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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Solomon ole Saibull (Ngorongoro) Yvonne and John Savidge (Ruaha) Kay and
George Schaller (Seronera) Serekieli (Mt. Meru — Ngurdoto) David Stevens (
Manyara) Simon Trevor (Nairobi) Kay and Myles Turner (Seronera) Desmond ...
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George B. Schaller, The Serengeti Lion, Univ. Chicago Press, 1972 (uncorrected
proofs). 4. Frederick C. Selous, A Hunter's Wanderings in Africa, London, 1 88 1 .
Prelude to East African History. Oxford, 1966. Praed, C. W. Mackworth, and Capt.
C. H. B. Grant. Birds of East Africa. London, 1952. Radin, Paul. African Folktales.
Bollingen, 1952. Ricciardi, Mireilla. Vanishing Africa. Reynal, 1971. Schaller ...
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