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 blossoms of the different families are all of mountain blue , as if born of the
same mountain minerals , mountain rain . One cow pea has a large curled
blossom , and to each blossom comes a gold - banded black beetle that
consumes the ...
At last , on the point of turning home , he heard that the red bird had been seen
from the peak of the north mountain , and he took up his bow and resumed his
journey one more time . The mountain was far away across a desert , and when
Mt . Kenya is a shard of rock thrust upward from the earth , but Kilima Njaro , the
White Mountain , has ascended into the sky , a ... Turning west again toward the
mountains , the track arrives at the rim of Ol Kerii , where the land falls a last few ...
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