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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We had been trekking for sixteen days and nearly half of our planned journey lay ahead . We wanted to cross the Hindu Raj into the Gilgit Agency and then continue southward into Swat . The villagers of Zhuil agreed to help us across the ...
Ahead the valley divided and our road became a series of switchbacks as it climbed up a mountain until the canyon was left below and rolling uplands stretched ahead . At 14,000 feet the Land Rover moved so slowly that we helped it by ...
Ahead , cutting the horizon was the 23,000foot peak of Gauri Sankar , its summit deeply notched as if bitten by a disgruntled giant , and there lay the Great Himalaya I strove to visit . Finally , at an altitude of 8,000 feet ...
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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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