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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After dark there was a light failure for cated speak of an Asian practice of sending
their two hours , most of which I passed contented in a money out of the country .
Those who have lost huge white colonial tub , watching weird flickers their jobs ...
I was sorry about this , as dark was coming , and there was an elephant in this
region that last year , having been approached incautiously , destroyed John
Owen ' s friend , Baron Von Blumenthal . But Desmond Vesey - FitzGerald , who
Only the beaded infants stared through the dark circles of flies at their infected
eyes . Ordinarily the eyes are never treated , so that many Maasai become blind .
One pretty woman wore a necklace of lion claw and a bit of old leather that Martin
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