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Matthiessen, Peter

Overview
Works: 367 works in 1,256 publications in 5 languages and 61,850 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Didactic fiction  Diaries  Pictorial works  Interviews  Experimental fiction  Sea stories  Biographical fiction 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of screenplay, Creator
Classifications: PS3563.A8584, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Peter Matthiessen
In the spirit of Crazy Horse by Peter Matthiessen ( Book )
34 editions published between 1983 and 2002 in English and held by 3,706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An investigative account of the fatal shout-out between FBI agents and American Indians in 1975
Killing Mister Watson by Peter Matthiessen ( Book )
31 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Novel about the man usually credited with killing Belle Starr
At play in the fields of the Lord by Peter Matthiessen ( Book )
45 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,755 WorldCat member 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
The tree where man was born by Peter Matthiessen ( Book )
42 editions published between 1972 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 2,521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this book, two naturalists join to evoke the African experience
Wildlife in America by Peter Matthiessen ( Book )
30 editions published between 1959 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A history of the North American wilderness and its creatures, with lists and drawings of rare, threatened, and extinct species
Indian country by Peter Matthiessen ( Book )
20 editions published between 1984 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,172 WorldCat member 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
Shadow country : a new rendering of the Watson legend by Peter Matthiessen ( Book )
18 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,995 WorldCat member 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
Far Tortuga by Peter Matthiessen ( Book )
26 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An impressionistic novel concerns the assortment of crew members aboard a dismal schooner hunting for green sea turtles in the Caribbean
Sal si puedes; Cesar Chavez and the new American Revolution by Peter Matthiessen ( Book )
22 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 1,784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tigers in the snow by Peter Matthiessen ( Book )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 1,704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of the threatened Siberian tiger as it struggles to exist in the little-populated Russian Far East
Lost Man's River by Peter Matthiessen ( Book )
15 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 1,655 WorldCat member 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
Bone by bone : a novel by Peter Matthiessen ( Book )
13 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,624 WorldCat member 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
The birds of heaven : travels with cranes by Peter Matthiessen ( Book )
13 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 1,549 WorldCat member 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
Sand rivers by Peter Matthiessen ( Book )
11 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 1,548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recounts his safari to the Selous Game Reserve in southern Tanzania
Under the mountain wall : a chronicle of two seasons in the stone age by Peter Matthiessen ( Book )
34 editions published between 1903 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,488 WorldCat member 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. [4]
The snow leopard by Peter Matthiessen ( Book )
50 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
Men's lives : the surfmen and baymen of the South Fork by Peter Matthiessen ( Book )
10 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 1,082 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains primary source material
At play in the fields of the lord by Peter Matthiessen ( )
18 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,012 WorldCat member 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
The cloud forest : a chronicle of the South American wilderness by Peter Matthiessen ( Book )
22 editions published between 1961 and 1988 in English and held by 1,006 WorldCat member 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
Blue meridian; the search for the great white shark by Peter Matthiessen ( Book )
11 editions published between 1971 and 1997 in English and held by 992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In 1969 and 1970 Peter Gimbel led a crew of professional divers on a world-ranging expedition to find and film underwater the great white shark. This was a feat never before accopmlished, in part because the beast is rarely seen, in part because it the most dangerous of all underwater creatures. Peter Matthiessen was asked to write the story of this search, and to serve as a spare hand, both on the surface and below. At intervals over a period of seventeen months he accompanied Gimbel's crew--from the Caribbean to the whaling grounds off Durban, to various islands in the Indian Ocean, to Ceylon, and finally to eventual success off the bleak coast of South Australia.....he records the awesome experience of swimming in open water among hundreds of sharks at once, the beauties of strange seas and landscapes, and the camaraderie, tension, humor and frustrations that develop when people continually risking their lives dwell in close proximity day after day."
 
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Alternative Names
Matthiesen, Peter, 1927-
Matthiessen, Peter, 1927-
マシーセン, ピーター
Languages
English (557)
German (6)
Swedish (2)
French (1)
Spanish (1)
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