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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As soon as I was settled she returned to her kill . Here in this unpeopled night world , the mountains were hers , the eternal desolation of rock and snow investing her with an archaic permanence . Soon darkness engulfed us , and then ...
Once , long ago , Misgar men raided northward and there was a battle on the pass in which fifty were killed . ... “ how much Afghanistan and Mongolia charge a foreign hunter for a license to kill just one of their big sheep ?
She had killed a bull gaur , a remarkable feat considering she weighed about three hundred pounds and he two thousand . Five days the family camped in a ravine by the kill . During mornings the cubs sometimes played , stalking each ...
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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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