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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Highest of all is Soit Naado Murt (in Maasai, the Long-necked Stone), nicknamed
Big Simba Kopje, which juts straight up a hundred feet or more near the center of
the spine, just off the main road from Ol- duvai to Seronera. The lonely Gols are ...
Leo d'Erlanger (Seronera) Reggie Destro (Ngorongoro) Iain Douglas-Hamilton (
Ndala) Badru Eboo (Nairobi) Dr. G. ... Peter Enderlein (Yaida Chini) Luis
Fernandes (Nairobi) P. A. G. "Sandy" Field (Seronera) Martha Gellhorn (
Naivasha) J. B. ...
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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