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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There were two chambers, the largest nearly 40 feet long and 30 feet high. Old
bear droppings littered the floor, peculiar droppings resembling dried coal tar
laced with grass. A few also contained walnut shells and markhor hair, the latter ...
The Besti Valley divides near the village and previously, in August, 1972, I had
surveyed one )f these branches, the Gulumbukt Valley, and found 72 ibex. I
enjoyed those summer days in the Gulumbukt. From my tent :amp at 11,300 feet,
on a ...
Shey lies at 14,700 feet, more than 3,000 feet lower than the Kanga La, and the
following morning I wearily contemplate another ascent. Jang-bu and I travel
rapidly upward, stopping at the small lake only to deposit some firewood and
erect a ...
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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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