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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Peter and I had found an old dropping but not until the morning of November 12,
the day after Tukten and Gyaltsen returned, is there a fresh track in the dust of a
trail. We peruse the slopes carefully, knowing the cat is there, perhaps watching ...
We are still on the animals' trail as barren scree replaces the last stunted plants.
Plodding upward toward a cut on the skyline, we find on arriving that we are not
at the anticipated pass, that we must penetrate farther into the mountains.
I have been walking slowly, looking at tracks in the dust of a trail. The footprints of
a vole are there, hurrying across the path, the delicate lines resembling a
mysterious Tibetan script. Alticola stoliczkanus probably left these signs. It is 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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