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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an icy wind whipped snow over the surface of the plateau and clouds moved
restlessly around the peaks . Except for the wind there was no sound , no life ,
only emptiness . Usually there is a pervasive contentment in climbing and joy in
As I collect a handful of treasures , squalls begin to buffet me , and soon a desert
wind howls among the crags and defiles , stinging my face with sand . It will now
blow throughout the night and into the following morning . In the lee of some ...
As the clouds engulf us again , it snows harder and the force of the wind
increases . And then , just as we despair of finding the route , we hear above us
the ringing of bells and the whistling and calling of men , 00-00-00 . Out of the
clouds , out ...
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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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