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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Wind , discomfort , appre - hension made sleep difficult for everyone except
Adrian , who was so tired from the long day ' s drive that he went to sleep without
his supper . Jock and I scarcely slept at all . He had confided to me the news of
the Cold Mountain — named for the chill wind On the plain , the herd animals
were rest that sweeps the Gol in summertime , when the less , and the gnu , crazy
- tailed , fled to the four herds have gone west to the woods , and the land winds ...
The first butterfly was as orange as the sun , and the wind hurried it from east to
west across the falling desert , its fire so intensified by the flat light that it was still
visible where it rounded the mountain and spun away northwest toward Lake ...
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