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Snow Leopard: Stories from the Roof of the World
by Don Hunter
Like no other large cat, the snow leopard evokes a sense of myth and mysticism, strength and spirit shrouded in a snowy veil, seldom seen but always present. Giving a voice to the snow leopard, this collection of powerful first person accounts from an impressive cadre of scientist-adventurers grants readers a rare glimpse of this elusive cat and the remarkable lives of tho ...more
ebook, 227 pages
Published July 1st 2012 by University Press of Colorado
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Though I don’t often review ‘nature books’, this one came to me back in July when I received an email from Beth Svinarich at University Press of Colorado. I must admit that an enquiry from University of Colorado at that particular time caught my eye, it being just days after the atrocity committed by James Holmes. Anyway, Beth wanted to bring my attention to this book, and beyond the morbidity of the story about Holmes, the content caught my eye. I have an affinity for cats, and this book is a c ...more
Different people journey and study in the high mountains of Pakistan, India,Nepal and Tajikistan while searching for the endangered, elusive and majestic snow leopard. Mostly they talk about the hardships of the journey and living in high altitudes as well as the difficulty of trying to save the snow leopards while they kill the livestock of the natives. The stories are pretty much the same with minor differences. The animals must be something to see given how hard they are to spot.
My dad got me a signed copy of this book for Christmas and I LOVE it. I am pursuing a career in research and wildlife conservation and these stories were such an inspiration! Snow leopards are amazing creatures and I admire those who study and protect them. I highly recommend this book :)
Don Hunter emigrated from the UK to Canada in 1961, where he earned a B.Ed from the University of British Columbia. In 1969 he joined The Province, a daily newspaper in Vancouver, as a theatre critic, reporter, editor, and eventually as a writer for the up-front opinion column “Out and About.” A personal memoir of his teaching experiences in northern BC led to a CBC television movie and a subseque ...moreMore about Don Hunter...