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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Any map will show the bold red line of a road heading north from Nowshera near Peshawar . It enters the hills just before Malakand , crosses southern Swat , and continues through Dir over the 10,230foot Lowari Pass into Chitral .
North of Mardan the barren hills rise abruptly from the Indus Plain and here the narrow road winds through the mountains . The afternoon passed ; it grew dark and a cold rain fell . The occasional roadside shops were boarded up for the ...
Now there is a paved road which , for over forty miles , snakes up a canyon Aanked by rock skeletons without identity and endless slopes of slate and shale . Scattered groves of birch and willow once provided a feeling of intimacy ...
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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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