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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Then the short rains fall , and the great herds , drawn by the first flush of new
grass , return to the open plain in the annual movement , known as ... This
eastern region of the plain lies in the rain shadow of the Crater Highlands , and is
very dry .
The eighth of February was a day of low still clouds , waxy gray with the weight of
rain . On the plain , the herd animals were rest - less , and the gnu , crazy - tailed ,
fled to the four winds , maddened by life . At Naabi Hill , the east - ern portal of ...
On the taut known to the Dorobo as the Mokwan , who had skin of Africa rain can
be heard two miles away . long hair and enormous herds of long - horned Bird
calls rang against Naisera ' s walls , which on cattle , and who may be the same ...
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