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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of arable land still unoccupied is likely to be exhausted within a measurable period . Chitral had 55,000 people in 1895 and has three times as many today .
When the two land masses came into contact during the late Cretaceous , the earth saw the most spectacular period of mountain building in its history .
Once there was much marginal land on which cattle could graze , but until the 1960s India increased agricultural production mainly by plowing up such land ...
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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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