Searching for the Snow Leopard

The text also relates the natural history of the snow leopard, its cultural significance and place in lore, its interactions with local peoples, and information about its conservation.

Author: Shavaun Mara Kidd

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1951627261

Category: Nature

Page: 192

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A stunning visual and personal journey in search of the iconic big cat, the snow leopard. The snow leopard, known as the ghost of the mountains, is an elusive predator that has captured the human imagination for eons. Yet, by nature secretive, living at altitudes of up to 19,000 feet in one of the world's harshest environments, it is notoriously difficult to see. Those lucky enough to encounter one speak of the experience as momentous, transformative, even spiritual. In this handsomely illustrated, eloquent book, published in partnership with the Snow Leopard Conservancy, world-renowned wildlife photographers, naturalists, and conservationists take the reader closer than most humans will ever get to knowing snow leopards and understanding why these beautiful big cats have for so long been considered the most mysterious of all. More than 130 breathtaking photographs—all taken in the wild, and none with camera traps—accompany personal narratives and anecdotes that convey the experience of learning to see; the patient pursuit, following the tracks and other sign for a momentary glimpse; an unexpected encounter; watching the predator hunt; a magical moment with a mother and her cubs. A special "seek and find" section challenges readers to spot the snow leopard—to discern camouflage from rock and snow. The text also relates the natural history of the snow leopard, its cultural significance and place in lore, its interactions with local peoples, and information about its conservation. Royalties from the sales of Searching for the Snow Leopard support the Snow Leopard Conservancy and its programs.

Leo the Snow Leopard

Documents the survival story of a Pakistan snow leopard that was rescued as an orphaned cub and taken in by scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society, who placed him with the Bronx Zoo.

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Publisher: Scholastic Press

ISBN: 9780545229272

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

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Documents the survival story of a Pakistan snow leopard that was rescued as an orphaned cub and taken in by scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society, who placed him with the Bronx Zoo.

The Kingdom of the Snow Leopard

That year Tom is really lively with Christmas.

Author: Elspeth Rawstron

Publisher:

ISBN: 9783852720067

Category:

Page: 79

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That year Tom is really lively with Christmas. He will spend the holiday with his friend Mahir in the Kingdom of Leopard White. He also has a special invitation from Mahir's father, the King. But someone is following the boys on their way and Tom is worried that the person hurt them. What happens when they get there?

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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One September, the writer and explorer Peter Matthiessen set out with field biologist George Schaller to journey 250 miles through the Himalayas to the Crystal Mountain on the Tibetan plateau. They wanted to study the wild blue sheep, the bharal, but also hoped to see the snow leopard, a creature so rarely spotted as to be nearly mythical. The Snow Leopard is not only an exquisite book of natural history but an extraordinary account of an inner journey ; a 'true pilgrimage, a journey of the heart.'

The Snow Leopard and the Goat

The Snow Leopard and the Goat shows that characterization of this dilemma as a conflict between humans (farmers) and wildlife (snow leopards) is in fact misleading, as the real conflict is between two human groups--farmers and ...

Author: Shafqat Hussain

Publisher: Culture, Place, and Nature

ISBN: 9780295746579

Category: History

Page: 240

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"Following the downgrading by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) of snow leopard status in September 2017 from 'endangered' to 'vulnerable,' debate has renewed about the actual numbers of snow leopards in the wild and strategies for facilitating coexistence between these enigmatic animals and humans. Evidence from Pakistan and other parts of the snow leopard home range shows that snow leopards rely heavily on human society for their existence, as domestic livestock accounts for as much as 70 percent of their diet. By maintaining that the snow leopard is a 'wild' animal, conservation NGOs and state agencies have put laws in place that punish farmers for attacking the snow leopard, but they avoid engagement with efforts to mitigate the economic burden 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 in the Karakoram and Himalayan mountains of northern Pakistan 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. The Snow Leopard and the Goat shows that characterization of this dilemma as a conflict between humans (farmers) and wildlife (snow leopards) is in fact misleading, as the real conflict is between two human groups--farmers and conservationists--who see the snow leopard differently"

The Snow Leopard

A guardian spirit in the form of a snow leopard looks over a small village in the Himalayas, and chooses a human successor, whom she trains to sing songs that will protect the villagers from soldiers who search for gold and slaves.

