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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The Ruaha situation was discussed on the first of March at a Kenya - Tanzania
elephant meeting convened at Voi , in Tsavo Park . John Owen had been kind
enough to invite me to the conference , and on March 1 , 1969 , I flew with him to
The Tsavo ele - phant problem is a classical example of indeci - sion , vacillation ,
and mismanagement , ” Laws wrote in a recent paper . Still , his dire forecasts
have not yet come to pass , perhaps because a se - ries of favorable seasons ...
8 In the years of Mau - Mau , when most wardens were away in the Kenya
Regiment , the elephant hunters descended upon Tsavo , but subsequent
campaigns led by Sheldrick and Bill Woodley , now warden of the Aberdares
National Park ...
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