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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Four years earlier , after having observed my first snow leopard , I left Chitral with the expectation of returning to study the cat . ... I also had to leave Chitral to observe the birth season of Persian wild goat .
There , screened by a gnarled rhododendron , I could observe the herd which included two adult males , handsome , stocky creatures weighing about two hundred pounds ; their silver - gray backs contrasted sharply with their dark brown ...
But as I watched the grazing animals , I began to unwind , satisfied to observe the animals just for themselves . Admiring the handsome male with his dark neck and black - striped side , I perceived how the coat color seemed to change ...
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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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