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 a small fortess built of timber and earth , with squat , rather sinister towers and high walls . From outside it had an abandoned look ; inside , past a high iron - plated gate , was a courtyard with rusting cannons and crumbling ...
Mountains must offer some kind of intimacy , some personal identity , before I want to explore them , but here only bare hillsides sloped endlessly up toward walls of shale and limestone summits so remote as to be of no positive color .
We plod on and it is almost dusk when we pass some prayer walls , cross a bridge , and climb an embankment to the monastery . There are no people , no dogs , no signs of life ; the houses are shuttered .
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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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