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Matthiessen, Peter

Overview
Works: 269 works in 1,106 publications in 15 languages and 51,288 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Domestic fiction  Didactic fiction  Pictorial works  Diaries  Juvenile works  Drama  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Editor, Narrator, Author of introduction, Author of screenplay, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Other
Classifications: PS3563.A8584, 813.54
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Most widely held works about Peter Matthiessen
 
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Most widely held works by Peter Matthiessen
In the spirit of Crazy Horse by Peter Matthiessen( Book )

31 editions published between 1980 and 2002 in English and held by 3,616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An investigative account of the fatal shout-out between FBI agents and American Indians in 1975
Killing Mister Watson by Peter Matthiessen( Book )

33 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novel about the man usually credited with killing Belle Starr
Wildlife in America by Peter Matthiessen( Book )

32 editions published between 1959 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 2,355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book "bears a strong conservation message for both naturalists and the general reader. It is a history of the vanishing North American wildlife and account of what is being done to prevent its extinction. Region by region, the continent's wild animals and birds that man has decimated or exterminated are described."
At play in the fields of the Lord by Peter Matthiessen( Book )

27 editions published between 1965 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 2,266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The timely story of the forces of change that converge on a small tribe of Niaruna Indians living in the heart of the Amazonian rain forest
Shadow country : a new rendering of the Watson legend by Peter Matthiessen( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by a near-mythic event of the wild Florida frontier at the turn of the twentieth century, Shadow Country reimagines the legend of the inspired Everglades sugar planter and notorious outlaw E.J. Watson, who drives himself relentlessly toward his own violent end at the hands of neighbors who mostly admired him, in a killing that obsessed his favorite son.--From publisher description
In paradise by Peter Matthiessen( Book )

23 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the two-time National Book Award winning author of The Snow Leopard and Shadow Country, a short, powerful novel about an American professor of Holocaust Studies who, over the course of a weeklong spiritual retreat at Auschwitz, is forced to grapple with his own past and a family secret: the Jewish mother abandoned to her doom by his Gentile father"--
Far Tortuga by Peter Matthiessen( Book )

37 editions published between 1974 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A West Indian turtle-fishing expedition meets with failure, and desperation and discord affect the ragged crew who are beset with superstition and belief in tales of pirates, storms and other folkloric episodes. Finally in a desperate gamble to find the turtles, the captain sets sail for the legendary inlet south of Cuba, Far Tortuga
Bone by bone : a novel by Peter Matthiessen( Book )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 1,572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel on a sugar baron's rise to riches by violence and murder. He is E.J. Watson, a 19th century pioneer who builds a sugar-cane empire in Florida on the back of blacks. Third volume in a trilogy which began with Killing Mister Watson
Under the mountain wall : a chronicle of two seasons in the stone age by Peter Matthiessen( Book )

47 editions published between 1903 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the Baliem Valley in central New Guinea live the Kurelu, a Stone Age tribe that survived into the twentieth century. 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, but of the great warrior Weaklekek, the swineherd, Tukum, U-mue and his family, and the boy Weake, killed in a surprise raid"--Page 4 of cover
Sand rivers by Peter Matthiessen( Book )

16 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 1,453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts his safari to the Selous Game Reserve in southern Tanzania
Tigers in the snow by Peter Matthiessen( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 1,439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the threatened Siberian tiger as it struggles to exist in the little-populated Russian Far East
The tree where man was born by Peter Matthiessen( Book )

6 editions published between 1972 and 1995 in English and held by 1,431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1. The tree where man was born -- 2. White highlands -- 3. Northwest frontier -- 4. Siringet -- 5. In Maasai -- 6. Rites of passage -- 7. Elephant kingdoms -- 8. Great caldron mountains -- 9. Red god -- 10. At Gidabembe
At play in the fields of the lord by Peter Matthiessen( )

21 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,061 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale of two men's experiences with a native Indian tribe in the Brazilian rain forest. Despite their separate missions, both men converge in their respect for the native culture and their zeal to protect the Indians from imminent invasion
On the river Styx and other stories by Peter Matthiessen( Book )

22 editions published between 1986 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 1,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the 1950s Peter Matthiessen has written fiction and nonfiction of elemental power and moral vision, including the acclaimed novels At Play in the Fields of the Lord and Far Tortuga and works of naturalism and exploration like the National Book Award-winning The Snow Leopard. This stunning collection of short stories, available for the first time in paperback, spans more than three decades of writing by one of the most acclaimed literary voices of our time
Men's lives : the surfmen and baymen of the South Fork by Peter Matthiessen( Book )

15 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,018 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains primary source material
Blue meridian; the search for the great white shark by Peter Matthiessen( Book )

11 editions published between 1971 and 1997 in English and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1969 and 1970 Peter Gimbel led a crew of professional divers on a world-ranging expedition to find and film underwater the great white shark. This was a feat never before accopmlished, in part because the beast is rarely seen, in part because it the most dangerous of all underwater creatures. Peter Matthiessen was asked to write the story of this search, and to serve as a spare hand, both on the surface and below. At intervals over a period of seventeen months he accompanied Gimbel's crew--from the Caribbean to the whaling grounds off Durban, to various islands in the Indian Ocean, to Ceylon, and finally to eventual success off the bleak coast of South Australia ... he records the awesome experience of swimming in open water among hundreds of sharks at once, the beauties of strange seas and landscapes, and the camaraderie, tension, humor and frustrations that develop when people continually risking their lives dwell in close proximity day after day."
The shorebirds of North America by Gardner D Stout( Book )

9 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

North American Indians by George Catlin( Book )

20 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The snow leopard by Peter Matthiessen( Book )

52 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in 13 languages and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1973, Peter Matthiessen and field biologist George Schaller traveled high into the remote mountains of Nepal to study the Himalayan blue sheep and possibly glimpse the rare and beautiful snow leopard. Matthiessen, a student of Zen Buddhism, was also on a spiritual quest{u2014} to find the Lama of Shey at the ancient shrine on Crystal Mountain. As the climb proceeds, Matthiessen charts his inner path as well as his outer one, with a deepening Buddhist understanding of reality, suffering, impermanence, and beauty."--Publisher information
Nine-headed dragon river : Zen journals, 1969-1985 by Peter Matthiessen( Book )

7 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Shadow country : a new rendering of the Watson legend
Alternative Names
Matthiesen, Peter 1927-

Matthiessen, Peter 1927-

Peter Matthiessen Amerikaans auteur

Peter Matthiessen scrittore e naturalista statunitense

Peter Matthiessen US-amerikanischer Autor, Umweltschützer und Naturschützer

Petrus Matthiessen

Петер Матисен

Питер Маттиссен

پیتر ماتیسن نویسنده آمریکایی

പീറ്റർ മാറ്റ്തീസ്സിയൻ

ピーター・マシーセン

マシーセン, ピーター

彼得·馬西森

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Killing Mister WatsonWildlife in AmericaAt play in the fields of the LordShadow country : a new rendering of the Watson legendFar TortugaBone by bone : a novelUnder the mountain wall : a chronicle of two seasons in the stone ageTigers in the snow