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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Other veterans of the great days such Even in camp , wild things were going on
about as the white hunter J . A . Hunter , and C . P . J . their business — tiny red
pepper ticks with bites Ionides , “ old Iodine , ” of Tanzania , the acerbic that itch
At twilight the track passed an oasis of boras - sus palms known as Derati that
was the water source for Leakey ' s base camp at Allia Bay in 1968 and 1969 .
Beyond Derati , gray zebra and oryx clattered across stone ridges , and a black ...
Worldly as Iain is conservative , she shares his intensity about the present and
fatality about the future , and the camp was much more civilized for her presence .
I had not been in Ndala a half - hour before Iain had us in emergency .
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