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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By recording how often males of various ages display , Andrew and I become aware that the rut's tempo increases dramatically on September 18 and 19. Instead of giving a cursory head twist or a casual kick , males now display again and ...
For weeks now the herd of twelve bharal males has been on the slopes above the monastery . On November 25 , at 8:40 in ... On joining , the bachelor herd breaks up as each male searches for a female in heat . But no females in this herd ...
This female was obviously not in full heat or the adult male would not have permitted a young one access to her . ... But females also seek lofty ledges during the rut , probably to reduce competition among males : there is seldom room ...
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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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