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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If no ewes are receptive, an adult ram seldom lingers long in a herd. He cannot
afford to wait. With the rut so brief, he must quickly fulfill his biological imperative
by mating with as many ewes as possible. Once again he roams, searching.
The evolutionary transition from a solitary goat-antelope, such as goral, to a
species like the herd-loving tahr also requires a speculative comment. The
intense period of mountain building that gave rise to the Himalaya also created
I had no doubt overlooked a few, and one herd vanished into the clouds before I
could count it, so the total was about 500. My estimate for the Nilgiris was 300.
Several other populations, all of them small, also survived in the Anamalai, ...
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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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