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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Sheep and goats colonized many ranges of Eurasia together . ... How then do sheep and goats divide their habitat ? The goats - wild goat , markhor , ibex , depending on area - prefer cliffs and their immediate vicinity , whereas sheep ...
Suddenly they would close in and bring their heads together with a resounding crack ” in the style of fighting so typical of true goats such as markhor and wild goat . On several occasions I saw headto - tail combat with two animals ...
Sheep use more indirect aggression and goats limit themselves almost wholly to the direct forms . In spite of their stumpy horns , female bharal fight quite often , behaving more like female goats than placid ewes .
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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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