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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Meals become the main diversion in a life of waiting . In these mountains one must always be ... Here in the village the people waited too , for spring .
Finally we reached Gupis on the banks of the Gilgit River where we waited for a jeep to take us forty miles upriver . But drivers dislike the rough and ...
I waited through the hot stillness of the afternoon , and I still waited toward evening when the forest became resurgent with life , chattering Alights of ...
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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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