Author: Jackie Morris

Publisher: Graffeg

ISBN: 9781912050475

Category:

Page: 48

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As the Snow Leopard's earthly life begins to wane, she searches for a pure and incorruptible soul to pass her knowledge and power to in order that the hidden valley can remain safe. For the Mergich Realm, the sacred and secret place guarded by spirits in animal form, is under threat from those from outside who would seek to exploit its riches. A tale of magic and myth set amongst the Himalayan mountains, Jackie's glorious illustrations and lyrical text are now returned to print in a new, larger, high-production format.

In the Footsteps of the Snow Leopard

Tim Easton's journey in October/November 2019 was one of inner reflection, his own experiences with Buddhism from a ten day retreat in Kopan Monastery and his personal challenges in life.

Author: Tim Easton

Publisher: Ashcrest

ISBN: 9780646825571

Category: Travel

Page: 314

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A twenty-four day trek through the remote north-western Himalayas following the path of Peter Matthiessen's journey of 1972 where he along with a zoologist went in search of the Snow Leopard. Tim Easton's journey in October/November 2019 was one of inner reflection, his own experiences with Buddhism from a ten day retreat in Kopan Monastery and his personal challenges in life.

Snow Leopards

Snow Leopards: Biodiversity of the World: Conservation from Genes to Landscapes is the only comprehensive work on the biology, behavior, and conservation status of the snow leopard, a species that has long been one of the least studied, and ...

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Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128024968

Category: Nature

Page: 644

View: 647

Snow Leopards: Biodiversity of the World: Conservation from Genes to Landscapes is the only comprehensive work on the biology, behavior, and conservation status of the snow leopard, a species that has long been one of the least studied, and hence poorly understood, of the large cats. Breakthroughs in technologies and methodologies to study this elusive cat have come rapidly, including non-invasive genetics, camera traps, and GPS-satellite collaring. The book begins with chapters on the genetic standing and taxonomy of the snow leopard, followed by chapters on their behavior and ecology. Additional contributions follow on the current and emerging threats to the species, which include longstanding concerns, such as poaching and conflicts with livestock, and new and emerging threats such as mining and climate change. A section on conservation solutions, backed by valuable case studies, starts with an overview of the important role mountain communities play in assuring the snow leopard’s long-term persistence. In addition, chapters on the role of captive snow leopards for the conservation of the species, state-of-the-art techniques and technologies for studying and monitoring snow leopards, status reports from around the region, and future perspectives, such as transboundary conservation initiatives, international conventions (CITES, CMS, etc.), the role of the IUCN Cat Specialist Group and the Snow Leopard Network, and undertakings such as the Global Snow Leopard Forum facilitated by the World Bank are also included. Serves as the first and only comprehensive book on the biology, behavior, and conservation status of the snow leopard Brings together the most current scientific knowledge, documents the most pressing conservation issues, and shares success stories in alleviating the broad threats that now jeopardize the long-term survival of this species Brings current knowledge of the species, not only to researchers and conservationists, but also to decision makers, academics, and students Edited by recognized snow leopard experts, with more than 50 years of collective experience in research and conservation of the species


The Snow Leopard

When wolves enter the valley, Samu the snow leopard knows that she and her cub, Ka, will have to move on in search of food elsewhere Winter is coming, and in the mountains of Nepal, Sabu the snow leopard and her young cub, Ka, are beginning ...

Author: Theresa Radcliffe

Publisher: Viking Childrens Books

ISBN: 9780670850525

Category: Leopard

Page: 32

View: 910

When wolves enter the valley, Samu the snow leopard knows that she and her cub, Ka, will have to move on in search of food elsewhere

The Snow Leopard

Madame de Morville, the leather-clad dominatrix from Paris, leads her captive reader on a nocturnal journey, travelling far beyond the jagged horizon of snow-capped mountains to the otherworld of the snow leopard, of the smooth-booted and ...

Author: Madame de Morville

Publisher: Stiletto Books

ISBN: 9781903908181

Category:

Page: 128

View: 716

Madame de Morville, the leather-clad dominatrix from Paris, leads her captive reader on a nocturnal journey, travelling far beyond the jagged horizon of snow-capped mountains to the otherworld of the snow leopard, of the smooth-booted and predatory Goddess. By the author of Slaves Of Isis.


The Art of Patience

The Art of Patience sees the renowned French adventurer and writer Sylvain Tesson undertake an expedition to the mountains of Tibet in search of the famously elusive snow leopard.

