The Snow Leopard

Author: Peter Matthiessen

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448112656

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 6882


Enjoy this special edition hardback of one of the greatest pieces of travel and nature writing ever written. Go with Peter Matthiessen all the way to Dolpo, a Tibetan plateau in the high Himalayas. This is the account of a journey to the dazzling Tibetan plateau of Dolpo in the high Himalayas. In 1973 Matthiessen made the 250-mile trek to Dolpo, as part of an expedition to study wild blue sheep. It was an arduous, sometimes dangerous, physical endeavour: exertion, blisters, blizzards, endless negotiations with sherpas, quaking cold. But it was also a 'journey of the heart' - amongst the beauty and indifference of the mountains Matthiessen was searching for solace. He was also searching for a glimpse of a snow leopard, a creature so rarely spotted as to be almost mythical. WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY RICHARD MABEY 'A beautiful book, and worthy of the mountains he is among' Paul Theroux 'A delight' i Paper

The Snow Leopard Project

Author: Alex Dehgan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1610396960

Category: History

Page: 288

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The remarkable story of the heroic effort to save and preserve Afghanistan's wildlife-and a culture that derives immense pride and a sense of national identity from its natural landscape. Postwar Afghanistan is fragile, volatile, and perilous. It is also a place of extraordinary beauty. Evolutionary biologist Alex Dehgan arrived in the country in 2006 to build the Wildlife Conservation Society's Afghanistan Program, and preserve and protect Afghanistan's unique and extraordinary environment, which had been decimated after decades of war. Conservation, it turned out, provided a common bond between Alex's team and the people of Afghanistan. His international team worked unarmed in some of the most dangerous places in the country-places so remote that winding roads would abruptly disappear, and travel was on foot, yak, or mule. In The Snow Leopard Project, Dehgan takes readers along with him on his adventure as his team helps create the country's first national park, completes the some of the first extensive wildlife surveys in thirty years, and works to stop the poaching of the country's iconic endangered animals, including the elusive snow leopard. In doing so, they help restore a part of Afghan identity that is ineffably tied to the land itself.

The Snow Leopard and the Goat

Author: Shafqat Hussain

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 0295746580

Category: Nature

Page: 232

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Following the downgrading of the snow leopard’s status from “endangered” to “vulnerable” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature in 2017, debate has renewed about the actual number of snow leopards in the wild and the most effective strategies for coexisting with these enigmatic animals. Evidence from Pakistan and other countries in the snow leopard’s home range shows that they rely heavily on human society—domestic livestock accounts for as much as 70 percent of their diet. Maintaining that the snow leopard is a “wild” animal, conservation NGOs and state agencies have enacted laws that punish farmers for attacking these predators, while avoiding engaging with efforts to mitigate the harms suffered by farmers whose herds are reduced by snow leopards. This ethnography examines the uneven distribution of costs and benefits involved in snow leopard conservation and shows that for the conservation of nature to be successful, the vision, interests, and priorities of those most affected by conservation policies—in this case, local farmers—must be addressed. A case history of Project Snow Leopard in the mountains of northern Pakistan, which inspired similar programs in India, Bhutan, Nepal, Mongolia, Afghanistan and Tajikistan, describes how the animal’s food habits are studied, how elusive individuals are counted, and how a novel kind of “snow leopard insurance” has protected the species by compensating farmers for livestock losses. The Snow Leopard and the Goat demonstrates that characterizing this conflict as one between humans (farmers) and wildlife (snow leopards) is misleading, as the real conflict is between two human groups—farmers and conservationists—who see the snow leopard differently.

The Search for the Snow Leopard

Author: Franklin W. Dixon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439114056

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 9515


The hunt is on...and the Hardy Boys could end up being dead meat! Frank and Joe’s latest case could give new meaning to the words “eat hardy”! A rare and beautiful snow leopard, a gift from Princess Salamaji of Rashipah, has disappeared from the Bayport Zoo, and the boys suspect foul play. Their suspicions are confirmed when the Princess herself vanishes...a victim of kidnapping! Their investigation leads them into a sinister world of jaws and claws, lions and tigers and snakes. But the most dangerous animal of all is the human kind, and the Hardys are headed straight into an ambush. The only way to save the Princess—and themselves—is to observe the law of the jungle: Beat the hunter at his own game!

