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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Whatever the explanation, urial rams spend an inordinate amount of time gendy
prodding, pushing, and displaying to each other, using gestures that range from
broadside postures which show off an impressive profile, to twists of the head, ...
tissue connecting head and vertebrae helps to counteract this. Thus designed for
fighting, two rams will trot some thirty feet apart, wheel around, briefly exchange
stares, and charge. They rush toward each other at full speed, then just before ...
Head-to-head contact, so typical of sheep and goats, is too dangerous with such
horns, and other forms of combat are therefore used. For example, according to
Valerius Geist, a mountain goat may lower its head far down and hump its back ...
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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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