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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Young males sometimes trail behind the courting pair , keeping a safe distance . The wild goat rut reached its peak in early October . With a gestation period of about 165 days , most young would be born in March .
Accidents , predation , disease , starvation , so many factors conspire against a young between birth and weaning that one can only marvel that any survive at all . However , nutrition of both mother and young is the most critical ...
With predators active at both Shey and Lapche , it is highly unlikely that they are the cause of such a drastic difference in the number of bharal young . As I repeatedly observed , whether among wild goat in the deserts of Sind or ...
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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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