The Snow Leopard

The Snow Leopard Cover

The Snow Leopard

By Peter Matthiessen

Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780140255089, 352pp.

Publication Date: August 4, 1987

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".