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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Houston was unconscious with concussion, Bates hung on his rope upside down
; Molenaar and Streather, bleeding and bruised, helped Bates who descended to
Houston. They anchored Gilkey firmly and erected a bivouac. When they ...
Sometime during the winter an avalanche had suddenly descended, carrying
with it two ibex males. Their bones and horns were still there, at the edge of the
retreating snow, picked clean by scavengers and elements. High above, I spotted
It is almost dusk when we descend to the plains on the other side of the range.
The two Sindhis make a fire and brew a kettle of strong, bitter tea, which with dry
chappaties will be our dinner. Our repast is not exciting, and after days of such ...
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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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