The tree where man was born
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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Kenya, written in the 1930's, is essential to an understanding of the conflicts that
were to give rise to the Mau-Mau Rebellion, 1952-1956; though never a terrorist
himself, Kenyatta spent seven years in a detention camp as an early advocate of
From the north, in Kenya, it looks celestial, benign; from Momela, it is dark and
looming. Such massifs as the Ruwenzoris on the Congo-Uganda border and the
High Semien of Ethiopia lack the splendor of Kilimanjaro and Mt. Kenya, which ...
Eyasi, Lake, 175 Eyasi Man, 215 Facing Ml. Kenya (Kenyatta), 37 Fever trees,
154 Fig trees, 109, 112, 121 Finch, plague, see Quelea Finch-Hatton, Denys, 117
, 161 Fischer, Gustav, 174 Flamingos, 188, 189, 206, 207, 208 Flies, 24 camel, ...
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