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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The goats - wild goat , markhor , ibex , depending on area - prefer cliffs and their immediate vicinity , whereas sheep occupy the plateaus above cliffs and the undulating terrain along their bases . American sheep are exceptions in ...
ing a cliff face high above the valley near the confluence of the Kang Chu and Bhote Kosi . ... first with little success until I climbed up to Hum from where I had a sweeping view of the cliffs on the western bank of the Bhote Kosi .
I surmise that the ancestors of bharal evolved on cliffs , and that they later occupied less precipitous terrain where new selection pressures modified their society in the direction characterized by sheep Turning to specific behavior ...
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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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