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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As far as my eyes could follow the gentle curve of its flow , gray pebbles and boulders covered its surface ; twisted and buckled , the ice presented a maze of ridges and defiles , and silty torrents rushed out of hidden tunnels to ...
Leaving the main valley , we enter a dismally narrow gorge down which cascades a stream around dark boulders glazed with ice . We walk up one bank until the cliffs dictate that we wade through numbing cold water to the other .
Snow covers every boulder , and near the water's edge , everything is glazed with ice , making all footing treacherous . To cross the stream we must use the ice bridges . “ You first , sah , ” urges Phu - Tsering . “ You biggest .
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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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