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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Meanwhile I sent Mingma and two porters with a two - week supply of food to Lapche with instructions to guard it until my arrival with Phu - Tsering in about three days , after I had checked the tahr at Hum .
Phu - Tsering shivers as he tucks the note into his jacket . I check my altimeter : 17,800 feet . A cornice of snow blocks access to the slope , and we chop it away with a hoe brought from Ringmo for such a purpose . With Phu - Tsering ...
When I reach our hut at 2:30 P.M. Phu - Tsering is contentedly sitting in the sun pulling out his sparse whiskers with a pair of tweezers . He has seen me coming and is warming some leftover potatoes lunch . These he serves to me with ...
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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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