Under the Mountain Wall: A Chronicle of Two Seasons in Stone Age New Guinea

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Harvill Press, 1995 - Ethnology - 272 pages
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User Review  - Mckinley - Goodreads

Didn't get into it. Not so interested in the war parts anyway. Read full review

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User Review  - Joanne Timmins - Goodreads

an interesting read that was tinged, for me, with unease as I knew that these people are probably dead now and their way of life irrevocably altered by now. The war descriptions were , for me, too ... Read full review

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Nature writer and novelist Peter Matthiessen was born in New York City on May 22, 1927. He graduated from Yale University in 1950. He worked as a commercial fisherman and the captain of a charter fishing boat and made several scientific expeditions to Alaska, Peru and New Guinea. He and Harold L. Humes founded the Paris Review, and Matthiessen was its first fiction editor. Matthiessen's nature books include "Wildlife in America," "The Cloud Forest: A Chronicle of the South American Wilderness" and "Under the Mountain Wall." His fiction includes "At Play in the Fields of the Lord," which was made into a movie starring Tom Berenger and was nominated for the National Book Award. Matthiessen's other awards include the John Burroughs Medal and the African Wildlife Leadership Foundation Award.

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