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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When I pointed out that the animal was on the verge of extinction , with fewer than three hundred left , he emphasized that he too was concerned about ...
Based on this trip and others , I estimate a population of four to five hundred goats in the Karchat Hills . Most of them are in small herds with fewer than ...
Among these are the lion - tailed macaque , of which perhaps only five hundred survive in the wild , and the Nilgiri tahr . Tahr were once so heavily hunted ...
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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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