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The tree where man was born

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In this classic volume, Peter Matthiessen exquisitely combines nature and travel writing to bring East Africa to vivid life. He skillfully and magically portrays the sights, scenes, and people he observed firsthand in several trips over the course of a dozen years: the daily lives of herdsmen and hunter-gatherers; the drama of the predator kills; the hundreds of exotic animals; the breathtaking landscapes; the area's turbulent natural, political, and social histories; the adventures of the field biologists who pursue and investigate the habits of wild creatures; the anthropologists seeking man's origins throughout the Rift Valley; and the lonely African, poised between the traditional ways and the conflicting demands of Western culture.

A finalist for the National Book Award when it was released in 1972, this vivid portrait of East Africa remains as fresh and revelatory now as on the day it was first published.

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Grouped Work ID 858a2017-21fe-5b6b-b49b-d93c0939182b
Grouping Title tree where man was born
Grouping Author matthiessen peter
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-08-24 04:18:14AM
Last Indexed 2018-10-16 04:23:50AM

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subject_facet Africa, East -- Description and travel, Animal ecology -- Africa, Southern, Matthiessen, Peter -- Travel -- Africa, East, Natural history -- Africa, East, Natural history -- Africa, Southern
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title_full The tree where man was born / [text by] Peter Matthiessen ; [and] The African experience / [photographs by] Eliot Porter, The tree where man was born [electronic resource] / Peter Matthiessen
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