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Matthiessen, Peter

Overview
Works: 282 works in 1,351 publications in 18 languages and 63,418 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Didactic fiction  Domestic fiction  Diaries  Pictorial works  Drama  Film adaptations  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of screenplay, Narrator, Contributor, Creator
Classifications: PS3563.A8584, 813.54
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Most widely held works about Peter Matthiessen
 
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In the spirit of Crazy Horse by Peter Matthiessen( Book )

41 editions published between 1983 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 3,676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An investigative account of the fatal shout-out between FBI agents and American Indians in 1975
The snow leopard by Peter Matthiessen( Book )

109 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in 14 languages and held by 3,653 WorldCat member 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
Killing Mister Watson by Peter Matthiessen( Book )

37 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in 5 languages and held by 2,744 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 )

78 editions published between 1965 and 2010 in 10 languages and held by 2,721 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 )

47 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1. The tree where man was born -- 2. White highlands -- 3. Northwest frontier -- 4. Siringet -- 5. In Maasai -- 6. Rites of passage -- 7. Elephant kingdoms -- 8. Great caldron mountains -- 9. Red god -- 10. At Gidabembe
Wildlife in America by Peter Matthiessen( Book )

31 editions published between 1959 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book "bears a strong conservation message for both naturalists and the general reader. It is a history of the vanishing North American wildlife and account of what is being done to prevent its extinction. Region by region, the continent's wild animals and birds that man has decimated or exterminated are described."
Indian country by Peter Matthiessen( Book )

20 editions published between 1984 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,117 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
Sal si puedes; Cesar Chavez and the new American Revolution by Peter Matthiessen( Book )

35 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 2,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A new postscript by the author brings the reader up to date as to the events that have unfolded since the writing of Sal Si Puedes. Ilan Stavans's insightful foreword considers the significance of Chavez's legacy for our time. Besides serving as an indispensable guide to the sixties, this book rejuvenates the extraordinary vitality of Chavez's life and spirit, giving his message a renewed and much-needed urgency."--Jacket
Shadow country : a new rendering of the Watson legend by Peter Matthiessen( Book )

28 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,089 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 )

37 editions published between 1974 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,954 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
In paradise by Peter Matthiessen( Book )

19 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the two-time National Book Award winning author of The Snow Leopard and Shadow Country, a short, powerful novel about an American professor of Holocaust Studies who, over the course of a weeklong spiritual retreat at Auschwitz, is forced to grapple with his own past and a family secret: the Jewish mother abandoned to her doom by his Gentile father"--
Tigers in the snow by Peter Matthiessen( Book )

23 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 1,707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the threatened Siberian tiger as it struggles to exist in the little-populated Russian Far East
Bone by bone : a novel by Peter Matthiessen( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,601 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
Lost Man's River by Peter Matthiessen( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 1,591 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
The birds of heaven : travels with cranes by Peter Matthiessen( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and German and held by 1,559 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."--Jacket
Sand rivers by Peter Matthiessen( Book )

13 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 1,483 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 )

56 editions published between 1903 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on discoveries in the Kurelu by the Harvard-Peabody Expedition in 1961, the author recreates the lives of the stone-age natives
At play in the fields of the lord by Peter Matthiessen( )

19 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,083 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
On the river Styx and other stories by Peter Matthiessen( Book )

23 editions published between 1986 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 1,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the 1950s Peter Matthiessen has written fiction and nonfiction of elemental power and moral vision, including the acclaimed novels At Play in the Fields of the Lord and Far Tortuga and works of naturalism and exploration like the National Book Award-winning The Snow Leopard. This stunning collection of short stories, available for the first time in paperback, spans more than three decades of writing by one of the most acclaimed literary voices of our time
The cloud forest : a chronicle of the South American wilderness by Peter Matthiessen( Book )

32 editions published between 1961 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 1,032 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
 
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Shadow country : a new rendering of the Watson legend
Alternative Names
Matthiesen, Peter 1927-

Matthiessen, Peter 1927-

Peter Matthiessen Amerikaans auteur

Peter Matthiessen scrittore e naturalista statunitense

Peter Matthiessen US-amerikanischer Autor, Umweltschtzer und Naturschtzer

Petrus Matthiessen

Петер Матисен

پیتر ماتیسن نویسنده آمریکایی

പീറ്റർ മാറ്റ്തീസ്സിയൻ

ピーター・マシーセン

マシーセン, ピーター

彼得馬西森

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The snow leopardKilling Mister WatsonAt play in the fields of the LordThe tree where man was bornWildlife in AmericaIndian countrySal si puedes; Cesar Chavez and the new American RevolutionShadow country : a new rendering of the Watson legend