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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Heavy posts linked with Africa , Myles Turner is a solitary whose job as seven
strands of wire were planted straight across park warden of the Serengeti keeps
him in touch the valley mouth . The wildebeest , faced with this with mankind
Avoiding all others , they moved in small bands through the hills surrounding the
hot arid Yaida Valley . I asked Myles if one could visit them , and he shrugged :
there might be a few at the Yaida game post , but the wild ones would be very ...
This enforced idleness and dependence will certainly lead to their utter
disintegration . Until they can come to agriculture of their own accord , Enderlein
is trying to persuade the government to establish the Yaida Valley as a game
reserve in ...
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