The tree where man was born

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Picador, Jan 1, 1984 - Philosophy - 256 pages
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Review: The Tree Where Man Was Born (The African Trilogy #1)

User Review  - Dee Dubin - Goodreads

Peter Matthiessen's thoughtful prose with photos by Eliot Porter, a gentle and powerful introduction to Africa. Read full review

Review: The Tree Where Man Was Born (The African Trilogy #1)

User Review  - Martha - Goodreads

Matthiessen, who died earlier this year, wrote The Tree Where Man Was Born about his experiences in East Africa in the late 1960's. Like the best travel, adventure writing it is clear sighted and poetic. But, lucky for us, the poetry comes first.This is a wonderful read. Read full review

Contents

The Tree Where Man Was Born
15
White Highlands
30
Northwest Frontier
46
Copyright

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About the author (1984)

Nature writer and novelist Peter Matthiessen was born in New York City on May 22, 1927. He graduated from Yale University in 1950. He worked as a commercial fisherman and the captain of a charter fishing boat and made several scientific expeditions to Alaska, Peru and New Guinea. He and Harold L. Humes founded the Paris Review, and Matthiessen was its first fiction editor. Matthiessen's nature books include "Wildlife in America," "The Cloud Forest: A Chronicle of the South American Wilderness" and "Under the Mountain Wall." His fiction includes "At Play in the Fields of the Lord," which was made into a movie starring Tom Berenger and was nominated for the National Book Award. Matthiessen's other awards include the John Burroughs Medal and the African Wildlife Leadership Foundation Award.

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