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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Gill nets , carried looped over Crocodiles , too , are hunted in the north , althe
shoulder , are spiked to the lake bottom with though some still occur near
Loiyengalani . an oryx horn , the free end being loosely over - This morning the
head of a ...
And when carried a . 470 Rigby elephant rifle and I carried at last we were in the
clear again , walking homea . 12 gauge Greeners single shot , said to be use -
ward through the woods , he said , “ Pushing ful in “ turning ” a rhino ' s charge .
Next morning I rigged a whole series of rope slings , held in place by stay lines
from the side , that carried the rotating shaft just off the ground , although they
burned through regularly from friction . Setting off at sunrise at three miles an
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