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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PARK Embu A KIKUYU Kingankop Fort Hall SOMALI Thika Tana River Nairobi
NAIROBYNA i Aathi River AATHI PLAIN • Machakos Aathi River V ORMA
BORAN YATTA A KAMBA AT River TSAVO NAT . PARK River BAIUN Lamy ?
There was a footpath to a point on the peninsula where a Shilluk tended a weir ;
from here , in crude dugout canoes , the tribesmen crossed the river to a large
village in a grove of palms . Respecting crocodiles , I did not press to be taken ...
Taken aback , the dazzled Ophelia flared her ears and blared , but she had
sidestepped , losing the initiative , and now , thrown off course , she swung away
toward the river , trumpeting angrily over her shoulder . From high on the bank
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