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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I told him thanks very much, but I hadn't finished up — we were going off on safari
, you see." Hemingway was very offended. "Any man who doesn't drink with me
fights with me," the great man told him. Eventually Myles married a girl who ...
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 winter of 1970, having joined forces with the photographer Eliot Porter, 1
spent a few days with him in Tanzania, and that June I accompanied the Porter
family on a safari into Kenya's Northwest Frontier District. Otherwise we worked ...
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