Sunlight on the Snow Leopard

Author: Mary Pope Osborne

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0593177525

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 112

View: 6013


The #1 bestselling Magic Tree House series is ready to whisk you away through time with Jack and Annie--this time to the snowy mountains of Nepal! The magic tree house takes Jack and Annie to Nepal with a mission to find. . . a ghost! As frightening as that sounds, the mission is clear: find the ghost and save the world. But what does all this have to do with a mountain, an old man, and a snow leopard? The journey is dangerous and the path uncertain, but Jack and Annie can do this -- they're the only ones who can! Did you know that there's a Magic Tree House book for every kid? Magic Tree House: Perfect for readers who are just beginning chapter books Merlin Missions: More challenging adventures for the experienced reader Fact Trackers: Nonfiction companions to your favorite Magic Tree House adventures If you're looking for Merlin Mission #36: Blizzard of the Blue Moon, it was renumbered as part of the rebrand in 2017 as Merlin Mission #8.

The Snow Leopard and the Ibex

Author: Douglas W. Farnell

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1477255737

Category: Fiction

Page: 204

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Daniel Prescott, the soft-spoken owner of a small education software company in Seattle, has arranged to join his international business partner on a climbing holiday in the Swiss Alps. Their objective is the famous Matterhorn, a goal Daniel has held since childhood. But their plans are interrupted when Daniel's company is threatened by elements of the U.S. financial crisis. He is unable to get an expansion of credit from any U.S. bank and flies to meet his partner in Istanbul in hopes of securing financing from Turkish sources. But on the trip to meet with a Turkish commercial banker, Daniel's plane, with 186 passengers onboard, is hijacked by six Georgian and Chechnyan terrorists who hold resentments against the Russian Federation. While a prisoner onboard the aircraft, Daniel has a vision of his totem, the nimble Ibex, a mountain goat with large horns, locked in conflict with its nemesis, the Snow Leopard. This dream inspires his transformation into a more complete man who gains greater awareness of his own power. Meanwhile, his close friend, beautiful Arianna Reynolds, becomes aware of his predicament and, prompted by another friend's wisdom, begins a journey of her own to fulfill her desires for Daniel, which she finally recognizes as true love instead of friendship. Can Daniel successfully escape the terrorists' clutches, save his struggling business, and bond with the lovely Seattle woman he has known for so long?

Selma the Snow Leopard Fairy

Author: Daisy Meadows

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1408355051

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 112

View: 4705


Get ready for an exciting fairy adventure with the no. 1 bestselling series for girls aged 5 and up. Kirsty and Rachel are going to a very special safari park! They are very excited to help the endangered animals who live there. But naughty Jack Frost wants to steal the animals for himself! Can the girls help the Endangered Animals Fairies stop him? 'These stories are magic; they turn children into readers!' ReadingZone.com Read all four fairy adventures in the Endangered Animals Fairies set! Etta the Elephant Fairy; Priya the Polar Bear Fairy; Chelsea the Chimpanzee Fairy; Selma the Snow Leopard Fairy. If you like Rainbow Magic, check out Daisy Meadows' other series: Magic Animal Friends and Unicorn Magic!

The Snow Leopard of Shanghai

Author: Erin Pizzey

Publisher: HarperPrism

ISBN: 9780061000379

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

View: 4406


Sophia Oblimova and her sister Elena flee Russia during the final days of the Czar's regime, seeking refuge in corrupt Shanghai, where they must begin new, harsher lives

Fellowship of the Snow Leopards

Author: Joy O'Dwyer

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1452578958

Category: Fiction

Page: 424

View: 2043


You can conquer your fears and slay your dragons! Children are as much the hope for the future of humanity as this earth is the center of our existence. A belief in magic is the glue that keeps it all together. The Planet Shilough and their higher level beings, fairies and elves, have been watching our planet as environmental destruction, cynicism, and consumerism plague our world. Michael-a thirteen-year-old Vancouverite who lives in fear of bullies and pain from the tragic loss of his father-emerges as an unlikely hero. He is filled with wonderment as he explores Shilough and is schooled in higher laws. Plagued with insecurities, he begins to realize that the most powerful force in the universe is love. He learns of the sacred and eternal nature of all beings. He comes to understand that on a planet with no incongruity, the vibratory levels are so high, that anything is possible. The ways that Michael overcomes obstacles bent on his destruction-from a schoolyard bully on earth to a nine-headed serpent on Shilough-teach us powerful lessons. As Pancras, Chancellor to the Faerie Queen, explains to Michael, as he struggles with acceptance of his divine destiny, "The greatest battle that you will ever face is the one within your own mind. Conquer the dragons within, and you will never fear any dragons without." -In this "other world" expose, could some of the methods that Michael uses to overcome his fears apply to us? -Could we harness other energy sources that cause less environmental destruction? -Could music play such a pivotal role in aligning our planet? -What lessons do we learn from the Cronusans? -What about life after death? -How can we heal our planet?

Snow Leopard

Author: Aaron Carr

Publisher: Weigl Publishers

ISBN: 1489626441

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 5897


Did you know that a snow leopard can jump the length of a school bus? It also has large paws that act like snowshoes. Find out these and more exciting facts in I Am a Snow Leopard.