Under the Mountain Wall: A Chronicle of Two Seasons in Stone Age New Guinea

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Penguin Classics #ad - Matthiessen observes these people in their timeless rhythm of work and play and war, feasts and funerals, of gardening and wood gathering, pig stealing and ambushes. Drawing on his great skills as a naturalist and novelist, Matthiessen offers an exceptional account of an ancient culture on the brink of incalculable change.

. 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, and the boy Weake, but of the great warrior Weaklekek, U-mue and his family, the swineherd Tukum, killed in a surprise raid. A remarkable firsthand view of a lost culture in all its simplicity and violence by renowned writer Peter Matthiessen 1927 to 2014, author of the National Book Award–winning The Snow Leopard and the novel In Paradise.

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The Tree Where Man Was Born Penguin Classics

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Penguin Classics #ad - A timeless and majestic portrait of africa by renowned writer peter matthiessen 1927-2014, author of the National Book Award-winning The Snow Leopard and the new novel In Paradise A finalist for the National Book Award when it was released in 1972, this vivid portrait of East Africa remains as fresh and revelatory now as on the day it was first published.

. Penguin Books. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. This penguin classics edition features an introduction by groundbreaking British primatologist Jane Goodall.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. From the daily lives of wild herdsmen and the drama of predator kills to the field biologists investigating wild creatures and the anthropologists seeking humanity's origins in the rift valley,  The Tree Where Man Was Born is a classic of journalistic observation.

The Tree Where Man Was Born Penguin Classics #ad - Peter matthiessen exquisitely combines nature and travel writing to portray the sights, scenes, and people he observed firsthand in several trips over the course of a dozen years. With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines.

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Cloud Forest: A Chronicle of the South American Wilderness

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. He followed the trails of old explorers, and the evidence of ancient ruins, encountered river bandits, wild tribesmen, and discovered fossils in the depths of the Peruvian jungle. Filled with observations and descriptions of the people and the fading wildlife of this vast world to the south, The Cloud Forest is his incisive, wry report of his expedition into some of the last and most exotic wild terrains in the world.

Cloud Forest: A Chronicle of the South American Wilderness #ad - For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. A classic work of nature and humanity, high in the andes, 000 miles of the south american wilderness, from the Amazon rain forests to Machu Picchu, author of the National Book Award-winning The Snow Leopard and the new novel In Paradise Peter Matthiessen crisscrossed 20, by renowned writer Peter Matthiessen 1927-2014, down to Tierra del Fuego and back.

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At Play in the Fields of the Lord

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Vintage #ad - Lewis moon, a stateless mercenary who is himself part Indian, has come to kill them on the behalf of the local comandante. A novel of conradian richness,  at Play in the Fields of the Lord explores both the varieties of spiritual experience and the politics of cultural genocide. Vintage. In a malarial outpost in the south American rain forest, two misplaced gringos converge and clash in this novel from the National Book Award-winning author.

Martin quarrier has come to convert the elusive Niaruna Indians to his brand of Christianity. Penguin Books. Out of this struggle peter matthiessen creates an electrifying moral thriller—adapted into a movie starring John Lithgow, Kathy Bates, and Tom Waits.

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Nine-Headed Dragon River: Zen Journals 1969-1982 Shambhala Dragon Editions

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Shambhala #ad - Vintage. Written in the same format as his best-selling The Snow Leopard, Nine-Headed Dragon River reveals Matthiessen's most daring adventure of all: the quest for his spiritual roots. In august 1968, long island, naturalist-explorer peter Matthiessen returned from Africa to his home in Sagaponack, to find three Zen masters in his driveway—guests of his wife, a new student of Zen.

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Shadow Country Modern Library

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Modern Library #ad - Shadow country lives up to anyone’s highest expectations for great writing. Richard ford “shadow country, Matthiessen’s distillation of the earlier Watson saga,  represents his original vision. Finally now we have this three-part saga welded like a bell, and with Watson’s song the last sound, all the elements fuse and resonate.

Los angeles times“Peter Matthiessen has done great things with the Watson trilogy. National book award winner •  “altogether gripping, shocking, and brilliantly told, not just a tour de force in its stylistic range,  but a great American novel, as powerful a reading experience as nearly any in our literature.

Shadow Country Modern Library #ad - Michael dirda, lost man’s river, the new york review of books Killing Mister Watson, and Bone by Bone—Peter Matthiessen’s great American epic about Everglades sugar planter and notorious outlaw E. S. Now, in this bold new rendering, Matthiessen has marvelously distilled a monumental work while deepening the insights and motivations of his characters with brilliant rewriting throughout.

Praise for shadow Country “Magnificent. J. It is the quintessence of his lifelong concerns, and a great legacy.

