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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There was a foot of snow and the cliffs had an icy sheen ; even the stone huts radiated an iron coldness . Unable to rent a room , we slept in a partially built shop . Fortunately Sher Panah found two rooms for us the next day .
Abandoned by man during winter , snow had drifted around and even over its stone huts ; now bharal laid claim to the village - their tracks were on stone walls , inside sheds , on roofs . On a slope nearby was a herd of twelve , among ...
Beautifully carved lizards and gargoyles adorn its wooden supports , and in a shaft of sun before the temple kneel two stone cows , massively simple in the manner of an Eskimo soapstone carving , a red hibiscus blossom adorning the back ...
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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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