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 guides and I walk to the crest of the plateau . As always the wind is with us , sometimes subdued , sometimes wildly panting as it comes across the maze of canyons and ridges . Bachhal borrows my binoculars and scans the terrain for ...
All day we march north , up and down and along the contours , the hills here grass- or brush - covered , most forests having been slashed and burned . Barberry is common , and I walk along browsing ...
As we walk silently back to the monastery , lines from a poem by Robinson Jeffers might have been written for that moment : Soon , perhaps , whoever wants to live harmlessly Must find a cave in the mountains or build a cell Of the red ...
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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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