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Matthiessen, Peter

Overview
Works: 278 works in 1,316 publications in 15 languages and 63,534 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Didactic fiction  Domestic fiction  Diaries  Pictorial works  Interviews  Experimental fiction  Drama 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of screenplay, Creator
Classifications: PS3563.A8584, 813.54
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Most widely held works about Peter Matthiessen
 
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Most widely held works by Peter Matthiessen
In the spirit of Crazy Horse by Peter Matthiessen( Book )
40 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 3,722 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 )
36 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Novel about the man usually credited with the killing of Belle Starr
At play in the fields of the Lord by Peter Matthiessen( Book )
67 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 2,803 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 )
48 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,503 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 )
32 editions published between 1959 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 2,437 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."
Sal si puedes; Cesar Chavez and the new American Revolution by Peter Matthiessen( Book )
31 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 2,177 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
Indian country by Peter Matthiessen( Book )
20 editions published between 1984 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,150 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 )
17 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,070 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 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,015 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 )
21 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,759 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 grapplewith 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 1,738 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 1,641 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 )
14 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,632 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 )
14 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 1,579 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 1,515 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 )
41 editions published between 1903 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,491 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"--Page 4 of cover
The snow leopard by Peter Matthiessen( Book )
56 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Matthiessen went to Nepal to study the Himalayan blue sheep and, possibly, to glimpse the rare and beautiful snow leopard, he undertook his five-week trek as winter snows were sweeping into the high passes. This is a radiant and deeply moving account of a "true pilgrimage, a journey of the heart."
Men's lives : the surfmen and baymen of the South Fork by Peter Matthiessen( Book )
16 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 1,173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains primary source material
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 1,090 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 )
31 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,061 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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Alternative Names
Matthiesen, Peter 1927-
Matthiessen, Peter 1927-
マシーセン, ピーター
Languages
English (624)
Spanish (16)
French (15)
German (13)
Japanese (8)
Italian (8)
Chinese (5)
Danish (4)
Swedish (3)
Dutch (3)
Czech (3)
Polish (2)
Hungarian (2)
Greek, Modern (1)
Norwegian (1)
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