Wednesday, January 13, 2021



Peter Matthiessen's The Snow Leopard
was recognized with two National Book Awards
(1979, 1980) but George Schaller was Matthiessen's
guide. While Matthiessen's book covers his two-month
search with Schaller of the elusive cat in the Dolpo region
on the Tibetan Plateau in the Himalayas, and every bit worth
your time — Schaller's one chapter alone in Stones of Silence
on the snow leopard — and he is one of the very few to ever
snap a photograph of the snowy cat — will take your breath away.