The Tree Where Man Was Born: The African Experience by Peter Matthiessen


Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket: Very Good. 1978. E. Dutton & Co. 1st Edition.

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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.