Books on:Animal Rights
Food and Nutrition
Peace and Nonviolence
Trees and Forests
"Our greatest modern nature writer in the lyrical tradition."--The New York Times Book Review
As a naturalist-explorer, Peter Matthiessen has been a member of expeditions to remote regions of all five continents, including the Amazon jungles, the Canadian Northwest Territories, the Sudan, New Guinea, and Nepal. A former commercial fisherman and charter-boat captain, he participated as a diver in the worldwide search for the great white shark that culminated in his book Blue Meridian and in the film Blue Water, White Death. Matthiessen was one of the founders of The Paris Review. His fiction includes At Play in the Fields of the Lord, which was nominated for the National Book Award and Far Tortuga. His many works of nonfiction include:
For an Award of Merit from the National Institute of Arts and Letters given to Matthiessen in 1963, Robert Penn Warren wrote: "The Cloud Forest and Under the Mountain Wall depict nature and man with unusual perceptiveness and with dramatic power, in a prose notable for vividness and control."