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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The Stone Age hunters found by the Asians are known as the Tasarians and
Bedarians , and the Afro - Asiatics born of these encounters raised villages on the
flood plains of the Nile that would become the dynasties of Egypt . Until now , Af ...
... that serves as pasture rotation for the wild animals . The vast open space
known to the Maasai as “ siringet ” is bordered in the east by the Crater
Highlands , in the west by hills and a broken woodland that thickens as it nears
the rain ...
On the taut known to the Dorobo as the Mokwan , who had skin of Africa rain can
be heard two miles away . long hair and enormous herds of long - horned Bird
calls rang against Naisera ' s walls , which on cattle , and who may be the same ...
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