The Snow Leopard

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.

Author: Peter Matthiessen

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448112656

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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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 and the Goat

When I first became involved in snow leopard conservation two decades ago, the main focus of research was to assess how many snow leopards were left in the world. At that time the Snow Leopard Management Information System, or SLIMS, ...

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 Snow Leopard Project

A thick, long tail provides a counterweight as snow leopards run down steep hillsides and also serves as a built-in blanket against the severe mountainous weather. Their main predators, as with the Marco Polo sheep, are humans.

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 Search for the Snow Leopard

We hope they'll get along just fine and we'll have a few more snow leopards in the world." The crowd applauded as Anglethorpe left the podium and Chase returned to it. "And now for the guest of honor," Chase proclaimed.

Author: Franklin W. Dixon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439114056

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

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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!

Selma the Snow Leopard Fairy

Then Selma the Snow Leopard Fairy appeared at the top of the dressing table. “I'm glad you're both awake,” she said. “I'm sorry it's so early, but I've come to ask for your help.” Selma shook back her golden-brown hair.

Author: Daisy Meadows

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1408355051

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 112

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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!

Snow Leopard

Pages 12–13 I have large paws that work like snowshoes. Snow leopard paws are much wider than those of other big cats. The wide paws spread the snow leopard's weight over a larger area, helping to keep it from sinking in the snow.

Author: Aaron Carr

Publisher: Weigl Publishers

ISBN: 1489626441

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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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.

Mac OS X Snow Leopard The Missing Manual

Disk Utility isn't of much use when you can't find the Snow Leopard DVD, when your DVD drive isn't working, or when you're in a hurry to get past the startup problems that are plaguing your machine. In those cases, you'll be glad you ...

Author: David Pogue

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9781449388782

Category: Computers

Page: 906

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For a company that promised to "put a pause on new features," Apple sure has been busy-there's barely a feature left untouched in Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard." There's more speed, more polish, more refinement-but still no manual. Fortunately, David Pogue is back, with the humor and expertise that have made this the #1 bestselling Mac book for eight years straight. You get all the answers with jargon-free introductions to: Big-ticket changes. A 64-bit overhaul. Faster everything. A rewritten Finder. Microsoft Exchange compatibility. All-new QuickTime Player. If Apple wrote it, this book covers it. Snow Leopard Spots. This book demystifies the hundreds of smaller enhancements, too, in all 50 programs that come with the Mac: Safari, Mail, iChat, Preview, Time Machine. Shortcuts. This must be the tippiest, trickiest Mac book ever written. Undocumented surprises await on every page. Power usage. Security, networking, build-your-own Services, file sharing with Windows, even Mac OS X's Unix chassis-this one witty, expert guide makes it all crystal clear.

The Lucky Snow Leopard Zoe s Rescue Zoo 4

She jumped around happily outside the cottage, kicking up little clouds of powdery snow with her boots. “I love walking in the snow, Meep,” she exclaimed. “It's so pretty. And it makes such a nice, crunchy sound!” “But it's so cold, ...

Author: Amelia Cobb

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545842271

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

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Zoe Parker has an amazing secret -- she can talk to animals and they can talk back! Zoe is delighted that her great uncle Horace has brought home two new animals for the Rescue Zoo: a beautiful snow leopard and her fuzzy cub Ali. Even more exciting is the news that soon there will be three snow leopards -- Ali is about to be a big brother!

Snow Leopard

Upon seeing the humans guarding them they slunk down onto their bellies and lay prone on the snow covered ridge high ... amongst the rocks on either side of the trail, and the male leopard growled softly as he looked down upon them.

Author: Robin E Freeman

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1664101950

Category: Fiction

Page: 424

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The steel shod hooves struck him full in the face with such power he was sent reeling backwards, and he screamed in agony as one eye exploded from the impact and half his face was ripped off. Despite the agony of his injuries he was acutely aware that his left foot had nothing beneath it, and his mind recoiled in horror as he teetered on the edge of the trail with a black void sucking at him. The sixteen riders and sixty four horses in the expedition are beset with cataclysmic snow storms and minus thirty degree temperatures as they travel higher into the forbidding Alps. The horses are attacked by fierce snow leopards time and again as they camp in the rugged mountains, and fearless wolf packs also prey on the horses. Unknown to the expedition, to prevent Avalon's descendants laying claim to the throne as the legitimate heirs, soldiers of the false King lay in ambush to ensure they never reach the kingdom of Nebadon alive. There are traitors everywhere ready to betray them for a handful of silver coins, and trusting anyone could come at the price of their freedom or death.

Brilliant Mac OS X Snow Leopard

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Author: Steve Johnson

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780273729556

Category: Mac OS.

Page: 554

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Brilliant Mac OS X Snow Leopardoffers a unique, task-based approach for power users who want to master the features of Snow Leopard. This book covers all the new features of Snow Leopard, and gives detailed instructions on customising and maintaining the Mac, dealing with security, networking and much more. All information is to be found in an easy to navigate format so readers will no longer have to wade through paragraph after paragraph of information to find the task they want to achieve. Brilliantguides allow you to find the info you need quickly, easily and without fuss. It guides you through all the tasks using a highly visual, step-by-step approach - providing exactly what you need to know when you need it. Brilliant Mac OS X Snow Leopard: Gives readers a task-based reference to quickly locate exactly what they want to do and then walks them through the task. Provides additional tips and tricks in the form of "Did you know" and "Important" elements and offers a pleasing four colour visual layout. Is filled with step-by-step information on using Mac OS X Snow Leopard.