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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And we feel the ground slipping from beneath mechanics , and the like — that
was formerly done our feet . . . 12 by Asians . Even more so than the whites , the
The first night of my return was spent at the Asians were resented : the common ...
Because these creatures are so scarce and shy , the forest paths can be walked
in peace ; the only fierce animal I saw was a small squirrel pinned to a dead log
by a shaft of sun , feet wide , defiant , twitching its tail in time to thin pure ...
Such massifs as the Ruwenzoris on the Congo - Uganda border and the High
Semien of Ethiopia lack the splendor of Kilimanjaro and Mt . Kenya , which stand
all alone : at 19 , 340 feet , Kilimanjaro is the highest solitary mountain in the
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