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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Sometimes a markhor herd moved into view . The rut had begun , and the dominant male in each herd remained close to any female in heat , holding himself ...
And sometimes he raises a foreleg as if to kick . All the while his tongue flicks and occasionally he grunts . Such displays probably arouse her interest or ...
Sometimes at the height of passion the rank order among males breaks down temporarily before the dominant individual can once more create order out of chaos ...
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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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