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The tree where man was born

Author: Peter Matthiessen
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2010.
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This vivid portrayal of east Africa remains as fresh and revelatory now as on the day it was first published in 1972. Peter Matthiessen exquisitely combines nature and travel writing to portray the sights, scenes, and people he observed firsthand in several trips over the course of a dozen years. From the daily lives of wild herdsmen and drama of predator kills to the field biologists investigating wild creatures  Read more...
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Named Person: Peter Matthiessen; Peter Matthiessen
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Matthiessen
ISBN: 9780143106241 0143106244
OCLC Number: 515455905
Description: xix, 276 pages : maps ; 20 cm.
Contents: The tree where man was born --
White highlands --
Northwest frontier --
Siringet --
In Maasai land --
Rites of passage --
Elephant kingdoms --
Great caldron mountains --
Red god --
At Gidabembe.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Responsibility: Peter Matthiessen ; introduction by Jane Goodall.

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"This vivid portrayal of east Africa remains as fresh and revelatory now as on the day it was first published in 1972. Peter Matthiessen exquisitely combines nature and travel writing to portray the sights, scenes, and people he observed firsthand in several trips over the course of a dozen years. From the daily lives of wild herdsmen and drama of predator kills to the field biologists investigating wild creatures and the anthropologists seeking humanity's origins in the Rift Valley, The Tree Where Man Was born is a classic of journalistic observation."--Back cover.

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