The tree where man was born

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MJF Books, Jul 1, 1997 - Philosophy - 248 pages
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In this classic volume, Matthiessen exquisitely combines both nature and travel writing to bring East Africa to vivid life. He skillfully portrays the daily lives of herdsmen and hunter-gatherers; the drama of the predator kills; the hundreds of exotic animals; the breathtaking landscapes; and the area's turbulent natural, political, and social histories.

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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  - Trevor - Goodreads

Anthropologist, immersion type travel writer Peter Matthiessen lucidly and sharply describes East African landscape, culture and ethnography. Though written in the late 60s his observations remain pertinent. Read full review

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Winner of the National Book Award and the American Book Award, Peter Matthiessen is the author of over fifteen books of fiction and nonfiction, including "The Snow Leopard " (1978), "At Play in the Fields of the Lord" (1965), "Far Tortuga" (1975), "In the Spirit of Crazy Horse" (1992), and "Bone by Bone" (1999). Ilan Stavans teaches at Amherst College. He is the author of "The Hispanic Condition" (1995), "Art and Anger" (1996), and "The Riddle of Cantinflas" (1998), and editor of "The Oxford Book of Latin American Essays" (1997).

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