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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Yet, at first glance, there seems to be ample grass. Tall swards interrupt the rocky
slopes and clumps have found footholds even on the most barren-looking bluffs.
However, much of this grass consists of Cymbopogon, a species which urial ...
study the animals around Mukerti Peak, and then move some twenty miles south
along the same cliff system to a place called Bangitappal. A taxi took a guide and
me thirty miles westward, along grass hills and numerous plantations of exotic ...
A bullock needs about fifty pounds of grass a day. Even though the driest months
were still ahead, most grass had already been cropped to a short stubble. A poor
range such as this will degrade further if more than 25 percent of the annual ...
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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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