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Matthiessen, Peter

Overview
Works: 285 works in 1,282 publications in 19 languages and 57,884 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Domestic fiction  Didactic fiction  Psychological fiction  Diaries  Pictorial works  Drama  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Narrator, Author of introduction, Author of screenplay, Contributor, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Other
Classifications: PS3563.A8584, 813.54
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In the spirit of Crazy Horse by Peter Matthiessen( Book )

37 editions published between 1980 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 3,625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An investigative account of the fatal shout-out between FBI agents and American Indians in 1975
At play in the fields of the Lord by Peter Matthiessen( Book )

84 editions published between 1965 and 2010 in 11 languages and held by 2,662 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
Killing Mister Watson by Peter Matthiessen( Book )

35 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 2,634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

34 editions published between 1959 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 2,330 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."
Shadow country : a new rendering of the Watson legend by Peter Matthiessen( Book )

20 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 2,071 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
Indian country by Peter Matthiessen( Book )

21 editions published between 1984 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author examines the white man's encroachment on the lands of the Miccosukee, Hopi, Cherokee, Mohawk, Yurok, Karuk, Dakota, Chumash, Paiute, Shoshone, Ute and Navajo
In paradise by Peter Matthiessen( Book )

29 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,972 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 1,896 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
Lost Man's River by Peter Matthiessen( Book )

17 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 1,553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A son in Florida seeks the truth about his father, a hunter executed by a lynch mob. History has it that Edgar Watson was a cold-blooded killer, but was he really so evil? As he talks to oldtimers, Lucius Watson learns about the smugglers and outlaws who populated the Everglades early this century
Bone by bone : a novel by Peter Matthiessen( Book )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 1,553 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
The snow leopard by Peter Matthiessen( Book )

90 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in 15 languages and held by 1,542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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."
The birds of heaven : travels with cranes by Peter Matthiessen( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and German and held by 1,504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cranes are ubiquitous in the earliest legends of the world's peoples, where they often figure as sentinels of heaven and omens of longevity and good fortune. For their great beauty and imposing size - they are the largest of all flying birds on earth - they are held near-sacred in many lands. Their broad wilderness habitat requirements make them "umbrella species": protecting them ensures that other creatures and the earth and water of the ecosystem are also protected. In addition, the enormous spans of cranes' migrations have encouraged international conservation efforts." "In The Birds of Heaven, Peter Matthiessen chronicles his many journeys in search of the world's fifteen species of cranes. From the vast taiga of Siberia's Amur basin and the Mongolian steppe, breeding grounds for the glorious red-crowned and white-naped cranes, his travels take him to India, Bhutan, China, Japan, and Korea, then on to Australia, Africa, and western Europe (where the native crane is being encouraged to return), and finally to Wisconsin, Nebraska, the Gulf Coast, and Florida, where ingenious efforts are under way to establish a nonmigratory population of the rare whooping crane. He is accompanied by erudite and passionate ornithologists and "craniacs," along with many fascinating regional people, from Mongolian nomads to Gujarati nawabs. Through their eyes as well as his own, he portrays the astonishingly tenacious cranes' struggles to survive in a rapidly developing world in which man is leaving less and less place for other creatures. He also captures the deep loss to humankind should these majestic creatures - their majesty illuminated by Robert Bateman's eloquent renderings - be permitted to disappear."--Jacket
Sand rivers by Peter Matthiessen( Book )

17 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 1,436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts his safari to the Selous Game Reserve in southern Tanzania
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 3 languages and held by 1,433 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
The tree where man was born by Peter Matthiessen( Book )

8 editions published between 1972 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 1,422 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
Tigers in the snow by Peter Matthiessen( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the threatened Siberian tiger as it struggles to exist in the little-populated Russian Far East
At play in the fields of the lord by Peter Matthiessen( )

22 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,046 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 )

24 editions published between 1986 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 1,026 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 )

17 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and Japanese and held by 1,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains primary source material
The cloud forest : a chronicle of the South American wilderness by Peter Matthiessen( Book )

24 editions published between 1961 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Matthiessen's report of his expedition crisscrossing 10,000 miles of the South American wilderness, from the Amazon rain forests to Machu Picchu, high in the Andes, down to Tierra del Fuego and back. He followed the trails of old explorers, encountered river bandits, wild tribesmen, and the evidence of ancient ruins, and discovered fossils in the depths of the Peruvian jungle
 
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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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At play in the fields of the LordKilling Mister WatsonWildlife in AmericaShadow country : a new rendering of the Watson legendIndian countryFar TortugaLost Man's RiverBone by bone : a novel