Most widely held works about Peter Matthiessen
Most widely held works by Peter Matthiessen
The snow leopard by Peter Matthiessen ( Book )
67 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in 14 languages and held by 3,179 libraries worldwide
The author discusses his experiences on a 250-mile journey through the Himalaya Mountains and his attempts to locate the Lama of Shey in an isolated monastery.
In the spirit of Crazy Horse by Peter Matthiessen ( Book )
33 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 3,116 libraries worldwide
An investigative account of the fatal shout-out between FBI agents and American Indians in 1975.
At play in the fields of the Lord by Peter Matthiessen ( Book )
59 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 3,109 libraries worldwide
A tale of two men's experiences with a native Indian tribe in the Brazilian rain forest. Despite their separate missions, both men converge in their respect for the native culture and their zeal to protect the Indians from imminent invasion.
Killing Mister Watson by Peter Matthiessen ( Book )
31 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,836 libraries worldwide
Novel about the man usually credited with killing Belle Starr.
The tree where man was born by Peter Matthiessen ( Book )
44 editions published between 1972 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 2,526 libraries worldwide
A work of nature and travel writing on East Africa, describing the daily lives of the region's people, the ways of its animals, and the turbulence of its political and social histories.
Lost Man's River by Peter Matthiessen ( Book )
22 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 2,185 libraries worldwide
A son in Florida seeks the truth about his father, a hunter executed by a lynch mob. History has it that Edgar Watson was a cold-blooded killer, but was he really so evil? As he talks to oldtimers, Lucius Watson learns about the smugglers and outlaws who populated the Everglades early this century.
Indian country by Peter Matthiessen ( Book )
21 editions published between 1984 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,148 libraries worldwide
The author examines the white man's encroachment on the lands of the Miccosukee, Hopi, Cherokee, Mohawk, Yurok, Karuk, Dakota, Chumash, Paiute, Shoshone, Ute and Navajo.
Wildlife in America by Peter Matthiessen ( Book )
24 editions published between 1959 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 2,146 libraries worldwide
A history of the North American wilderness and its creatures, with lists and drawings of rare, threatened, and extinct species.
Tigers in the snow by Peter Matthiessen ( Book )
17 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,988 libraries worldwide
The story of the threatened Siberian tiger as it struggles to exist in the little-populated Russian Far East.
Far Tortuga by Peter Matthiessen ( Book )
28 editions published between 1974 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 1,868 libraries worldwide
An impressionistic novel concerns the assortment of crew members aboard a dismal schooner hunting for green sea turtles in the Caribbean.
Shadow country : a new rendering of the Watson legend by Peter Matthiessen ( Book )
18 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,809 libraries worldwide
Inspired by a near-mythic event of the wild Florida frontier at the turn of the twentieth century, Shadow Country reimagines the legend of the inspired Everglades sugar planter and notorious outlaw E.J. Watson, who drives himself relentlessly toward his own violent end at the hands of neighbors who mostly admired him, in a killing that obsessed his favorite son.--From publisher description.
Bone by bone : a novel by Peter Matthiessen ( Book )
17 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 1,702 libraries worldwide
A novel on a sugar baron's rise to riches by violence and murder. He is E.J. Watson, a 19th century pioneer who builds a sugar-cane empire in Florida on the back of blacks. Third volume in a trilogy which began with Killing Mister Watson.
Sal si puedes; Cesar Chavez and the new American Revolution by Peter Matthiessen ( Book )
17 editions published between 1969 and 1975 in English and Spanish and held by 1,635 libraries worldwide
African silences by Peter Matthiessen ( Book )
29 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,596 libraries worldwide
Author's account of his travels in Western Africa in 1978 and in Eastern Africa in 1986 tells of the vanishing worlds of Africa and what is replacing them.
Sand rivers by Peter Matthiessen ( Book )
12 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 1,569 libraries worldwide
Recounts his safari to the Selous Game Reserve in southern Tanzania.
