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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Villagers had assured me that November was a good time to meet the animals here , and in 1959 an American hunter had seen a herd of sixty - five rams .
Once five urial rams trotted in single file up a sagebrush slope , their graybrown pelage blending perfectly into the terrain . Last in line was a fine ram ...
Whatever the explanation , urial rams spend an inordinate amount of time gently prodding , pushing , and displaying to each other , using gestures that ...
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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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