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 route north to Samling, across Purple Mountain, remains closed, but the one
east to Saldang, a day's walk away, is open. One day four men come with yaks to
transport sacks of tsampa and potatoes back to their winter homes in Saldang.
We repack our loads: out goes all food except a three-day supply of tea, tsampa,
sugar and rice; out go an old tent, buckets, most pots and pans, and other kitchen
equipment; and out go even such unessential scientific specimens as rock ...
A bit of tsampa mixed with sugar and water is our dinner. Before falling into a
weary sleep I note with satisfaction that the snow has ceased to fall and a wan
moon shines through the thinning clouds. However, the weather remains
unsettled the ...
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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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