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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... prey sparse to support resident large predators , and only at intervals did wolves or snow leopard pass through . In fact I met wolves there just once . Although it was only 2:40 P.M. the sun had already vanished behind a ridge .
It survived the icy rigors of the Pleistocene , when many other species vanished from our earth , and it has so far survived the onslaught of man on its mountain realm . But I know that the Chitral Gol does not feel its soft tread ...
In 1939 , during an American attempt led by Fritz Wiessner , four climbers , including three Sherpas , vanished near 25,000 feet , their fate forever a mystery . In 1953 another American expedition , whose leader Charles Houston had ...
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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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