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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The Snow Leopard hen the snow clouds retreated , the gray slopes and jagged cliffs were gone , as were the livestock trails and raw stumps of felled oak . Several inches of fresh snow softened all contours .
... but the male follows and the two race over slopes and among trees . of Mountains usually give me a sense of space , but in the Chitral Gol the views were always blocked by slopes and peaks , hemming me in except at night .
The guide checked the slopes once again , more from habit than hope , but this time he handed the binoculars to me with a grin and pointed . Far away and very high were ibex , dark spots near the crest of a ridge .
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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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