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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Thus I eagerly watched the bharal . At first I was so intent on the scientific problem of placing bharal behavior either into the sheep or goat category that I forgot to enjoy myself . But as I watched the grazing animals , I began to ...
In spite of their stumpy horns , female bharal fight quite often , behaving more like female goats than placid ewes . In general , bharal society seems primarily goatlike with the addition of some sheeplike traits .
back home I tried to express them concisely in my book Mountain Monarchs : In general , the behavioral evidence confirms the morphological evidence that bharal are basically goats . Many of the sheep - like traits of bharal can be ...
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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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