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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Casually I meandered up the slope , alternately sitting and drawing closer in a
seemingly purposeless manner until at 250 feet I halted . Crouched on a boulder
, she stared at me with frosty eyes . I left her then , but two returned several hours
Leaning on his long - barreled jezail , a muzzle - loader with a strangely curving
stock , the guide talked to us of his life . His face was narrow and black - bearded
; his eyes had the intent yet vulnerable look of quiet despair , the eyes of a man ...
Peter and I have worn goggles all day to protect our eyes from glare . When we
finally overtake the others , I am distressed to see only Phu - Tsering with goggles
. I give my extra pair to Jang - bu and suggest that everyone else protect himself ...
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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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