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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Had man not misused this land for thousands of years , I would be driving
through woodland , with wild asses standing in the broad - crowned shade of
acacias and cheetah stalking unsuspecting Indian gazelle through swards of
golden grass ...
Rizvi first invited me to study wild goat in the Karchat Hills , where , near the base
of Kira cliff , he had constructed three grass huts which were later replaced by
permanent ones of mud and stone . A generous host , he permitted me to use ...
It certainly resembled that of wild goat , rather than of markhor , except that the
terminal half of each horn was twisted inward in an incipient spiral . Each horn
had a sharp keel in front , rather than in back as in markhor , and in cross section
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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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