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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It was harvest season and women were already in the fields of golden wheat , carefully cutting the precious stalks with sickles . From behind a hazy veil sun scorched the land until it pulsated ; temperatures were close to 90 ° F. even ...
Behind me , high above , was the whitewashed fort of Hunza's rulers looking down at the huddle of drab huts and fields . It is a typical Tibetan fort , vaguely ominous with its high walls and narrow windows ; wild , dark crags tower ...
With increased altitude the fields become smaller and stonier , and solitary houses replace villages , drab like the earth , only clusters of yellow maize cobs hung to dry on the verandas adding a touch of color . Fields soon give way ...
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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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