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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Not that young males lack interest , but whenever one tarries near a female he is
displaced , the mere approach of a powerful adult usually being enough to cause
retreat . If not , a horn threat or lunge forces him to flee . Animals can assert ...
On joining , the bachelor herd breaks up as each male searches for a female in
heat . But no females in this herd are ready to mate , and the males settle down
with them to graze and rest . I note that only a few adult bharal males rove from ...
This female was obviously not in full heat or the adult male would not have
permitted a young one access to her . However , the incident was typical in
several ways . The female made no effort to escape the male ; in fact , she
seemed to entice ...
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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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