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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His living quarters had the campedin look typical ... He met us in his garden , a tall , erect old man with a Mongolian cast to his eyes and a neatly trimmed white beard that made him look like an aged Joseph Conrad .
In the shadows of Kira , beside some boulders , is a saw - scaled viper , pale like the desert rocks ; it is often there before the first flares of sunrise penetrate the canyon and I always look for it - acquaintances are difficult to ...
If he were scientifically minded he would surely bring it to the laboratory , dissect it , and look at it under the microscope . . . . When the scientist finishes his examination , experimentation , and observation , he will indulge in ...
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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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