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STONES OF SILENCE: JOURNEYS IN THE HIMALAYAS George B. Schaller 1980 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine
By Schaller, George B.
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New York, 1980, 1st edition. 292 pp, 12 color photos (4 photos are full page, 1 is a double page). Hardcover with dust jacket. Fine condition.

A search for Himalayan animals including the snow leopard, on a now legendary trip into Dolpo with Peter Matthiessen. A search for Himalayan animals including the snow leopard, on a now legendary trip into Dolpo with Peter Matthiessen.  Schaller's work covers the learned scholar's study of the fauna found in the mountains of the Himalaya, and Central Asian ranges. 

He addresses the wild sheep, mouflon, urial, chiru, siaga, aoludad, blue sheep, Marco Polo sheep, ibex, tahar, takin, mountain goat, Kashmir markhor, muskox, serow, chamois et al. During the author's six years exploration, he studied the increasingly rare wild life of the area to determine what areas would make a good reserve and national park. He also studied the people of the area.


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