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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In 1961 , Nairobi was still a frontier town where travelers to wilder parts were
served and outfitted . ... Land to the very edges of the city , made it credible that
the first six people to be buried in Nairobi ' s cemetery had been killed by lions .
Nancy was flown out to Nairobi Hospital , and after a few days ' rest was
permitted to go home . ( The baby was born on December 23 , and on Christmas
Day Nancy wrote me a letter “ propped up in my Nairobi Hospital bed , plied with
Frank Minot and his staff at the African Wildlife Leadership Foundation in Nairobi
( a branch of the Conservation Foundation in Washington , dedicated to the vital
task of turning young Africans toward conservation ) , and also his wife , Mary ...
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