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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Myles was anxious to display the poacher's head as cautionary evidence in the
small museum at Seronera, but was dissuaded by John Owen, who felt that the
public display of an African head might be taken amiss. The head is on view in ...
Twenty lions together, dozing in the golden grass, could sometimes be located by
the wave of a black tail tuft or the black ear tips of a lifted head that gazed through
the sun shimmer of the seed heads. Others gorged in uproar near the river ...
He nodded his head toward the kitchen. "Last night Mfupi was drunk, and didn't
bother to close the gate to the duck pen, and a honey badger got all my birds but
two. I ask him to set some rice aside for our safari, and he cooks my entire supply.
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