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Peter Matthiessen has long been one of my favorite authors, both for his brilliant fiction works as well as for his non-fiction. I was so saddened to read of his passing last week. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Matthew Karns
This book is another triumph for Peter Matthiessen. In a class with The Snow Leopard, for which he won the National Book Award. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Ray Zimmerman
I was driving in north Florida looking out over a mile of mud being transformed into a new expressway, to my left I saw four birds in tight formation, 12 feet above the ground, a... Read morePublished on November 23, 2013 by Amazon Customer
I have appreciated Matthiessens's other wild life books & his novels - here, though I haven't finished & there may be a payoff, I find his ecotourism, the discovery of Crane... Read morePublished on October 21, 2012 by John Wander
Schiller's Ibykus said to 'his' cranes: We come from afar and beg for a hospitable roof. He travels 'with' cranes in the same sense as author Peter Matthiessen: we can look for... Read morePublished on July 22, 2009 by H. Schneider
The teaming of two giants in natural history - author Peter Matthiessen and artist Robert Bateman - to cover one of the world's most revered and endangered groups of birds produced... Read morePublished on April 13, 2008 by Sheri
The Birds of Heaven is an unusual mix of natural history, travel, personal reflections, and tough lessons in the realities of international cooperation (or lack thereof) in... Read morePublished on January 9, 2007 by Thomas E. Gaskill
I first read Peter Matthiessen in the 1970s: "The Snow Leopard", and was so moved by his writing that I began to read everything I could find that he authored. Read morePublished on February 8, 2005 by L. Jody Kuchar
_The Birds of Heaven_ by Peter Matthiessen is a well-written and informative account of the fifteen living species of crane. Read morePublished on January 30, 2005 by Tim F. Martin