An unforgettable spiritual journey through the Himalayas by renowned writer Peter Matthiessen (1927-2014), the National Book Award-winning author of the new novel In Paradise In 1973, Peter Matthiessen and field biologist George Schaller traveled high into the remote mountains of Nepal to study the Himalayan blue sheep and possibly glimpse the rare and beautiful snow leopard. Matthiessen, a student of Zen Buddhism, was also on a spiritual quest to find the Lama of Shey at the ancient shrine on Crystal Mountain. As the climb proceeds, Matthiessen charts his inner path as well as his outer one, with a deepening Buddhist understanding of reality, suffering, impermanence, and beauty. This Penguin Classics edition features an introduction by acclaimed travel writer and novelist Pico Iyer. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
A timeless and majestic portrait of Africa by renowned writer Peter Matthiessen (1927-2014), author of the National Book Award-winning The Snow Leopard and the new novel In Paradise A finalist for the National Book Award when it was released in 1972, this vivid portrait of East Africa remains as fresh and revelatory now as on the day it was first published. Peter Matthiessen exquisitely combines nature and travel writing to portray the sights, scenes, and people he observed firsthand in several trips over the course of a dozen years. From the daily lives of wild herdsmen and the drama of predator kills to the field biologists investigating wild creatures and the anthropologists seeking humanity's origins in the rift valley, The Tree Where Man Was Born is a classic of journalistic observation. This Penguin Classics edition features an introduction by groundbreaking British primatologist Jane Goodall. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Richard Atwater
Release Date: 2006
Mr. Popper träumt von Südpolabenteuern und bekommt einen lebendigen Pinguin geschenkt. Der pfiffige Kerl namens Käpt'n Cook bleibt nicht allein - und alles ändert sich im Popper-Haus .... Kinderbuchklassiker von 1938.
The renowned nonfiction annual makes its Penguin debut For more than a decade, Philip Zaleski has collected into a single volume the best spiritual essays and poetry of the year. The Best Spiritual Writing 2010, featuring essays by John Updike and Diane Ackerman, poems from Nobel Prize winner Seamus Heaney and Pulitzer Prize-winner Louise Glück, and personal reflections by Richard Rodriguez and Leon Wieseltier, is sure to expand on the series' already wide recognition and reach the growing audience of readers searching for unsurpassed spiritual writing. Contributors include: Mary Jo Bang, Jane Hirshfield, Melissa Range, Rick Bass, Paula Huston, Pattiann Rogers, David Berlinski, Pico Iyer, Amanda Shaw, Joseph Bottum, Charles Johnson, Master Sheng Yen, Nicholas Carr, Jon D. Levenson, Floyd Skloot, Judith Ortiz Cofer, Philip Levine, Meir Soloveichik, Billy Collins, Wilfred M. McClay, Richard Wilbur, Chrisi Cox, Richard John Neuhaus, Seamus Heaney, Robert Pinsky
Der neue große Roman von Bestsellerautor Jo Nesbø Sonny ist auf der Flucht Sonny Lofthus sitzt im modernen Hochsicherheitsgefängnis Staten in Oslo. Seine kriminelle Karriere begann, als sein Vater Ab sich das Leben nahm. Ab Lofthus war Polizist. Kurz vor seinem Tod gestand er, korrupt gewesen zu sein. Dieser Verrat zerstörte Sonnys Leben. Jetzt, viele Jahre später, hört er von einem Mitgefangenen, dass alles ganz anders gewesen ist. Sonny will Rache. Er flieht aus dem Gefängnis, denn die Verantwortlichen sollen für ihre Verbrechen büßen. Jo Nesbøs Krimiserie um Kommissar Harry Hole ist weltweit ein Hit. Auch mit Der Sohn stieg er in Norwegen, England, Dänemark und den Vereinigten Staaten ganz oben in der Bestsellerliste ein. Sein neuer großer Kriminalroman ist ein elektrisierendes Drama um Geheimnis und Sünde, Verrat und Rache, Gerechtigkeit und Erlösung.
Rediscover—or discover for the first time—the things that make you passionate in life Vital Signs is about what inspires passion and what defeats it. How we lose it and how we get it back. And ultimately it’s about the endless yet endlessly fruitful tug-of-war between freedom and domestication, the wild in us and the tame, our natural selves and our conditioned selves. Each chapter in Vital Signs will contain a core sample, an intimate biography of one of the strategies we employ to gain or regain our passion. The book also affirms the importance of courageous inquiry into dispassion—where we’re numb, depressed, stuck, bored—so the reader can recognize and change these tendencies in themselves. From the Trade Paperback edition.
For many people, moving to a mountain town is the realization of a dream, the final step in a pilgrimage to a relaxed lifestyle in a rugged and beautiful setting. After a long journey that began when he was a teenager in the 1980s with the vague idea there might be a better life somewhere “out west,” Jamey Glasnovic eventually fled the chaos and stress of the big city and tried to settle into an uncomplicated Rocky Mountain existence. Canmore, Alberta, a small community nestled in a picturesque valley situated right at the edge of Banff National Park, should have been the perfect end to his searching. A rapidly growing town emerging on the tourism radar can strain anyone’s definition of paradise, however, and Lost and Found is Glasnovic’s account of his attempt, in the fall of 2008, to recapture the simple wonders of living on the boundaries of a vast wilderness. A spirited amble by bicycle and on foot, inspired by the work of Bill Bryson, Lost and Found explores the heart of the Rocky Mountain Parks, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its staggering beauty, and examines the consequences of celebrating that beauty too effectively with mass tourism and over-ambitious development. Eschewing the convenience of motorized transportation, Glasnovic earns every kilometre that passes beneath his feet, and along the way he learns a thing or two about feeling profoundly connected to place. An experience some would describe as being home.
Welches Ereignis lockt regelmäßig Menschen in über 180 Ländern vor den Fernseher? Was haben schon 1,2 Milliarden Menschen im TV gesehen? Den Superbowl? Das Fußball-WM-Finale? Die Olympischen Spiele? Nicht ganz. Der Name hinter diesen Zahlen lautet: Grylls. Bear Grylls. Wenn sich der ehemalige Elitesoldat des britischen Special Air Service SAS durch die Wildnis kämpft, scheinbar Ungenießbares verspeist und ganz nebenbei jede Menge Überlebenstricks zum Besten gibt, kleben auch in Deutschland zahlreiche Fans vor dem Bildschirm. Auf DMAX läuft sein Format "Ausgesetzt in der Wildnis" und begeistert eine stetig steigende Zuschauerzahl. Bear Grylls lernte früh das Segeln und Klettern. In jungen Jahren begeisterte er sich für Bergsteigen und Kampfsport. Sein Weg führte ihn weiter zu den legendären Special Forces des britischen SAS. Bei einem Fallschirmabsturz in Afrika zog er sich drei Wirbelsäulenbrüche zu. Die Ärzte waren nicht sicher, ob er jemals wieder laufen würde. Allen Unkenrufen zum Trotz - und gegen den Rat seiner Ärzte - wurde er 18 Monate später der jüngste Brite, der den Mount Everest bezwang. Und das war nur der Anfang zahlreicher Abenteuer ... Nun erzählt Bear Grylls zum ersten Mal seine Geschichte.
A classic work of nature and humanity, by renowned writer Peter Matthiessen (1927-2014), author of the National Book Award-winning The Snow Leopard and the new novel In Paradise Peter Matthiessen crisscrossed 20,000 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. Filled with observations and descriptions of the people and the fading wildlife of this vast world to the south, The Cloud Forest is his incisive, wry report of his expedition into some of the last and most exotic wild terrains in the world. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.