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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During the Miocene period , some fifteen to twenty million years ago , there lived in the rain forests of ... highly digestible and nutritious forage such as is found in sprouting leaves , and in the depths of a forest such food tends ...
Suddenly , nine other dhole bounded out of the forest and all milled around with wagging tails , exuberantly reunited . The pack trotted to within 120 feet of us , intent on reaching their kill , but one emitted a yip followed by a ...
At an altitude of 8,500 feet the trail enters a forest of oak and cedar with an understory of rhododendron and ilex , a brooding place , strangely solemn , all sounds muted by a quilt of moss on ground and trees .
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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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