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The Snow Leopard

The Snow Leopard Book
Author : Peter Matthiessen
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2008-09-30
ISBN : 1101663189
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Searching for the Snow Leopard

Searching for the Snow Leopard Book
Author : Shavaun Mara Kidd,Björn Persson
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2020-10-06
ISBN : 1951627261
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A stunning visual and personal journey in search of the iconic big cat, the snow leopard. The snow leopard, known as the ghost of the mountains, is an elusive predator that has captured the human imagination for eons. Yet, by nature secretive, living at altitudes of up to 19,000 feet in one of the world's harshest environments, it is notoriously difficult to see. Those lucky enough to encounter one speak of the experience as momentous, transformative, even spiritual. In this handsomely illustrated, eloquent book, published in partnership with the Snow Leopard Conservancy, world-renowned wildlife photographers, naturalists, and conservationists take the reader closer than most humans will ever get to knowing snow leopards and understanding why these beautiful big cats have for so long been considered the most mysterious of all. More than 130 breathtaking photographs—all taken in the wild, and none with camera traps—accompany personal narratives and anecdotes that convey the experience of learning to see; the patient pursuit, following the tracks and other sign for a momentary glimpse; an unexpected encounter; watching the predator hunt; a magical moment with a mother and her cubs. A special "seek and find" section challenges readers to spot the snow leopard—to discern camouflage from rock and snow. The text also relates the natural history of the snow leopard, its cultural significance and place in lore, its interactions with local peoples, and information about its conservation. Royalties from the sales of Searching for the Snow Leopard support the Snow Leopard Conservancy and its programs.

The Snow Leopard

The Snow Leopard Book
Author : Peter Matthiessen
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1996
ISBN : 9781860461538
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An account of the author's two-hundred-fifty-mile journey, on foot, from Kathmandu, Nepal, to the Crystal Mountain, in Tibet, in search of the Himalayan blue sheep, the rare snow leopard, and distances of the spirit.

The Search for the Snow Leopard

The Search for the Snow Leopard Book
Author : Franklin W. Dixon
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2012-12-11
ISBN : 1439114056
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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!

Snow Leopards

Snow Leopards Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2016-06-06
ISBN : 0128024968
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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

The Snow Leopard Project

The Snow Leopard Project Book
Author : Alex Dehgan
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2019-01-22
ISBN : 1610396960
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The remarkable story of the heroic effort to save and preserve Afghanistan's wildlife-and a culture that derives immense pride and a sense of national identity from its natural landscape. Postwar Afghanistan is fragile, volatile, and perilous. It is also a place of extraordinary beauty. Evolutionary biologist Alex Dehgan arrived in the country in 2006 to build the Wildlife Conservation Society's Afghanistan Program, and preserve and protect Afghanistan's unique and extraordinary environment, which had been decimated after decades of war. Conservation, it turned out, provided a common bond between Alex's team and the people of Afghanistan. His international team worked unarmed in some of the most dangerous places in the country-places so remote that winding roads would abruptly disappear, and travel was on foot, yak, or mule. In The Snow Leopard Project, Dehgan takes readers along with him on his adventure as his team helps create the country's first national park, completes the some of the first extensive wildlife surveys in thirty years, and works to stop the poaching of the country's iconic endangered animals, including the elusive snow leopard. In doing so, they help restore a part of Afghan identity that is ineffably tied to the land itself.

The Art of Patience

The Art of Patience Book
Author : Sylvain Tesson
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2021-05-06
ISBN : 086154000X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Winner of the Prix Renaudot 2019 ‘Extraordinarily beautiful… a long last loving glance at the planet.’ Carl Safina, author of Becoming Wild The Art of Patience sees the renowned French adventurer and writer set off for the high plateaux of remotest Tibet in search of the elusive snow leopard. There, in the company of leading wildlife photographer Vincent Munier and two companions, at 5,000 metres and in temperatures of -25ºC, the team set up their hides on exposed mountainsides, and occasionally in the luxury of an icy cave, to await a visitation from the almost mythical beast. This tightly focused and tautly written narrative is simultaneously a dazzling account of an exacting journey, an apprenticeship in the art of patience, an acceptance of the ruthlessness of the natural world and, finally, a plea for ecological sanity. A small masterpiece, it is one of those books that demands to be read again and again.

The Snow Leopard

The Snow Leopard Book
Author : Jackie Morris
Publisher : Graffeg
Release : 2018-08
ISBN : 9781912050475
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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As the Snow Leopard's earthly life begins to wane, she searches for a pure and incorruptible soul to pass her knowledge and power to in order that the hidden valley can remain safe. For the Mergich Realm, the sacred and secret place guarded by spirits in animal form, is under threat from those from outside who would seek to exploit its riches. A tale of magic and myth set amongst the Himalayan mountains, Jackie's glorious illustrations and lyrical text are now returned to print in a new, larger, high-production format.

Secret of the Snow Leopard

Secret of the Snow Leopard Book
Author : John C. Robinson
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1999
ISBN : 9781882897292
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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These compelling short stories, poems and essays are whimsical, philosophical and frightening.

