Stones of Silence: Journeys in the Himalaya
Schaller's tale of his Himalyan treks (1969-1975) to assess the effect of humans on the habitat of wild sheep and goats. He describes, also, a less known area--the Nilgiri Hills at the tip of the subcontinent. No bibliography. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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During my three years in the Great Himalaya, Hindu Kush, Karakoram, and other
nearby ranges I did indeed gather many facts about wildlife; however, as William
Beebe stated, there is also a need of "softening facts with quiet meditation, ...
the Hindu Kush across the Pamirs and the Tien Shan to the Sayan Mountains in
Russia, as well as along the great Himalayan chain eastward to the Sutlej River.
All day the valley had seemed bitter, the peaks pitiless, the antithesis of lire.
... 184-86, 187, 202; courtship displays by, 185-86 Hindu Kush Mountains, 3, 9,
10, 13, *5, 32,43. 5i, 59 Hindu Raj Mountains, 51, 61, 66, 67, 68 Hindu religion,
160, 208, 223-24 Hindubagh (Pakistan), 132 Hispar Glacier, 74 Hodgson, Brian,
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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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