Snow Leopard: Stories from the Roof of the World

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"Just recently, we once again traveled the high roads of snow leopard country, enjoying the beauty of Ladakh's iconic monasteries and watching blue sheep graze steep mountainsides. We saw no snow leopards but sensed their presence, feeling lucky and thrilled to be under the distant gaze of this magnificent cat. May you experience a similar feeling as you read about the snow leopard in this remarkable collection."
-Robert Bateman, from the foreword.

Like no other large cat, the snow leopard evokes a sense of myth...

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"Just recently, we once again traveled the high roads of snow leopard country, enjoying the beauty of Ladakh's iconic monasteries and watching blue sheep graze steep mountainsides. We saw no snow leopards but sensed their presence, feeling lucky and thrilled to be under the distant gaze of this magnificent cat. May you experience a similar feeling as you read about the snow leopard in this remarkable collection."
-Robert Bateman, from the foreword.

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 those personally connected to its future. These Stories from the Roof of the World resonate with adventure, danger, discovery, and most importantly hope for this magnificent big cat.

Very little has been written about this mystical creature. Its remote and rugged habitat among the mightiest collection of mountains on Earth, proclaimed "The Roof of the World" by awe-struck explorers, make it one of the most difficult and expensive animals to study. After a millennia thriving in peaceful isolation, human encroachment, poaching and climate change threaten the snow leopards survival. Speaking on behalf of the snow leopard, these heart-felt stories will inform and inspire readers, creating the vital connection needed to move people toward action in saving this magnificent cat. Contributors include: Ali Abutalip Dahashof, Som B. Ale, Avaantseren Bayarjargal, Yash Veer Bhatnagar, Joseph L. Fox, Helen Freeman, Darla Hillard, Don Hunter, Shafqat Hussain, Rodney Jackson, Jan E. Janecka, Mitchell Kelly, Ashiq Ahmad Khan, Nasier A. Kitchloo, Evgeniy P. Kashkarov, Peter Matthiessen, Kyle McCarthy, Tom McCarthy, George B. Schaller, and Rinchen Wangchuk

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781607321934
  • Publisher: University Press of Colorado
  • Publication date: 10/15/2012
  • Pages: 216
  • Sales rank: 952,584
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author


Don Hunter was drawn into the snow leopard's world more than twenty years ago while working as aresearch ecologist with the US Department of the Interior. His experience with snow leopards in centralAsia led to similar studies of mountain lions in Colorado's Rocky Mountains. He still works on behalf ofbig cats worldwide as science director for the Rocky Mountain Cat Conservancy (catconservancy.org).
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Table of Contents

Foreword: Out of White Robert Bateman xi

Preface xiii

Acknowledgments xvii

Introduction: Giving Voice to the Snow Leopard Don Hunter 1

On Meeting a Snow Leopard George B. Schaller 13

Face-to-Face with Shan Joseph L. Fox 21

Tracks of My Soul Jan E. Janecka 25

Kashmir Helen Freeman 33

From Rice Fields to Snowfields Yash Veer Bhatnagar 45

Death of a Bharal Mitchell Kelly 51

An Accord of Hope Avaantseren Bayarjargal 63

Tears of the Karakorum Ashiq Ahmad Khan 69

The Pelt Smuggler Shafqat Hussain 75

Two Snow Leopards, My Father, and Me Ali Abutalip Dahashof 83

Happy Days Evgeniy P. Kashkarov 89

Raising Sheru Nasier A. Kitchloo 95

Cubs Tom McCarthy 103

Epiphany Kyle McCarthy 113

Pangje Som B. Ale 121

November 13 Peter Matthiessen 129

Winter at Chörten Nyima Darla Hillard 135

The Spirit of Baga Bogd Rodney Jackson 141

Gobi Magic Don Hunter 151

Legends of Zanskar Rinchen Wangchuk 165

Magic Valley Helen Freeman 171

Organizations and Related Websites 175

Further Reading 179

Biographical Notes 181

Illustration Credits 189

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