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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From Shogore we continued up the Arkari , along a foot trail which first wound up
over a cliff and then traced a turbulent stream whose course alternately passed
between gorges and by clusters of huts perched on alluvial fans and raised ...
We are still on the animals ' trail as barren scree replaces the last stunted plants .
Plodding upward toward a cut on the skyline , we find on arriving that we are not
at the anticipated pass , that we must penetrate farther into the mountains .
I have been walking slowly , looking at tracks in the dust of a trail . The footprints
of a vole are there , hurrying across the path , the delicate lines resembling a
mysterious Tibetan script . Alticola stoliczkanus probably left these signs . It is a
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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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