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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As far as my eyes could follow the gentle curve of its flow, gray pebbles and
boulders covered its surface; twisted and buckled, the ice presented a maze of
ridges and defiles, and silty torrents rushed out of hidden tunnels to vanish again.
In the lee of some boulders I clear away the rock rubble, unroll a thin foam rubber
pad and on it spread a sheet, my bed for the night. After eating an orange and
several crackers, I tuck my binoculars and scope into a rucksack to protect them ...
Leaving the main valley, we enter a dismally narrow gorge down which cascades
a stream around dark boulders glazed with ice. We walk up one bank until the
cliffs dictate that we wade through numbing cold water to the other. The porters ...
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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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