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.
Results 1-3 of 32
Off to the north rose the Gol Mountains, in Maasai Land; in the near distance,
scattered trees converged in the dark shadow of Olduvai Gorge. Beyond the
shadow, spreading away in a haze of sand and golden grass, sun rays and cloud
Where we had come from and where we were going, a pale green softened the
short grass, but in the shadow of the rain, despite massed clouds in all the
distances, the flicked hoof of a gazelle raised the soil in a spiral of thin dust. On
the far ...
The swift sun of the tropics, rising, spun on the white ivory of an elephant high on
the slope of the escarpment; ahead, more elephants drifted away through woods
that were still in shadow. Where they had forged tunnels through the brush, the ...
What people are saying - Write a review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ljhliesl - LibraryThing
I saw this title in my goodreads feed because a goodsreads-only acquaintance added it her to-read list without commentary. I immediately requested it from the library. Most of the books I read before ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - satyridae - LibraryThing
Lovely prose, absolutely gorgeous words. Why did I have to stumble over this? Why did no one ever say to me, "Hey, you read all that nature stuff, there's this guy you positively have to read!" I ... Read full review
The Tree Where Man Was Born
7 other sections not shown