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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Finally , at an altitude of 8,000 feet , we reached Lambagar , a Sherpa village scattered among the rubble of an ancient ... which also includes Mount Everest , Sherpas have achieved world fame not just as mountaineers but also as self ...
bed , reading and dozing , while the Sherpas and porters participate in the Durga festivities , especially the rakshi , an alcohol brew made from millet . We try some : it tastes like vinegar and dirty dishrag .
They might contain bad news . ” His behavior puzzles me , but he does not explain and I do not pry , self - consciousness preventing us from sharing . With the two Sherpas having returned , Peter can now depart for Jumla on November 18 ...
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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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