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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With such questions in mind I made several trips to the Himalaya between 1969 and 1975. The project began in the autumn of 1969 with a study of Nilgiri tahr in the highlands of southern India . I was in Pakistan for several months late ...
I did not always enjoy these modes of travel , yet , in writing about my trips , these are the parts I dwell on with quiet longing , for one tends to complain of discomfort and relish hardship : the more difficult a journey ...
My favorite guide on trips to new areas is Bachhal , a short , bowlegged Sindhi from a nearby village . His face is pock - marked ; he has a black beard , and an untidy plaid turban swathes his head . Dressed in a loose shirt , baggy ...
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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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