Stones of Silence: Journeys in the Himalaya
Over a period of six years, Dr. Schaller explored the awesome Himalays in order to study the fascinating but increasingly rare wild life of the area and to determine what locations would make good reserves and national parks. Just as the outside influences of the last quarter century are taking their toll of the wildlife of the region, so are they changing the culture of the people who have lived there for centuries. High adventure, introspection, observation, and discovery are a part of this story.
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High above we saw ibex tracks , but no sign of the animals themselves . We ate our lunch , a lean meal of dry bread , while stamping our feet to keep warm , and then it was time to return home . The guide checked the slopes once again ...
Ten years later the number of animals was about the same , indicating that under prevailing weather conditions , the population was more or less stable , and that animals were holding their own even if they did not approach their full ...
Usually two animals sparred with horns , either facing each other or standing side by side . Since such clashing is typical of most horned animals it was of only passing interest . But once a male reared bolt upright in front of another ...
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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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