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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Myles was raised in the Kenya Highlands , and for many years had worked with
game control , killing animals for the farmers of Mt . Kenya ; he reckons that he
shot seven hundred buffalo . After three years of this , he was offered a job by Ker
In his days as a hunter , Myles depended heavily on his Dorobo gun bearers and
trackers , who moved quietly and missed nothing : “ They ' ve incredible hearing .
Not only did they know that a big animal was laying up in there , but they ' d ...
Solomon ole Saibull ( Ngorongoro ) Yvonne and John Savidge ( Ruaha ) Kay
and George Schaller ( Seronera ) Serekieli ( Mt . Meru — Ngurdoto ) David
Stevens ( Manyara ) Símon Trevor ( Nairobi ) Kay and Myles Turner ( Seronera )
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