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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During my first journey , in the summer of 1973 , I drove over many roads to become familiar with the area and its problems . Major Amanullah , the administrator of World Wildlife Fund Pakistan , was with me , as were my sons , Eric and ...
Anyone who consciously observes the exponential destruction of wilderness becomes almost automatically an advocate ... But seeing that here , too , man had become a destructive parasite upon the land , I became as much concerned with ...
The species has straddled an evolutionary fence , and if it had to make a choice of whether to become an Ovis or a Capra it could become either one with only minor alterations . Like the aoudad , the bharal probably split early from 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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