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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The occasional roadside shops were boarded up for the night , but finally we saw
a tea shop , a poky shack whose kerosene lantern cast a faint light across the
deserted village street . We had an omelet , chappaties , and tea , then drove on .
A yak suddenly sank through the snow , its legs dangling in a crevasse . Quickly
we unloaded the ponderous beast and , with all of us pulling and pushing , it
finally struggled to more solid ground ; then , impassively , it continued the
Having finally realized the misery which total deforestation ultimately brings to the
lives of hill people , villagers began a Gandhian movement to save their trees .
Called Chipko Andolan , literally “ movement to embrace , ” the villagers ...
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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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