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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Never . ” A number of remarkable civil servants stayed on in Kenya ( and Uganda
and Tanzania ) to help the new country get a start , although a main purpose of
their jobs was the training of Africans to replace them . For their part , most black ...
... in the seven years he was stationed at Marsabit , one hundred miles off to the
north , went to Nairobi just once , for a bad toothache ; he loathes Nairobi and
what it represents of the change in Africa , and will never go again if he can help
... she wrenched at a tussock of green grass , and we were close enough to
observe a trick I had never heard about — as the elephant tugs on grass , it mows
it with the sharp toenails of its heavy foot , which is swinging in the rhythm of a ...
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