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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It is only 2:30 p.m. The Sherpas occupy a shallow cave while Peter and I squeeze
our tents into small level spots between boulders; the porters descend the gorge
to sleep somewhere at a lower altitude. Peter, too, has felt depressed today, ...
Eight of our loads have been deposited there: Peter and the Sherpas have been
working hard. Sliding and running, we descend the 1,300 feet to camp in twenty
minutes. After briefing Peter, I shoulder a load of sugar and add it to our cache on
However, Peter says, "I don't think I'll open my letters until I return to Kathmandu.
They might contain bad news." His behavior puzzles me, but he does not explain
and I do not pry, self-consciousness preventing us from sharing. With the two ...
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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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