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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white hunters , ” whose small numbers included Percival ' s partner , Baron Bror
von Blixen , as well as his estranged ... at Ker and Downey , and in this period ,
like many hunters before him , he turned from hunting to protection of the game .
But killing without hunting , for mere souvenirs , describes most of the motorized
or airborne excursions that pass today for the hunting safari . Also , the
professional hunters are no longer a small band of colorful adventurers as they
were in the ...
In the dark of the moon the hunters dance all night to insure good hunting and
good health , for sometimes a hunter , crouched in night ambush at a waterhole ,
is taken by the lion , Sesemaya . On the far side of Sipunga , down toward the ...
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