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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Among these are the lion-tailed macaque, of which perhaps only five hundred
survive in the wild, and the Nilgiri tahr. Tahr were once so heavily hunted for sport
that in 1880 one writer could state that "the day is not far distant when they will ...
I hoped that the aggressive interactions of tahr would help clarify the evolutionary
position of this genus. Usually two animals sparred with horns, either facing each
other or standing side by side. Since such clashing is typical of most horned ...
Two tahr males cropped mouthfuls of dead grass and leaves of evergreen oak.
Dark brown and shaggy, like bears, male Himalayan tahr are powerful, robust
creatures weighing perhaps two hundred pounds. Their most conspicuous
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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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