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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Within two hours after leaving Paiyu we saw an irregular line of porters wending its way up the valley . The American expedition had finally arrived after having been delayed for many days because of porter problems .
Waiting there for the porters we delight in the late - blooming alpine flowers : gentians and primulas and yellow composites . To the north , beyond several forested ridges , the lower slopes of the Dhaulagiri massif are dusted with new ...
The porters are reluctant to continue , and when at 13,600 feet , we reach the last clump of birch , they lay down their loads . It is only 2:30 P.M. The Sherpas occupy a shallow cave while Peter and I squeeze our tents into small level ...
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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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