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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It was a fine head measuring 512 inches in length , and a count of the horn rings revealed that the animal had been seven years old when it died . But the find only accentuated my disappointment in not having found live sheep .
The whole head , not just the horns , is designed to give and receive blunt blows , as Valerius Geist has emphasized in his book Mountain Sheep . The brain is shielded from injury by sinuses sandwiched between two protective bony plates ...
Head - to - head contact , so typical of sheep and goats , is too dangerous with such horns , and other forms of combat are therefore used . For example , according to Valerius Geist , a mountain goat may lower its head far down and ...
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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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