Several years before "Jaws" made the name of the Great White Shark a household word, millionaire Peter Gimbal set out to find and film the "white death" taking with him the best underwater photographers and naturalists in the world at that time.
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 born in Manhattan, New York on May 22, 1927. The Snow Leopard won the 1979 National Book Award for nonfiction. He died from leukemia on April 5, 2014 at the age of 86. He served in the Navy at Pearl Harbor. He graduated with a degree in English from Yale University in 1950.
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The Tree Where Man Was Born (1972).
In his book The Snow Leopard, Matthiessen reported having had a somewhat tempestuous on-again off-again relationship with his wife Deborah, culminating in a deep commitment to each other made shortly before she was diagnosed with cancer. Matthiessen and Deborah practiced Zen Buddhism. She died in New York City near the end of 1972. In September of the following year came the field trip to Himalayan Nepal. The Tree Where Man Was Born (1972). The Snow Leopard (1978).
In Peter Matthiessen. The Snow Leopard (1978), set in remote regions of Nepal, won both the National Book Award for nonfiction and the American Book Award.
The Snow Leopard (1978), set in remote regions of Nepal, won both the National Book Award for nonfiction and the American Book Award. In Peter Matthiessen.
A classic work of nature and humanity, by renowned writer Peter Matthiessen (1927-2014), author of the National Book Award-winning The Snow Leopard and the new novel In Paradise National Book Award-winning author Peter Matthiessen.
Peter Matthiessen obituary. Environmentalist, novelist and wildlife author best known for The Snow Leopard
Peter Matthiessen obituary. Environmentalist, novelist and wildlife author best known for The Snow Leopard. When he returned to fiction, it was with Far Tortuga (1975), set among turtle hunters in the Cayman Islands, whose impressionistic style James Dickey called "a turning point in the evolution of the novel".