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Review: The Tree Where Man Was Born (The African Trilogy #1)

User Review  - Dee Dubin - Goodreads

Peter Matthiessen's thoughtful prose with photos by Eliot Porter, a gentle and powerful introduction to Africa. Read full review

Review: The Tree Where Man Was Born (The African Trilogy #1)

User Review  - KarmA1966 - Goodreads

Nature through the eyes of Peter Matthiessen is not the hazy, romantic view observed by a poet, horizontal in a field, flowers in his hair, giving anthropomorphic shapes to the clouds overhead: a hawk ... Read full review

Review: The Tree Where Man Was Born (The African Trilogy #1)

User Review  - Brendan Riley - Goodreads

A wonderful reading experience. Serene, measured, contemplative. A rich narrative that draws from the author's extensive first-hand experience on the ground in East Africa, and considerable background ... Read full review

Review: The Tree Where Man Was Born (The African Trilogy #1)

User Review  - Rusty Shields - Goodreads

A very interesting read. Part travelogue, part geography lesson, part history. Not 'edge of your seat' reading, but I'm glad I read it. Read full review

Review: The Tree Where Man Was Born (The African Trilogy #1)

User Review  - Goodreads

What I love about Peter Matthiessen is that he never permitted pessimism to become gnarled cynicism. One gets the feeling when reading Matthiessen that deep inside he harbored a hope that kept ... Read full review

Review: The Tree Where Man Was Born (The African Trilogy #1)

User Review  - Scott Munden - Goodreads

What I love about Peter Matthiessen is that he never permitted pessimism to become gnarled cynicism. One gets the feeling when reading Matthiessen that deep inside he harbored a hope that kept ... Read full review

Review: The Tree Where Man Was Born (The African Trilogy #1)

User Review  - David Ward - Goodreads

The Tree Where Man Was Born (The African Trilogy #1) by Peter Matthiessen (Dutton Books 1972) (916.04+/-). Peter Matthiessen uses words and photos to describe that harmony of East Africa and its animals. My rating: 7/10, finished 11/24/14. Read full review

Review: The Tree Where Man Was Born (The African Trilogy #1)

User Review  - Goodreads

The Tree Where Man Was Born (The African Trilogy #1) by Peter Matthiessen (Dutton Books 1972) (916.04+/-). Peter Matthiessen uses words and photos to describe that harmony of East Africa and its animals. My rating: 7/10, finished 11/24/14. Read full review

Review: The Tree Where Man Was Born (The African Trilogy #1)

User Review  - David Guy - Goodreads

I'm on a Peter Matthiessen kick now, after having read Shadow Country. There's not a lot of form to this book, but it describes his travels through East Africa, and highlights his amazing descriptive powers. A slow read, but well worth the time. Read full review

Review: The Tree Where Man Was Born (The African Trilogy #1)

User Review  - Goodreads

I'm on a Peter Matthiessen kick now, after having read Shadow Country. There's not a lot of form to this book, but it describes his travels through East Africa, and highlights his amazing descriptive powers. A slow read, but well worth the time. Read full review

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