The Snow Leopard and the Goat

The Snow Leopard and the Goat Book
Author : Shafqat Hussain
Publisher : University of Washington Press
Release : 2019-12-30
ISBN : 0295746580
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Following the downgrading of the snow leopard’s status from “endangered” to “vulnerable” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature in 2017, debate has renewed about the actual number of snow leopards in the wild and the most effective strategies for coexisting with these enigmatic animals. Evidence from Pakistan and other countries in the snow leopard’s home range shows that they rely heavily on human society—domestic livestock accounts for as much as 70 percent of their diet. Maintaining that the snow leopard is a “wild” animal, conservation NGOs and state agencies have enacted laws that punish farmers for attacking these predators, while avoiding engaging with efforts to mitigate the harms suffered by farmers whose herds are reduced by snow leopards. This ethnography examines the uneven distribution of costs and benefits involved in snow leopard conservation and shows that for the conservation of nature to be successful, the vision, interests, and priorities of those most affected by conservation policies—in this case, local farmers—must be addressed. A case history of Project Snow Leopard in the mountains of northern Pakistan, which inspired similar programs in India, Bhutan, Nepal, Mongolia, Afghanistan and Tajikistan, describes how the animal’s food habits are studied, how elusive individuals are counted, and how a novel kind of “snow leopard insurance” has protected the species by compensating farmers for livestock losses. The Snow Leopard and the Goat demonstrates that characterizing this conflict as one between humans (farmers) and wildlife (snow leopards) is misleading, as the real conflict is between two human groups—farmers and conservationists—who see the snow leopard differently.

Oleg the Snow Leopard

Oleg the Snow Leopard Book
Author : Jean-Claude Brisville,Danièle Bour
Publisher : Orion
Release : 1978
ISBN : 9780575025578
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Oleg the Snow Leopard book written by Jean-Claude Brisville,Danièle Bour, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

The Kingdom of the Snow Leopard

The Kingdom of the Snow Leopard Book
Author : Elspeth Rawstron
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2007
ISBN : 9783852720067
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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That year Tom is really lively with Christmas. He will spend the holiday with his friend Mahir in the Kingdom of Leopard White. He also has a special invitation from Mahir's father, the King. But someone is following the boys on their way and Tom is worried that the person hurt them. What happens when they get there?

Leo the Snow Leopard

Leo the Snow Leopard Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2010
ISBN : 9780545229272
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 Ghost of the Mountains

Snow Leopard  Ghost of the Mountains Book
Author : Justin Anderson
Publisher : Candlewick Press (MA)
Release : 2019-10-08
ISBN : 9781536205404
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Look! A line of paw prints in the snow. Follow the tracks to see the rare and utterly majestic snow leopard and visit her secret world. The people who live among the high peaks of the Himalayas tell stories of a mysterious animal called the gray ghost. To see one, you'd have to be very lucky indeed. Join a zoologist in the Himalayan mountains as he searches for the elusive creature. With her pale gold and silver-gray coat painted with black rosettes, she blends so well into the boulders, it's no wonder she's thought of as a ghost of the mountains. But the fortunate few who spot her are rewarded with a sight they will never forget. Written by an expert with firsthand experience, beautifully illustrated, and interwoven with fascinating facts, this vicarious look at a breathtaking animal includes an end note suggesting resources to explore.

Jackie Morris Snow Leopard Poster

Jackie Morris Snow Leopard Poster Book
Author : Jackie Morris
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2018-05-31
ISBN : 9781912213580
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Jackie Morris Snow Leopard Poster book written by Jackie Morris, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

The Lucky Snow Leopard Zoe s Rescue Zoo 4

The Lucky Snow Leopard  Zoe s Rescue Zoo  4  Book
Author : Amelia Cobb
Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
Release : 2016-09-27
ISBN : 0545842271
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Zoe is delighted that her great uncle Horace has brought home two new animals for the Rescue Zoo: a beautiful snow leopard and her fuzzy cub Ali. Even more exciting is the news that soon there will be three snow leopards -- Ali is about to be a big brother!

Rainbow Magic Selma the Snow Leopard Fairy

Rainbow Magic  Selma the Snow Leopard Fairy Book
Author : Daisy Meadows
Publisher : Orchard Books
Release : 2018-10-04
ISBN : 9781408355046
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Get ready for an exciting fairy adventure with the no. 1 bestselling series for girls aged 5 and up. Kirsty and Rachel are going to a very special safari park! They are very excited to help the endangered animals who live there. But naughty Jack Frost wants to steal the animals for himself! Can the girls help the Endangered Animals Fairies stop him? 'These stories are magic; they turn children into readers!' ReadingZone.com Read all four fairy adventures in the Endangered Animals Fairies set! Etta the Elephant Fairy; Priya the Polar Bear Fairy; Chelsea the Chimpanzee Fairy; Selma the Snow Leopard Fairy. If you like Rainbow Magic, check out Daisy Meadows' other series: Magic Animal Friends and Unicorn Magic!

In the Footsteps of the Snow Leopard

In the Footsteps of the Snow Leopard Book
Author : Tim Easton
Publisher : Ashcrest
Release : 2020-10-25
ISBN : 9780646825571
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A twenty-four day trek through the remote north-western Himalayas following the path of Peter Matthiessen's journey of 1972 where he along with a zoologist went in search of the Snow Leopard. Tim Easton's journey in October/November 2019 was one of inner reflection, his own experiences with Buddhism from a ten day retreat in Kopan Monastery and his personal challenges in life.

The Snow Leopard Adventure

The Snow Leopard Adventure Book
Author : Deepak Dalal
Publisher : Penguin Random House India Private Limited
Release : 2021-02-15
ISBN : 8195084389
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Vikram and Aditya are back in magnificent Ladakh. Having finally freed their young friend Tsering from the hands of dangerous men, they've set themselves up for an even great challenge: to locate the the grey ghost of the Himalayas, the snow leopard. The boys join a team of ecologists and explorers in their search for this immensely rare and beautiful creature of the wild. But high up in the Himalayas, amidst daunting mountains and dark valleys, everyone has just one question on their mind: how do you study an animal you cannot find? Journey in search of the elusive Snow Leopard with an enthralling tale set in one of India's most splendid destinations.

Snow Leopard

Snow Leopard Book
Author : Don Hunter
Publisher : "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Release : 2012-07-16
ISBN : 145716597X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.