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 occasional roadside shops were boarded up for the night, but finally we saw
a tea shop, a poky shack whose kerosene lantern cast a faint light across the
deserted village street. We had an omelet, chappatics, and tea, then drove on.
A yak suddenly sank through the snow, its legs dangling in a crevasse. Quickly
we unloaded the ponderous beast and, with all of us pulling and pushing, it
finally struggled to more solid ground; then, impassively, it continued the journey.
Finally she accepts his overtures. As she walks slowly he kicks his foreleg behind
her and twists his head sideways. Gently he licks her neck and just as gently he
mounts. She may then rub her face against his. He mounts once more, and then ...
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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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