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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But from this trail I could observe markhor easily on the opposite side of the narrow valley . Even the falling rocks conferred a benefit : markhor may dislodge stones as they walk and it was this clatter that sometimes made me aware ...
too along the upper Indus and its tributaries has widely flaring horns with at most one - and - a - half twists , and the so - called Kashmir markhor of Swat , Dir , Chitral , and neighboring Afghanistan has only moderately Aaring horns ...
His English , while not good , was better than my Urdu , so our conversations proceeded in a style somewhat less than elegant . markhor you find ? " Consulting a scrap of paper he read : “ Drosh Gol - ten , Chinal Gol -fifteen , Garhit ...
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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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