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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V Siringet The Dorobo know the spoor of all the animals, and they like to see the
animals. The animals are not bad, for we and they all dwell in the forest together.
The intelligence of animals is not like that of people, but it is not very different, ...
VI Rites of Passage ". . . we have to share our land with wild and dangerous
animals. We have to learn to give way to the elephant, the rhinoceros, the lion,
etc., and this has not been our way of life. Many of us have lost children, others
Poaching has always been a problem on park borders, all the more so because
no park in East Africa is a natural ecological unit that shelters all its game animals
all year around. To contain the natural wanderings of its herds, the Serengeti ...
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