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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when there is nutritious food available and least so during winter . This fluctuation in growth rate produces an easily visible winter “ ring ” each year , enabling one to age trophies precisely . The oldest markhor in my notes died at ...
The herds were placid assemblages at this season , somewhat dull to watch as they were mainly concerned with feeding , replenishing their bodies after the long winter and the rigors of an early - winter rut . However , one female came ...
Only to the north where the summit of Machhapuchhare , the Fish Tail , pierced a bank of clouds was there a reminder that our journey would include harsh high altitudes and winter snows . The previous year , John Blower had shown me ...
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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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