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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Later he exclaimed to Myles , “ Lengai must be the Mountain of God — it is so
extreme ! ” In 1967 , this last active volcano of the Crater Highlands erupted ,
shrouding its slopes and all the country around with fine gray ash . I spoke no
Subsequently the Chagga were harassed by the Maasai and displaced by
Europeans , yet later became the most powerful tribe in the country . Whether the
Chagga and Kikuyu got control of the best land because they are intelligent and ...
Later that winter , at Ndala , Douglas - Hamilton had suggested a safari to Tindiga
Land , where his friend Peter Enderlein had lived alone for several years , and
was in touch with wild Tindiga still living in the bush . But Iain was never able to ...
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