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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Though near each other , Peter and I often hike alone , content to assimilate our impressions independently . We are both private persons , still uncertain about sharing our feelings , and when we meet our conversations are casual .
Eight of our loads have been deposited there : Peter and the Sherpas have been working hard . Sliding and running , we descend the 1,300 feet to camp in twenty minutes . After briefing Peter , I shoulder a load of sugar and add it to ...
However , Peter says , “ I don't think I'll open my letters until I return to Kathmandu . They might contain bad news . ” His behavior puzzles me , but he does not explain and I do not pry , self - consciousness preventing us from ...
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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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