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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There were two chambers , the largest nearly 40 feet long and 30 feet high . Old
bear droppings littered the floor , peculiar droppings resembling dried coal tar
laced with grass . A few also contained walnut shells and markhor hair , the latter
From my tent camp at 11,300 feet , on a level place among stone corrals , I had
roamed the hills , climbing high up on the sagebrush slopes until only the silver
bulk of Tirich Mir and I had the sky to ourselves . I had meandered up the valley ...
Shey lies at 14,700 feet , more than 3,000 feet lower than the Kanga La , and the
following morning I wearily contemplate another ascent . Jang - bu and I travel
rapidly upward , stopping at the small lake only to deposit some firewood and ...
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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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