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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The Tibetans expanded their influence as far as the Pamirs early in the eighth
century and thereby came into conflict with ... This prevented Tibetan
reinforcements from reaching the shattered forces on the Oxusbut it also stopped
the Chinese ...
Tibetans do not wash unnecessarily , and the children in particular are filthy ,
their necks and hands crusted with dirt , their ... Because the Sherpa language
resembles Tibetan , Phu - Tsering could communicate quite well with the
It is occupied by Tibetans , over sixty thousand of whom fled into Nepal and India
after the Chinese forcefully annexed their country in 1959 and 1960 . Dhorpatan ,
also a Tibetan village , still lies an hour ahead . A snarling Tibetan mastiff ...
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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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