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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As I approached she slid backward off her rock. Molding herself to the contours of
boulders and shrubs, she became almost invisible as she glided uphill to an
enormous rock behind which she halted to watch me, only the top of her head ...
Here in this unpeopled night world, the mountains were hers, the eternal
desolation of rock and snow investing her with an archaic permanence. Soon
darkness engulfed us, and then there was only the sound of wind sweeping
along icy ...
Opposite Hum was a cliff, a huge pyramid-shaped rock face about a mile long at
the base and 3,000 feet high, on which lived at least forty-five tahr, including
twenty-two females, ten young, and thirteen males. They were divided into two ...
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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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