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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Stretching some three hundred miles north of the Indus , from the Ishkuman River in the west to the upper Shyok River in the east , the Karakoram contains nineteen peaks over 25,000 feet , including K2 , which at 28,741 feet is the ...
The truck pushed us two miles without effect . The truck driver then said that he had only enough gasoline for his return to Ghoskil . One more push , we begged , and a push we got . He backed up 150 feet and now came at full speed ...
Several miles east of Skardu , near the airport , are large dunes ... a few statistics illustrate : size - 10,000 square miles ; number of people -about 300,000 ; area under forest - 36 square miles ; area cultivated200 square miles .
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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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