Farnell
ISBN-10 9781477255735
Release 2012-08-27
Pages 204
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Daniel Prescott, the soft-spoken owner of a small education software company in Seattle, has arranged to join his international business partner on a climbing holiday in the Swiss Alps. Their objective is the famous Matterhorn, a goal Daniel has held since childhood. But their plans are interrupted when Daniel's company is threatened by elements of the U.S. financial crisis. He is unable to get an expansion of credit from any U.S. bank and flies to meet his partner in Istanbul in hopes of securing financing from Turkish sources. But on the trip to meet with a Turkish commercial banker, Daniel's plane, with 186 passengers onboard, is hijacked by six Georgian and Chechnyan terrorists who hold resentments against the Russian Federation. While a prisoner onboard the aircraft, Daniel has a vision of his totem, the nimble Ibex, a mountain goat with large horns, locked in conflict with its nemesis, the Snow Leopard. This dream inspires his transformation into a more complete man who gains greater awareness of his own power. Meanwhile, his close friend, beautiful Arianna Reynolds, becomes aware of his predicament and, prompted by another friend's wisdom, begins a journey of her own to fulfill her desires for Daniel, which she finally recognizes as true love instead of friendship. Can Daniel successfully escape the terrorists' clutches, save his struggling business, and bond with the lovely Seattle woman he has known for so long?



The Snow Leopard

The Snow Leopard Author Paul West
ISBN-10 UOM:39015050981334
Release 1964
Pages 62
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The Snow Leopard has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Snow Leopard also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Snow Leopard book for free.



The Snow Leopard

The Snow Leopard Author Sigmund Miller
ISBN-10 OCLC:10174219
Release 1961
Pages 192
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The Snow Leopard has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Snow Leopard also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Snow Leopard book for free.



Take Control of Upgrading to Snow Leopard

Take Control of Upgrading to Snow Leopard Author Joe Kissell
ISBN-10 9781933671642
Release 2009
Pages
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Installing a major new version of Mac OS X should be exciting and fun, but without proper guidance you may find it nerve-wracking or even risk losing valuable files. Fortunately, many thousands of people have upgraded Mac OS X calmly and successfully with Joe Kissell's previous best-selling Take Control of Upgrading... titles. Joe's friendly, expert steps--developed over innumerable test installations--help you to avoid trouble, understand what's going on when you install Snow Leopard, and easily recover from problems that might arise.The ebook will help you: Evaluate whether your Mac is ready to run Snow LeopardPrepare for changes in Snow Leopard, such as software that may no longer workComplete crucial pre-upgrade steps that help you avoid troubleMake a bootable duplicate in case Joe's easy Plan A doesn't work for youUnderstand everything you need to know about what the installer will doDecide which optional software you should installPerform a few important post-installation tasks and tweaksSolve problems that might arise after installing-such as a Mac that won't bootYou should buy this ebook if one or both of the following describes your situation: You want to ensure a calm, successful update with no data loss or other unpleasant surprises.You could run the Snow Leopard installer on your own, but you want to know the ins and outs of what's new with the installer because you are a Mac consultant, because friends and relatives rely on you for tech support, so you can wow everyone at your next MUG meeting, or simply because you like knowing exactly how things work behind the scenes.Specific questions answered in this ebook include: Is my Mac ready for a Snow Leopard installation?What's new in the Snow Leopard installer?What's the deal with QuickTime and Snow Leopard?What's Rosetta, why should I care, and what should I do about it?Is it ever a good idea to partition my startup drive?How can I check if I need to run a firmware update before installing?What are smart ways to free up disk space so I have more room for Snow Leopard?How do I back up Boot Camp before upgrading, just in case something goes horribly wrong?The installer won't let me do what was previously called an "Archive and Install." What's the best alternative?Now that I've clicked Customize in the installer, how do I figure out which checkboxes to select?I just installed Snow Leopard and my Mac won't boot. Help What kinds of software that I depend on might not initially work in Snow Leopard?



Blue Meridian

Blue Meridian Author Peter Matthiessen
ISBN-10 9781448139446
Release 2012-05-31
Pages 176
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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 grounds off the Durban coast, to various islands in the Indian Ocean, to Ceylon, and finally to success off the bleak south coast of Australia. Blue Meridian records the awesome experience of swimming in open water among hundreds of sharks, the beauties of strange seas and landscapes and the camaraderie, humour and tension of people who live in close proximity and risk their lives day by day.



Save the snow leopard

Save the snow leopard Author Jill Bailey
ISBN-10 0811427099
Release 1991-01
Pages 46
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Villagers track a snow leopard in the Himalayas of western Nepal. Similar fictional vignettes combined with factual information focus on the behavior and endangered situation of several species of leopards.



Samsara Dog

Samsara Dog Author Helen Manos
ISBN-10 9781933605517
Release 2007
Pages 33
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Traces a dog through various incarnations, including a tough stray, a working dog, and a family pet, as he learns what he must in each life.