Author: Sylvain Tesson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 086154000X

Category: Nature

Page: 176

View: 606

The Art of Patience sees the renowned French adventurer and writer Sylvain Tesson undertake an expedition to the mountains of Tibet in search of the famously elusive snow leopard. After the publication of The Consolations of the Forest (2014), Sylvain Tesson had a devastating climbing accident that broke far too many bones in his body. A year later, determined to walk himself back to health, he set off on the backroads of France from the Piedmont to Brittany. Then in 2018, in the footsteps of the admired American writer Peter Matthiessen, he undertook a far more ambitious, far more testing journey: to learn the art of patience, waiting for the snow leopard to appear – no small challenge for a man who all his life has sought to beat time by outrunning it. In the company of leading wildlife photographer Vincent Munier and two companions, Tesson headed up to the high plateaux of remotest Tibet. There, at 5,000 metres and in temperatures of -25C, the team set up their hides on exposed mountainsides, and occasionally in the luxury of an icy cave, to await a visitation from the almost mythical beast. This tightly focused and tautly written narrative is simultaneously a dazzling account of an exacting journey, an apprenticeship in the art of patience, a meditation on what happens when time slows right down, an acceptance of the ruthlessness of the natural world and, finally, a plea for ecological sanity. It is also a small masterpiece.


The Search for the Snow Leopard

The hunt is on...and the Hardy Boys could end up being dead meat!

Author: Franklin W. Dixon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439114056

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 986

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!

Snow Leopards Picture Book

You will be amazed at the Nature itself beholding this wonderful big cat called the Snow Leopard, the ghost of the mountainsOrder this book for your children, friends, Alzheimer's Patients and Seniors with Dementia as a gift!

Author: Simeon Toluwase

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 56

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If you are an animals enthusiast, you would love just flipping the pages seeing this beautiful giant cat called the Snow Leopard in pictures. The Snow Leopard, otherwise called the Ghost of the Mountain or the Guardian Angel of the Mountain is an endangered animal, mostly found in Asia and Russia. This picture book is good for kids and aged people and seniors, who will find it captivating to their minds seeing the Snow Leopard, the Ghost of the Mountain in different positions and in their natural habitat. Flipping through the page of this pictures, help relaxes the mind and soul. You will be amazed at the Nature itself beholding this wonderful big cat called the Snow Leopard, the ghost of the mountainsOrder this book for your children, friends, Alzheimer's Patients and Seniors with Dementia as a gift!!

The Snow Leopard Project

Looks at how an international group is working to preserve Afghanistan's wildlife in the wake of years of war, describing how they have risked their safety to create a national park, perform wildlife surveys, and fight poaching.

Author: Alex Dehgan

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781541767775

Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

Page:

View: 504

Looks at how an international group is working to preserve Afghanistan's wildlife in the wake of years of war, describing how they have risked their safety to create a national park, perform wildlife surveys, and fight poaching.

Snow Leopard

Complete with an index and a conservation note, this is a wonderful addition to the series and the debut of an exciting new voice in non-fiction writing for children.

Author: Justin Anderson

Publisher: Nature Storybooks

ISBN: 9781406378283

Category: Snow leopard

Page: 32

View: 966

A spellbinding new Nature Storybook about snow leopards, with words by Planet Earth producer and first-time children's author Justin Anderson and pictures from award-winning artist Patrick Benson. "Something moves in the rocks ahead. My hands start to tremble. My heart is beating fast. There, just a few footsteps away, is a snow leopard" Join us on a journey high into the snowy peaks of the Himalaya, and discover the secret world of a rare and utterly majestic creature, how it has adapted to the harsh environment it lives in and how it looks after its young. Complete with an index and a conservation note, this is a wonderful addition to the series and the debut of an exciting new voice in non-fiction writing for children.

Saving the Ghost of the Mountain

Provides an examination of the elusive snow leopards, who live along the mountain ridges of Mongolia and are seldom seen by humans, through the observations of a scientist and conservation director of the Snow Leopard Trust.

Author: Sy Montgomery

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618916450

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 74

View: 831

Provides an examination of the elusive snow leopards, who live along the mountain ridges of Mongolia and are seldom seen by humans, through the observations of a scientist and conservation director of the Snow Leopard Trust.

A Letter from Tashi

When Tashi discovers a stranger's mailbox that never gets any mail, she writes a letter of kindness to its owner. But when she needs help the most, Tashi discovers that her kindness comes back to her in an unexpected way.

Author: Carrie Hasler

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781943198108

Category:

Page: 32

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