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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Northward , over pinnacles and desert buttes , the sky was clear , but directly
ahead as I walked south , dark rain arose over Mt. Kenya , fifty miles away .
Coming fast , the weather cast a storm light on the plain , illuminating the white
shells of ...
Twenty - five miles from North Horr , just past the well called Hurran Hurra ... Lake
Rudolf , one hundred and fifty miles in length , was once connected to the Nile ,
and still contains the great Nile perch , two hundred pounds or better , as well as
At Lemai on the Mara River , eighty miles north of Seronera near the Kenya
border , the Ikuria Bantu were displeased because part of their lands north of the
Mara had been appropriated for the Serengeti park ; they were harassing the
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