Stones of Silence: Journeys in the Himalaya
Over a period of six years, Dr. Schaller explored the awesome Himalays in order to study the fascinating but increasingly rare wild life of the area and to determine what locations would make good reserves and national parks. Just as the outside influences of the last quarter century are taking their toll of the wildlife of the region, so are they changing the culture of the people who have lived there for centuries. High adventure, introspection, observation, and discovery are a part of this story.
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In the early 1970s the large mountain mammals of Nepal were still unstudied and because of the unique political history of the country even their precise status and distribution remained largely unknown . In 1766 the Gurkhas , a small ...
Finally , the Chinese crushed the rebels — except for those who had sought refuge in northern Nepal . ... against the Chinese , but also , in a regression to their robber past , stole from and bullied their reluctant Nepalese hosts .
... 162 , 163 Dhorpatan ( Nepal ) , 204 , 212 , 213 , 214 Dilband - Moro massif , 136 Dipper , brown , 40 Dir ( Pakistan ) ... 248 , 249 , 277 Dunai ( Nepal ) , 222 , 224 , 225 , 268 Durga Puja ( festival ) , 207-208 , 210 , 211 Ecology ...
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I'd never heard of Schaller before but wanted to read it because it concern the same 1970s trip Peter Matthiessen was on when he wrote The Snow Leopard. Apparently Schaller was at the time considered ... Read full review
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