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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When we query Namu about the Lama of Shey, she replies that he is in Saldang.
Nevertheless, one day Peter and I head across the valley to look at Tsaking, his
residence. We descend to the river and cross the small wooden bridge; ...
Jang-bu discovers that Namu has misled us about the lama. To protect his
privacy she had told us he is in Saldang, when, in fact, he is at his residence.
Since his legs became crippled, possibly from polio or arthritis, about eight years
ago, the ...
1 After we have waited two hours, the lama appears, helped to a pillow on the
patio by Takla. Amicably the lama answers our questions, ibout himself, about
Shey, about wildlife. He has no aura of sagacity, po distant air of mystic vocation;
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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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