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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Among these are the lion - tailed macaque , of which perhaps only five hundred
survive in the wild , and the Nilgiri tahr . Tahr were once so heavily hunted for
sport that in 1880 one writer could state that “ the day is not far distant when they
reso I hoped that the aggressive interactions of tahr would help clarify the
evolutionary position of this genus . Usually two animals sparred with horns ,
either facing each other or standing side by side . Since such clashing is typical
of most ...
Two tahr males cropped mouthfuls of dead grass and leaves of evergreen oak .
Dark brown and shaggy , like bears , male Himalayan tahr are powerful , robust
creatures weighing perhaps two hundred pounds . Their most conspicuous
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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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