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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Nine blue sheep: an adult male, a yearling male, four females, and three young.
Excitedly, I began observing the animals. When Brian Hodgson first described
the blue sheep in 1833, he gave it the scientific name Ovis nayaur on the ...
His report to the Nepal government describes the intensive hunting in that area:
The hunting of musk deer, blue sheep and snow leopard by Dolphu villagers is
rampant. Sale of musk at 1,000 to 1,200 rupees a tola represent the primary ...
»44 Besham Quila, 79 Besti Valley, 45, 47, 48 Bezoai stones, 1 22 Bhadauri
Deorali Pass, 207 Bharal (blue sheep), 4, 5, 21, 98, 150, 176, 177, 196, 197, 199,
200, 201, 202, 204, 218, 219, 220, 221, 228, 233, 235-44 passim, 253, 256, 258,
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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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