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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MARKHOR Straight-horned Astor Kashmir Based on a detailed knowledge of the
population, I estimated only ioo to 125 markhor in the valley. And this is the best
reserve for the species in existence.* The markhor as a species is restricted ...
along the upper Indus and its tributaries has widely Baring horns with at most one
-and-a-half twists, and the so-called Kashmir markhor of Swat, Dir, Chitral, and
neighboring Afghanistan has only moderately flaring horns, but with as many as ...
"How many markhor you find?" Consulting a scrap of paper he read: "Drosh Gol
— ten, Chinal Go) —fifteen, Garhit Gol— ten, Bombret— twenty-five . . . Markhor
toe few now," he concluded. To his total of 120 I added my own censuses of the ...
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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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