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 evolutionary transition from a solitary goat - antelope , such as goral , to a species like the herd - loving tahr also requires a speculative comment . The intense period of mountain building that gave rise to the Himalaya also ...
The composition of several herds revealed fragments of the tahr's social life . For instance , there was a bachelor herd with seven males , indicating that the sexes may segregate when not in rut . Once , far inland , away from their ...
For weeks now the herd of twelve bharal males has been on the slopes above the monastery . On November 25 , at 8:40 in the morning , the animals descend into the valley , cross the icy stream , and determinedly head toward several ...
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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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