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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These vanished peoples left their traces in the terracing and irrigation techniques
of the Negroids, both Bantu and Nilote, who cultivate those hillsides where their
remains have been found, and who have adopted — in these regions but ...
In any case, hunter- gatherers have wandered this region since man evolved.
The Bushmen have retreated into inhospitable parts of southern Africa, and such
groups as the Gumba are entirely gone, but Dorobo hunters still turn up in the ...
... in the region of Singida, in south-central Tanzania, which came to a prompt halt
when an investigation was begun: "Too many eyes are watching now," said a
Turu chief.13 Another chief in the same region predicted to a British District
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