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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... even lain seemed subdued . “ Let ' s buffalo , he needed a gun to back him up .
Mhoja have some gun support through here . ” And when carried a . 470 Rigby
elephant rifle and I carried at last we were in the clear again , walking homea .
Although she kept her head throughout , she was badly frightened , and with
damned good reason , or so it seemed to me . Privately , I had lost hope for the
child , and there was a period in the first few hours of that endless afternoon
when I ...
Even so , our camp was infinitely more complex than the Hadza hearths , and
soon seemed littered . Both of us have a passion for traveling light , deploring the
ponderous caravansary which Anglo - Saxons in particular tend to conceive of as
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