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The Tree Where Man Was Born

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Peter Matthiessen

Narrated By: Dion Graham

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: February 2010

Duration: 10 hours 0 minutes

Summary:

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.

'Stunning'.The Africa [Matthiessen] evokes is finally timeless, majestic, throbbing with life, indivisible.''Saturday Review

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Tree Where Man Was Born

by Peter Matthiessen

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