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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Between Lemuta and the Gols is a dry valley , in the rain shadow of the Crater
Highlands ; here the hollow calls of sand grouse resound in the still air , and an
echo of wind from the stoop of a bateleur eagle . Where we had come from and ...
white clouds cross the black thunderhead behind rounding plateaus of the Rift
Valley , and they , Naisera ; lightning came , and a drum of rain on too , appear to
have displaced an earlier people , the hard ground across the valley . On the taut
Until they can come to agriculture of their own accord , Ender - lein is trying to
persuade the government to es - tablish the Yaida Valley as a game reserve in
which Hadza would be hired as trackers , game scouts , and hunters in a game ...
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