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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live in fairly cohesive herds most individuals know each other and remember the outcome of any previous encounters ; a male need not waste time in testing another whose fighting potential is known to him . But urial live in a highly ...
... whoever wants to live harmlessly Must find a cave in the mountains or build a cell Of the red desert rock under dry junipers And avoid men , live with more kindly wolves And luckier ravens , waiting for the end of the age .
To reach such a remote part of the world as Shey and to dwell there , one must make a quiet pact of friendship with the forces of nature and live as dictated by mountains and forests — but the cost is loneliness and isolation .
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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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