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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... that Nimule was the crossroads of the world . lope known as Mrs . Gray ' s
lechwe , but this in - triguing creature remained hidden . Toward nine , the truck
surprised a pair of lionesses in the track ; two males crouched down into the
grass off ...
Progress on the stony track was very slow , and it was near daylight when we
passed the track down to Allia Bay , barely discernible in the cinder waste . From
a visit by air last year to Allia Bay , Anderson knew of a rock pool inland , at the ...
Turning west again toward the mountains , the track arrives at the rim of Ol Kerii ,
where the land falls a last few hundred feet to the floor of the Rift Valley . In East
Africa , one is never far from the Great Rift , which splits the earth ' s crust from the
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