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Tree Where Man Was Born, The, and African Experience, The

Matthiesen, Peter, Porter, Eliot

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ISBN 10: 0525222650 / ISBN 13: 9780525222651
Published by E. P. Dutton & Co. Inc., New York, 1972
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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FIRST PRINTING of the First Edition (stated). Two outstanding essays by celebrated American naturalists evoking Africa and the African experience, surveying the continent from the upper Nile in the Sudan, through Tanzania, and to Lake Rudolf on the Kenyan frontier - recording the life of the native populations, the wildlife and their habits, hunters and their prey, and the landscape and natural beauty everywhere. Large-format hardcover with dust jacket, illustrated, maps, glossary, notes, bibliography, indexed, 247pp. A very nice copy, the jacket neatly encased in an acid-free archival protector. Very rare. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 00016046

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Title: Tree Where Man Was Born, The, and African ...

Publisher: E. P. Dutton & Co. Inc., New York

Publication Date: 1972

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First Edition (stated).

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This volume gives an illustrated account of Peter Matthiessen's travels in East Africa from the Sudan, through Uganda and Kenya to Tanzania. He describes the wildlife and the game reserves of the Serengeti, Maasai Mara and the Ngorongoro Crater, and the archaeological sites at Olduvai Gorge and Laetoli in the Rift Valley. During these travels he meets Iain and Oria Douglas-Hamilton, George Adamson and George Schaller, who all dedicated their lives to studying and protecting animals. The photographs by Eliot Porter show details of human and natural history, the daily lives of wild herdmen and stone-age aborigines, and a records of the animals and landscapes of East Africa. Peter Matthiessen is the author of "At Play in the Fields of the Lord", "Blue Meridian", "Far Tortuga", "The Snow Leopard", "Killing Mister Watson", "African Silences" and "In the Spirit of Crazy Horse".

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