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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The Besti Valley divides near the village and previously , in August , 1972 , I had surveyed one of these branches , the Gulumbukt Valley , and found 72 ibex . I enjoyed those summer days in the Gulumbukt . From my tent camp at 11,300 ...
Thirty years ago markhor were abundant on the cliffs for ten miles up- and downriver of Gupis , as well as for a few miles up the Yasin and Ishkuman valleys . Now , all but a few have been shot . No black bear survive in the Gilgit ...
By midafternoon a fierce wind blew up the valley . Protected by boulders , the porters made a fire of twigs and baked tok for us . After heating a smooth fist - sized stone , they wrapped it in unleavened dough ; baked in embers ...
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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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