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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His knowledge of wildlife was precise and to me the information was
disappointing: ibex scarce, snow leopard and brown bear very rare, Marco Polo
sheep absent. The majestic Marco Polo sheep occur just to the north in the valley
of the Oxus ...
I commented on the three Marco Polo sheep trophies on his wall, fine heads with
gleaming white neck ruffs and elegant horns spiraling outward for some 50
inches. Marco Polo sheep had suffered much in recent years, the mir continued
in a ...
Usually there is a pervasive contentment in climbing and joy in seeing yet
another slope beyond, but that day I was intent only on Marco Polo sheep. I
swung eastward along a glacier toward the Sinkiang border where far below
some ridges ...
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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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