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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meadows and would soon claim the valley as well . From the slope above , near a stand of pine and fir , I heard a mournful yet insistent sound , at first soft , then growing louder , until it filled the whole valley , eeoouuuu , before ...
As soon as I was settled she returned to her kill . Here in this unpeopled night world , the mountains were hers , the eternal desolation of rock and snow investing her with an archaic permanence . Soon darkness engulfed us , and then ...
The car had a gasoline leak which filled the inside with fumes , and the tires were so worn that we soon had a flat . Then a wheel cracked . Although we had it welded at a village shop , we soon heard metal grinding on metal again .
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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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