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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Hastily fastening my spotting scope to its tripod , I watched the goats I had traveled so far to see ; the long , slow process of gathering data had begun . There were sixteen markhor ...
As I watched the animals the last wisps of cloud withdrew . Soon heat waves quivered over the snow , dancing among the ice monuments , and once again the landscape was full of motion , brilliant with an unrelieved radiance that had an ...
Thus I eagerly watched the bharal . At first I was so intent on the scientific problem of placing bharal behavior either into the sheep or goat category that I forgot to enjoy myself . But as I watched the grazing animals , I began to ...
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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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