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The Tree Where Man Was Born (Penguin Nature Classics)

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Publisher Comments:

On the great East African plain it is the human who feels himself the intruder. Here, and perhaps only here, the world is that of the animals. It is they who belong, as humans do not. In the more sensitive traveler this evokes a feeling of being privileged to observe ancient forms, settings and behavior that have survived intact from pre-history.

Review:

"Matthiessen has the language to express this feeling of awe...Matthiessen also goes into the relationships between humans past and present in East Africa's great fauna with many a flash of insight into the instincts each has bred in the other...This is the Africa book par excellence." Saturday Review

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

Matthiessen has distinguished himself as a naturalist, explorer, journalist, and novelist. He graduated from Yale University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140239348
Author:
Matthiessen, Peter
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Natural history
Subject:
Africa, east
Subject:
Africa, East Description and travel.
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
General Nature
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
Natural history -- Africa, East.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Classic, Nature, Penguin
Series Volume:
66-24
Publication Date:
19950401
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
7.70x5.02x.82 in. .65 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 448 pages Penguin Books - English 9780140239348 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Matthiessen has the language to express this feeling of awe...Matthiessen also goes into the relationships between humans past and present in East Africa's great fauna with many a flash of insight into the instincts each has bred in the other...This is the Africa book par excellence."
"Synopsis" by , 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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