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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The adults are most active. Not that young males lack interest, but whenever one
tarries near a female he is displaced, the mere approach of a powerful adult
usually being enough to cause retreat. If not, a horn threat or lunge forces him to
Some of the females are alone among inaccessible precipices, so reluctant to
leave that it is obvious their newborns must be concealed in a nearby retreat.
Finally, after several days of searching, I see a young goat following its mother. It
is like ...
Bharal retreat to cliffs mainly in times of danger. But females also seek lofty
ledges during the rut, probably to reduce competition among males: there is
seldom room for more than one to maneuver in such precarious retreats.
Sometimes at 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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