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 rut had begun , and the dominant male in each herd remained close to any
female in heat , holding himself erect , trying to impress her with his beauty and
other males with his power . Sometimes he enhanced his presence by spraying ...
Sometimes in winter they come close to the village , " he answered , pointing at
the sagebrush slopes nearby . “ Brown bear ? ” I continued . He shook his head .
“ Twenty years ago , when I was herding goats high up , we saw one and shot it .
Several aggressive displays , such as loud grunting and horning of objects , are
widespread among the yak ' s close relatives , but tooth grinding seems to be a
unique trait . Its habit of wallowing was of particular interest , for other members of
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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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