By Peter Matthiessen
A vintage paintings of nature and humanity, through well known author Peter Matthiessen (1927-2014), writer of the nationwide e-book Award-winning The Snow Leopard and the recent novel In Paradise
Peter Matthiessen crisscrossed 20,000 miles of the South American wasteland, from the Amazon rain forests to Machu Picchu, excessive within the Andes, all the way down to Tierra del Fuego and again. He the paths of previous explorers, encountered river bandits, wild tribesmen, and the facts of historical ruins, and found fossils within the depths of the Peruvian jungle. packed with observations and outlines of the folk and the fading natural world of this titanic global to the south, The Cloud woodland is his incisive, wry file of his day trip into a number of the final and so much unique wild terrains on this planet.
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