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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But when the goat turned to flee , she lunged and with one smooth motion clamped her teeth into its throat while grabbing its shoulders with her massive forepaws . Slowly the goat sank to its knees . A light tap from her toppled it on ...
We turned toward home . The whole pass was illuminated : ripe grass heads glittered on upland meadows , and the sky was brilliant blue ; just ahead , bridging heaven and earth , stood a pure ice peak . There was no sound other than the ...
Suddenly the engine stopped , three miles from our goal : the driver had turned it off because he wanted to relieve himself . At times expletives provide a useful alternative to physical assault . Naturally the car refused to start .
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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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