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 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 ...

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.

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.

Snow Leopard Ghost of the Mountains

The focus shifts to her cub, who is still learning how to hunt and survive on her own. While the main text carries the narrative and describes the animals, a smaller-type text and an appended note offer additional information.

Author: Justin Anderson

Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)

ISBN: 9781536205404

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Look! A line of paw prints in the snow. Follow the tracks to see the rare and utterly majestic snow leopard and visit her secret world. The people who live among the high peaks of the Himalayas tell stories of a mysterious animal called the gray ghost. To see one, you'd have to be very lucky indeed. Join a zoologist in the Himalayan mountains as he searches for the elusive creature. With her pale gold and silver-gray coat painted with black rosettes, she blends so well into the boulders, it's no wonder she's thought of as a ghost of the mountains. But the fortunate few who spot her are rewarded with a sight they will never forget. Written by an expert with firsthand experience, beautifully illustrated, and interwoven with fascinating facts, this vicarious look at a breathtaking animal includes an end note suggesting resources to explore.

Save the Snow Leopard

Villagers track a snow leopard in the Himalayas of western Nepal. Similar fictional vignettes combined with factual information focus on the behavior and endangered situation of several species of leopards.

Author: Jill Bailey

Publisher: Heinemann/Raintree

ISBN: 9780811427098

Category: Leopard

Page: 46

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Villagers track a snow leopard in the Himalayas of western Nepal. Similar fictional vignettes combined with factual information focus on the behavior and endangered situation of several species of leopards.

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.

Snow Leopard

Snow Leopard: A Children Photos Book About Snow Leopard With Fun Snow Leopard Facts and Pictures For Kids Snow leopards are relatives of your little pet kitties, but they are much bigger.

Author: Susie Alex

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781522738701

Category:

Page: 28

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Snow Leopard: A Children Photos Book About Snow Leopard With Fun Snow Leopard Facts and Pictures For Kids Snow leopards are relatives of your little pet kitties, but they are much bigger. They live in the rocky mountains of Central Asia. These large cats are now listed as an endangered species, meaning there are only a few of them remaining in the wild. The scientific name of snow leopards is Panthera uncia. The snow leopard is the national animal of Afghanistan, the national heritage animal of Pakistan, and the state animal of Himachal Pradesh (North Indian state in the western Himalayas).

The Snow Leopard of Shanghai

Sophia Oblimova and her sister Elena flee Russia during the final days of the Czar's regime, seeking refuge in corrupt Shanghai, where they must begin new, harsher lives

Author: Erin Pizzey

Publisher: HarperPrism

ISBN: 9780061000379

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

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Sophia Oblimova and her sister Elena flee Russia during the final days of the Czar's regime, seeking refuge in corrupt Shanghai, where they must begin new, harsher lives

The Snow Leopard Project

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.

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

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

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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!

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?

Snow Leopards

"Simple text and full-color photos explain the habitat, life cycle, range, and behavior of snow leopards"--Provided by publisher.

Author: Erika L. Shores

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1429644834

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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"Simple text and full-color photos explain the habitat, life cycle, range, and behavior of snow leopards"--Provided by publisher.

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

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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

Snow Leopards and Their Babies

Describes the characteristics of snow leopards and how mother snow leopards living in zoos are taught to care for their babies.

Author: Marianne Johnston

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780823953172

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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Describes the characteristics of snow leopards and how mother snow leopards living in zoos are taught to care for their babies.

Tales of the Snow Leopard

The purposes of the Tales include: support the conservation of Hemis National Park (in Ladakh, India); contribute information on the natural history of the snow leopard; preserve Ladakhi traditional stories and songs related to the Park ...

Author: Philomene Verlaan

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781533612250

Category:

Page: 110

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Told largely by Ladakhis themselves, and compiled by the primary author in the course of several journeys with her two Ladakhi co-authors, who are rangers for Hemis National Park, the Tales illustrate contemporary life of Ladakhis and snow leopards in the Park. The purposes of the Tales include: support the conservation of Hemis National Park (in Ladakh, India); contribute information on the natural history of the snow leopard; preserve Ladakhi traditional stories and songs related to the Park that are at risk of being lost; and provide an example for other parks of how their human and non-human populations could approach living together sustainably.

The Snow Leopard s Tale

There are a few creatures in the world who live still untamed, prowling through the rocks, blinking slowly at encroaching civilization far below.

Author: Thomas McIntyre

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780982860151

Category: Nature

Page: 130

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There are a few creatures in the world who live still untamed, prowling through the rocks, blinking slowly at encroaching civilization far below. On Bountiful Black Mountain, a snow leopard hunts alone, artifact of a vanishing age. But hungry, desperate, as he is forced away from his home toward the tents and fires of the valley, the snow leopard is forced to confront a vision of humanity that's at once profound and disconcerting, poetic and brutal, tender and deeply moving. Through his eyes, we've never seen ourselves quite like this.

Leo the Snow Leopard

Rescued by a kind shepherd and his family, Leo eventually came to the world-famous Bronx Zoo in New York, the leading experts on caring for and breeding the critically endangered snow leopard.

Author: Juliana Hatkoff

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780545229289

Category: Snow leopard

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When Leo was less than seven weeks old, he became orphaned in the snowy Himalayan mountains in Pakistan. Rescued by a kind shepherd and his family, Leo eventually came to the world-famous Bronx Zoo in New York, the leading experts on caring for and breeding the critically endangered snow leopard.