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The Snow Leopard (Penguin Classics)

The Snow Leopard (Penguin Classics)
Author: Peter Matthiessen
ISBN 13: 9780143105510
ISBN 10: 143105515
Edition: Revised
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 2008-09-30
Format: Paperback
Pages: 368
List Price: $17.00

An unforgettable spiritual journey through the Himalayas— now celebrating its thirtieth anniversary

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 Z en 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.

The Washington Post Book World

Stunning . . . Fiercely felt and magnificently written.