Il Leopardo Delle Nevi

Autore: Peter Matthiessen
Editore: Neri Pozza Editore
ISBN: 8865593911
Grandezza: 75,77 MB
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Nella primavera del 1972, Peter Matthiessen si imbatte a New York nel celebre naturalista e zoologo George Schaller, che gli avanza subito una proposta: unirsi a lui, nell’autunno dell’anno successivo, per una spedizione fino al Nepal nordoccidentale, vicino alla frontiera tibetana, dove non è raro avvistare il più bello e più affascinante dei grandi felini: il leopardo delle nevi, il mitico animale di cui tutti parlano e che nell’ultimo quarto di secolo solo due occidentali, tra cui Schaller stesso, hanno visto davvero. L’idea di visitare il Nepal, di approssimarsi passo passo alla più imponente catena montuosa del mondo, di arrivare alla Montagna di Cristallo e andare alla ricerca di una leggendaria creatura, è così allettante per Matthiessen che, il giorno di settembre del 1973 fissato per l’appuntamento con Schaller, si presenta puntualissimo, e perfettamente equipaggiato per la spedizione, all’albergo di Katmandu prescelto. Pubblicato per la prima volta nel 1978, Il leopardo delle nevi è considerato da allora non soltanto uno dei grandi libri di viaggio di sempre. Il grande racconto di un viaggio avventuroso tra le gole profonde e le montagne del Tibet, alla ricerca di un mitico animale e dell'essenza stessa della vita. «Un vero e proprio capolavoro della letteratura d’ogni tempo». John Hillaby «Un grande libro che compie un viaggio parallelo, accompagnando i passi fisici di un pellegrinaggio con i passi metafisici di una ricerca». Pico Iyer

The Snow Leopard

Autore: Peter Matthiessen
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 014312952X
Grandezza: 14,78 MB
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First published by Viking Press 1978, published in Penguin Books 1987.

Leopardo Delle Nevi

Autore: Caroline Norsk
Editore: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781548022242
Grandezza: 41,84 MB
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Aiutate i vostri bambini a sapere di pi� sugli affascinanti Leopardo delle nevi con questo libro pieno di cose divertenti da imparare. E' divertente, facile da leggere, e vi aiuter� sicuramente a conoscere di pi� queste bellissime Creature chiamate Leopardo delle nevi.

The Familiars

Editore: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062000853
Grandezza: 66,70 MB
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The Leopard

Autore: Jo Nesbo
Editore: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
ISBN: 0307958779
Grandezza: 73,59 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 2767
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Inspector Harry Hole returns from Hong Kong hot on the trail of a serial killer in this installment of Jo Nesbø’s New York Times bestselling series. Look out for the latest Harry Hole novel, The Thirst, available now. Inspector Harry Hole has retreated to Hong Kong, escaping the trauma of his last case in squalid opium dens, when two young women are found dead in Oslo, both drowned in their own blood. Media coverage quickly reaches a fever pitch. There are no clues, the police investigation is stalled, and Harry—the one man who might be able to help—can’t be found. After he returns to Oslo, the killer strikes again, Harry’s instincts take over, and nothing can keep him from the investigation, though there is little to go on. Worse, he will soon come to understand that he is dealing with a psychopath who will put him to the test, both professionally and personally, as never before.

Wild Cats Of The World

Autore: Mel Sunquist
Editore: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022651823X
Grandezza: 40,10 MB
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Did you know that European royalty once used cheetahs to hunt deer, or that caracals can capture birds by leaping six and a half feet straight up into the air from a standing start? Have you ever wondered whether domestic cats really do land on their feet when they fall, or how Canada lynx can stalk their prey in the winter without falling through the deep snow? Wild Cats of the World is a treasure trove of answers to questions like these, and many others, for anyone who's interested in learning more about the world's felids, including the ones with whom we share our homes. Mel and Fiona Sunquist have spent more than a decade gathering information about cats from every available source, many of them quite difficult to find, including scientific papers, descriptions of hunts, archeological findings, observations by naturalists and travelers, reports from government agencies, and newsletters from a wide variety of organizations. Weaving information from these sources together with their own experiences observing wild cats around the world, the Sunquists have created the most comprehensive reference on felids available. Each of their accounts of the 36 species of cat contains a description of the cat, including human interactions with it, as well as detailed data on its distribution, ecology and behavior, status in the wild, and efforts to conserve it. Numerous photographs, including more than 40 in full color, illustrate these accounts. Ranging from the two-pound black-footed cat to the five-hundred-pound tiger, and from the African serval with its satellite-dish ears to the web-footed fishing cat of Asia, Wild Cats of the World will fascinate and educate felid fans of any stripe (or spot).

The Snowman

Autore: Jo Nesbo
Editore: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
ISBN: 9780307599575
Grandezza: 52,51 MB
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Inspector Harry Hole tracks a Norwegian serial killer in this installment of Jo Nesbø’s New York Times bestselling series. Now a Major Motion Picture starring Michael Fassbender. One night, after the first snowfall of the year, a boy named Jonas wakes up and discovers that his mother has disappeared. Only one trace of her remains: a pink scarf, his Christmas gift to her, now worn by the snowman that inexplicably appeared in their yard earlier that day. Inspector Harry Hole suspects a link between the missing woman and a suspicious letter he’s received. The case deepens when a pattern emerges: over the past decade, eleven women have vanished—all on the day of the first snow. But this is a killer who makes his own rules . . . and he’ll break his pattern just to keep the game interesting, as he draws Harry ever closer into his twisted web. With brilliantly realized characters and hair-raising suspense, international bestselling author Jo Nesbø presents his most chilling case yet—one that will test Harry Hole to the very limits of his sanity.

The Icemark Chronicles 2 Blade Of Fire

Autore: Stuart Hill
Editore: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545381355
Grandezza: 27,52 MB
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Following THE CRY OF THE ICEMARK, a huge success in England and critically acclaimed in the U.S., the next epic adventure in The Icemark Chronicles. Many years have passed since Queen Thirrin and her allies defended the Icemark against a brutal invasion. But now General Bellorum is back, along with his bloodthirsty spawn--twin sons even more vicious than him. Thirrin and Oskan also have a family: two girls and three boys. But darkness lurks within the House of Lindenshield: Medea, the couple's cold-hearted fifteen-year-old daughter, is just coming into her magical powers, and she may be the downfall of the kingdom. It's up to her brother, Charlemagne, crippled by polio as a child, to return from exile and rescue the land he loves.

Walker S Mammals Of The World

Autore: Ronald M. Nowak
Editore: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801857898
Grandezza: 79,71 MB
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Gives an historical account of the world's mammals since 3,000 B.C., and then provides detailed information about every mammal on earth, divided by genus.

The Birds Of Heaven

Autore: Peter Matthiessen
Editore: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780374199449
Grandezza: 50,23 MB
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The naturalist and explorer shares his love affair with the crane through his many illustrations focusing on the great bird, along with fascinating text about the creature's place in history, myth, and the natural world. 25,000 first printing.