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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These animals ultimately became the sheep and goats and such close relatives
as tahr. I studied Nilgiri tahr in October and November, 1969. My journey to South
India was more than just another short project in quest of abstruse facts, it was ...
Among these are the lion-tailed macaque, of which perhaps only five hundred
survive in the wild, and the Nilgiri tahr. Tahr were once so heavily hunted for sport
that in 1880 one writer could state that "the day is not far distant when they will ...
Dark brown and shaggy, like bears, male Himalayan tahr are powerful, robust
creatures weighing perhaps two hundred pounds. Their most conspicuous
feature, one that easily distinguishes them from their relatives the Nilgiri tahr, is
the cop ...
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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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