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 ...
With ear tips of a lifted head that gazed through the their grim visages and flat
glazed eyes , these twisun shimmer of the seed heads . ... Then the gory heads
uproar near the river crossings , tearing the fat all turned as one , ear tips alert .
Eventually the body is taken to the westward toward the setting sun , and laid on
its left side with knees drawn up , head to the north and face to the east , right arm
crossing the breast and left cushioning the head . There it is left to be dealt with ...
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