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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I wanted to flee ; I wanted flowers and grass . There were no snow leopard here , and the following morning , in a snowstorm , we left . At the entrance to the village is a boulder into whose surface someone long ago chipped crude ...
... Austen and Baltoro glaciers merge , or to return to Paiyu . It would take one long day to hike to Concordia , the only place from which I could obtain a full view of K2 . I wanted to meet this peak alone , yet an KARAKORAM · INI.
I felt that the valley was not mine anymore ; I wanted to leave . Toward evening it began to rain , and it still rained when we reached the mouth of the Braldo Valley four days later . I noted with regret that my earlier fears about the ...
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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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