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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So little was known about Himalayan wildlife that I first needed to collect basic information on the distribution and status of species . At the same time I looked not only for suitable study areas where animals were still sufficiently ...
The visit to northern Hunza added little to scientific knowledge ; nevertheless we accomplished something more important than collecting a few esoteric facts about a wildlife species . To define the significance of such a survey trip ...
Appendix TABLE I Subfamily Caprinae Genus Species Common name Tribe Rupicaprini Nemorhaedus goral Goral Capricornis sumatraensis Serow crispus Japanese serow Oreamnos americanus Rocky Mountain goat Rupicapra rupicapra Chamois Tribe ...
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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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