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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Sheep and goats colonized many ranges of Eurasia together . They usually occupied simple habitats , such as deserts and terrain recently vacated by ice , where plant growth is sparse . It has become axiomatic in biology that when two ...
Sheep use more indirect aggression and goats limit themselves almost wholly to the direct forms . In spite of their stumpy horns , female bharal fight quite often , behaving more like female goats than placid ewes .
... americanus Rocky Mountain goat Rupicapra rupicapra Chamois Tribe Ovibovini Ovibos moschatus Musk - ox Budorcas taxicolor Takin Tribe Caprini Ammotragus lervia Aoudad or Barbary sheep Pseudois nayaur * Bharal or blue sheep Hemitragus ...
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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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