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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Never . ” A number of remarkable civil servants stayed on in Kenya ( and Uganda
and Tanzania ) to help the new country get a start , although a main pur - pose of
their jobs was the training of Africans to replace them . For their part , most ...
Never two or four snorts , always three . ” He shook his heavy head . “ In ten years
the game will be up in Kenya . I just hate to think what will happen when the Old
Man goes — I just hope they let me see it out . ” the mountains . But the Uaso ...
But this journey , potentially so much more exciting and rewarding than a
shooting safari , had never come about , though Myles and I still talk about it , and
hope it will . The reasons given for the indefinite postpone - ment of the foot safari
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