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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But like monkeys from branch to branch in search of tender leaves . It was
startling and incongruous to look 15 to 20 feet up into the crown of an oak and
see several of the goats there , calmly munching . However , oak leaves were not
I also had to leave Chitral to observe the birth season of Persian wild goat . Mel
remained for another week , still hoping to trap a snow leopard , but after a month
and a half of effort he too gave up and left the mountains . In only four years the ...
Soon afterward I leave my blind and turn toward home , retracing my steps of the
morning . Pockets of cool air still linger in the ravines , and leaning trees form
shady bowers . I walk silently in the sand , hoping to meet whatever wildlife has ...
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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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