The birds of heaven : travels with cranes by Peter Matthiessen ( Book )
18 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 1,500 libraries worldwide
"Cranes are ubiquitous in the earliest legends of the world's peoples, where they often figure as sentinels of heaven and omens of longevity and good fortune. For their great beauty and imposing size - they are the largest of all flying birds on earth - they are held near-sacred in many lands. Their broad wilderness habitat requirements make them "umbrella species": protecting them ensures that other creatures and the earth and water of the ecosystem are also protected. In addition, the enormous spans of cranes' migrations have encouraged international conservation efforts." "In The Birds of Heaven, Peter Matthiessen chronicles his many journeys in search of the world's fifteen species of cranes. From the vast taiga of Siberia's Amur basin and the Mongolian steppe, breeding grounds for the glorious red-crowned and white-naped cranes, his travels take him to India, Bhutan, China, Japan, and Korea, then on to Australia, Africa, and western Europe (where the native crane is being encouraged to return), and finally to Wisconsin, Nebraska, the Gulf Coast, and Florida, where ingenious efforts are under way to establish a nonmigratory population of the rare whooping crane. He is accompanied by erudite and passionate ornithologists and "craniacs," along with many fascinating regional people, from Mongolian nomads to Gujarati nawabs. Through their eyes as well as his own, he portrays the astonishingly tenacious cranes' struggles to survive in a rapidly developing world in which man is leaving less and less place for other creatures. He also captures the deep loss to humankind should these majestic creatures - their majesty illuminated by Robert Bateman's eloquent renderings - be permitted to disappear."--BOOK JACKET.
Under the mountain wall : a chronicle of two seasons in the stone age by Peter Matthiessen ( Book )
44 editions published between 1903 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 1,400 libraries worldwide
"In the Baliem Valley in central New Guinea live the Kurelu, a Stone Age tribe that survived into the twentieth century. Peter Matthiessen visited the Kurelu with the Harvard-Peabody expedition in 1961 and wrote Under the mountain wall as an account not of the expedition, but of the great warrior Weaklekek, the swineherd, Tukum, U-mue and his family, and the boy Weake, killed in a surprise raid"--Cover p. .
The cloud forest; a chronicle of the South American wilderness by Peter Matthiessen ( Book )
36 editions published between 1961 and 2010 in English and held by 1,292 libraries worldwide
Peter Matthiessen's report of his expedition crisscrossing 10,000 miles of the South American wilderness, from the Amazon rain forests to Machu Picchu, high in the Andes, down to Tierra del Fuego and back. He followed the trails of old explorers, encountered river bandits, wild tribesmen, and the evidence of ancient ruins, and discovered fossils in the depths of the Peruvian jungle.
On the river Styx and other stories by Peter Matthiessen ( Book )
15 editions published between 1986 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 1,082 libraries worldwide
End of the earth : voyages to Antarctica by Peter Matthiessen ( Book )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 1,036 libraries worldwide
Brilliantly attuned to the transience of nature and painfully aware of the precariousness of a polar environment facing global warming, Peter Matthiessen provides an exquisite account of his voyage through the islands surrounding Antarctica. In lyrical prose, Matthiessen describes the wildlife he encounters and the region it inhabits, along with historical information regarding the greatest pioneers and adventurers who preceded him. Matthiessen brings to life the waters of the richest whale feeding grounds in the world; the wandering albatross with its 11-foot wingspan arching through the sky; and the habits of every variety of seal, walrus, petrel, and penguin in the area, all with a boundless and contagious inquisitiveness. In addition to offering an unequaled naturalist's perspective, Matthiessen's story takes an unforeseen adventurous turn as he and the crew of the 384-foot research vessel are bombarded for two days by an unrelenting hurricane, injuring everyone on board. Magnificently written, End of the Earth evokes an appreciation and sympathy for a region as harsh as it is beautiful.
Africa Africa, East Amazon River Region American Indian Movement Animal ecology Antarctica--Antarctic Peninsula Authors, American Biography Chavez, Cesar,--1927-1993 Dharma (Buddhism) Diaries Emperor penguin Endangered species Fathers and sons Fiction Fishing Florida Florida--Everglades Frontier and pioneer life Himalaya Mountains History Human ecology Hunting Indians of North America--Government relations Indians of North America--Land tenure Indians of South America Manners and customs Matthiessen, Peter Missionaries Murder Murderers Natural history Naturalists North America Oglala Indians--Government relations Peltier, Leonard Pictorial works Religion Religious life--Zen Buddhism Russia (Federation)--Russian Far East South America Spiritual biography Tanzania Travel United States Watson, Edgar J.,--1855-1910 Wildlife conservation Zen Buddhism--Doctrines Zen Buddhists Zoology
Matthiesen, Peter, 1927-马修森
No Linguistic content (5)