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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he called , using the Chitrali word for snow leopard as he held up fingers to indicate that there were two of the cats . A goat was dead . Peering through the scope I saw my first snow leopard . She reclined on a promontory with a small ...
Nanga parvata , " the Naked Mountain " as the ancients called it , rises in one gigantic sweep for 22,000 feet above the Indus to a height of 26,660 feet . A Sanskrit proverb states : “ A hundred divine epochs would not suffice to ...
Called Chipko Andolan , literally “ movement to embrace , ” the villagers determinedly hug those trees which contractors and forest officials have come to fell . After several successful confrontations , demonstrations on behalf of ...
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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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