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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Snow leopard are creatures of high altitudes in the mountains of Central Asia.
Their range extends from the Hindu Kush in Afghanistan eastward along the
Himalaya and across Tibet, and northeastward over the Pamirs, Tien Shan, and
Altai to ...
It is essentially a goat of low altitudes, requiring only cliffs in areas with little
precipitation, deep snow being especially avoided. Although they may ascend to
13,000 feet and above in summer, they prefer altitudes of 7,500 or below for the ...
With increased altitude the fields become smaller and stonier, and solitary
houses replace villages, drab like the earth, only clusters of yellow maize cobs
hung to dry on the verandas adding a touch of color. Fields soon give way to
thickets and ...
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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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