New York: Viking, 1980.
First Edition. Hardcover. Schaller, George B. STONES OF SILENCE: Journeys in the Himalaya. New York: Viking Press, 1980. 8vo., 292pp., index, 6 maps, appendix, 14 photos. Dr. Schaller writes, "Pen and camera are weapons against oblivion. If this book has a main purpose, it is to induce others to care for the dying mountain world of the Himalaya". The author was the director of Conservation for the N.Y. Zoological Society & a biologist. This work covers the learned scholar's study of the fauna found in the mountains of the Himalaya, & 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. A fine copy in neatly price-clipped dustwrapper.
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