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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He met us in his garden, a tall, erect old man with a Mongolian cast to his eyes
and a neatly trimmed white beard that made him look like an aged Joseph
Conrad. Raja Hussain Ali Khan's family came originally from Skardu where it
settled in ...
In the shadows of Kira, beside some boulders, is a saw-scaled viper, pale like the
desert rocks; it is often there before the first flares of sunrise penetrate the canyon
and I always look for it— acquaintances are difficult to come by here.
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; a white-
breasted dipper is there, as it often is. Beyond, the trail cuts up the slope, over 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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