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 the sun climbs higher , the morning glow vanishes and the stony slopes begin to quiver under a brilliant light ; occasionally a breath of oppressive wind pants upward from the plains . The urial become lethargic and by 10:00 A.M. ...
During mornings the cubs sometimes played , stalking each other and wrestling and chasing , but during the heat of the day all rested ... Early one morning , at 4:30 , the tigress roared twice , and an answer came from far away .
Villagers stand on the roofs watching our approach , and some continue their morning tasks , the crowded scene arranged , as Peter notes , like the stage set of a play . One woman combs her hair , then ties it in a bun at the side of ...
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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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