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End of the Earth: Voyaging to Antarctica

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National Geographic #ad - . The contemporary Thoreau. The wall street journal   “matthiessen doesn’t waste words, and in End of the Earth: Voyages to Antarctica, his homage to the austere splendor of that frozen continent, he hasn’t deployed a single one whose choice I would care to take issue with. End of the earth brings to life the waters of the richest whale feeding grounds in the world, the wandering albatross with its 11-foot wingspan arching through the sky, petrel, walrus, and penguin in the area, and the habits of every variety of seal, all with boundless and contagious inquisitiveness.

Antarctic life. I found myself constantly re-reading sentences or paragraphs to savour all of their rich resonances. Matthiessen writes crusty, chiseled sentences that demand to be read slowly—the perfect prose equivalent of the landscapes he’s describing. The new york times book review   “Matthiessen and polar landscapes seem perfectly suited.

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Lost in Shangri-La

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Harper Perennial #ad - A new york times bestseller, the extraordinary World War II mission to rescue survivors of a U. S. A masterwork by Peter Matthiessen. Penguin Books. Harper Perennial. Vintage. Used book in Good Condition. Military plane crash in an isolated corner of the South Pacific, and the ancient indigenous tribe members that aided those stranded on the ground in this "Shangri-La.

Award-winning former boston globe reporter mitchell Zuckoffunleashes the exhilarating, untold story of an extraordinary World War IIrescue mission, where a plane crash in the South Pacific plunged a trio of U. S. Military personnel into a land that time forgot. Fans of hampton sides’ ghost soldiers, all-true story of danger, and david grann’s The Lost Cityof Z will be captivated by Zuckoff’s masterfullyrecounted, determination, Marcus Luttrell’s Lone Survivor, daring, and discovery injungle-clad New Guinea during the final days of WWII.

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The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?

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Penguin Books #ad - The bestselling author of collapse and guns, germs, and steel, germs and steel surveys the history of human societies to answer the question: What can we learn from traditional societies that can make the world a better place for all of us?“As he did in his Pulitzer Prize-winning Guns, Jared Diamond continues to make us think with his mesmerizing and absorbing new book.

Bookpagemost of us take for granted the features of our modern society, from air travel and telecommunications to literacy and obesity. While the gulf that divides us from our primitive ancestors may seem unbridgeably wide, we can glimpse much of our former lifestyle in those largely traditional societies still or recently in existence.

Vintage. Provocative, enlightening, and entertaining, The World Until Yesterday is an essential and fascinating read. Yet for nearly all of its six million years of existence, human society had none of these things. Societies like those of the new guinea highlanders remind us that it was only yesterday—in evolutionary time—when everything changed and that we moderns still possess bodies and social practices often better adapted to traditional than to modern conditions.

The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies? #ad - The world until yesterday provides a mesmerizing firsthand picture of the human past as it had been for millions of years—a past that has mostly vanished—and considers what the differences between that past and our present mean for our lives today. This is jared diamond’s most personal book to date, Amazonian Indians, as well as evidence from Inuit, Kalahari San people, as he draws extensively from his decades of field work in the Pacific islands, and others.

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Four Corners: A Journey into the Heart of Papua New Guinea

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National Geographic #ad - Penguin Books. Reading more like a thriller than a travel memoir, Four Corners is compulsive armchair travel at its very best. Harper Perennial. Along the way, she stayed in a village where people still practice cannibalism behind the backs of the missionaries; met the leader of the OPM, the separatist guerrilla movement opposing the Indonesian occupation of Western New Guinea; and undertook an epic trek through the jungle.

A masterwork by Peter Matthiessen. A new york times notable book about a PEN Award–winning journalist’s extraordinary journey through the last frontier of adventure travel. At the age of twenty-four, kira salak took a three-month solo trip across Papua New Guinea, making her the first woman to have traversed the whole country.

Four Corners: A Journey into the Heart of Papua New Guinea #ad - . National Geographic Society. Used book in Good Condition. Vintage. Amid the breathtaking landscapes and wildlife, she navigated the island by dugout canoe and on foot. Four corners is also an interior journey as she explores her dysfunctional family's past and the demons that drive her to experience situations that most of us can barely imagine.

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Blue Meridian: The Search for the Great White Shark

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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 takes readers on an expedition to find the most dangerous predator on Earth—the legendary great white shark.

Filled with acute observations of natural history in exotic areas around the world, Blue Meridian records a harrowing account of one of the great adventures of our time. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. Vintage. Harper Perennial.

Blue Meridian: The Search for the Great White Shark #ad - Penguin Books. On a trek that lasts 17 months and takes him from the caribbean to the whaling grounds off South Africa, Matthiessen describes the awesome experience of swimming in open water among hundreds of sharks; the beauties of strange seas and landscapes; and the camaraderie, humor, tension, and across the Indian Ocean to the South Australian coast, and frustrations that develop when people continually risking their lives dwell in close proximity day after day.

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