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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The place resembled a Swiss hamlet except that over each house towered a slim
pole from which fluttered prayer flags, or wind pictures as the Tibetans call them.
The printed religious texts on prayer flags are intended as talismans, invoking ...
Eventually we reached the Tibetan border, marked only by a small cement block
with the inscription nepal, 1962. Suddenly I saw several gray forms moving on
the stone waste at the base of a cliff. Nine blue sheep: an adult male, a yearling ...
No Tibetan wants to carry, reports Jang-bu later, but several men or the Kami
Mangar tribe agree to come, accepting an advance in pay as a form of agreement
. By afternoon the weather deteriorates, dark clouds first smashing through a gap
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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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