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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I decided to spend the night near the leopardess and her cub , and in the fading light unrolled my sleeping bag on a level ledge 150 feet from her . As soon as I was settled she returned to her kill . Here in this unpeopled night world ...
A night passed and much of the next day as the Chinese worked slowly and steadily , impervious , it seemed , to the traffic jam of about a hundred trucks , their drivers increasingly impatient , that now lined both sides of the obstacle ...
The sky clouds over by late morning and drizzles as we stop for the night in a hollow among oak trees at 11,000 feet . As usual the Sherpas set up camp with efficient speed : while Phu - Tsering arranges rocks on which to set cooking ...
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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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