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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... live the Congo ! Long live Africa ! 3 The knowledge of iron that had spread from
Meröe on the Nile , traveling to West Africa , perhaps , by way of old trade routes
to Lake Chad , then south and east again through equatorial forest that metal ...
They are happy we are to visit them and delighted to pile the zebra meat into the
Land Rover , for the day is hot and dry and from here to where these Hadza live ,
behind the Sipunga Hills , is perhaps six miles of stony walking . The eldest ...
Only last year , Yaida says , a man in fever was abandoned in the mountains : “
We left him his bow , but he could not live ; surely he was eaten by lions . ”
Magandula , scrubbing his shoes , becomes excited and speaks shrilly : “ To live
in the ...
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