Stones of Silence: Journeys in the Himalaya
Schaller's tale of his Himalyan treks (1969-1975) to assess the effect of humans on the habitat of wild sheep and goats. He describes, also, a less known area--the Nilgiri Hills at the tip of the subcontinent. No bibliography. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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One of these was the Chitral Gol, a valley belonging to the mehtar, just west of
Chitral town. The finest remaining herd of markhor goat in northern Pakistan was
said to inhabit this vallev, and snow leopard were known to frequent it too.
Consulting a scrap of paper he read: "Drosh Gol— ten, Chinal Go) —fifteen,
Garhit Gol— ten, Bombret— twenty-five . . . Markhor toe few now," he concluded.
To his total of 120 I added my own censuses of the Chitral Gol and Tushi
No snow leopard visited the Chitral Gol during the winter of 1973-74, and none
did so in 1974-75 either, according to a letter from Sher Panah. After that I did not
seek further news. Markhor may still scamper over the precipices of the Chitral ...
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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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