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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At a small bazaar we halt for tea and bananas , then continue , crossing the river
on a narrow suspension bridge . Surmounting a ridge , we see the silty waters of
the Kali Gandaki along whose banks an important trade route once passed ...
Permission for us to continue is readily granted . As we leave Dunai , now
heading north up the valley of the Suli , I feel elated , as if freed from a great dark
beast that has pursued me persistently over the mountains . The trail follows
No one cares to sell us food and we continue to the next settlement where a
woman not only provides us with eighteen eggs , but for a rupee extra also
agrees to boil them . After eating eight eggs each for breakfast and saving one
apiece for ...
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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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