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Stones of Silence: Journeys in the Himalaya
Stones of Silence Journeys in the Himalaya Author:George B. Schaller He stalked the snow leopard across the highest, most dangerous mountains in the world and caught a glimpse of sternity. — George Schaller, the foremost animal biologist in the world, author of "The Year of the Gorilla" and "The Serengeti Lion", sets out on a magical quest--a six year expedition to the most mysterious , remote ... more »region on the earth--the snowbound high Himalayas. On a scientific mission to study the vanishing wildlife, Schaller follows hazardous trails across nameless valleys to Katmandu, Annapurna, and makes a final incredible trek to Crystal Mountain with Peter Matthiessen to find the rare and elusive snow leopard. This unforgettable adventure to the roof of the world is a journey to personal discovery . . . and an impassioned struggle to save the wild creatures whose disappearance will turn these awesome peaks into Stones of Silence.
"George Schaller's clear-eyed, concise and fascinating account of adventures in high, wild parts of Himalayas goes well beyond the meticulous natural history for which he is famous." --Peter Matthiessen, author of "The Snow Leopard"« less