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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In summer a hard southeast monsoon comes from cool latitudes of open ocean
east of Madagascar , and because the meeting of monsoons takes place over the
south Sudan and Ethiopia , rain is scarce in the Crater Highlands . But distant ...
The glacier glistens . A distant snow peak scours the mind , but a snow peak in
the tropics draws the heart to a fine shimmering painful point of joy . Maasai cattle
path wound around the ramparts of the Highlands to Lengai . The track to ...
One winter day in 1969 , returning to Seronera from Arusha , Myles Turner flew
around the south side of the Crater Highlands , which lay hidden in its black
tumulus of clouds . The light plane skirted Lake Manyara and the dusty flats of the
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