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An African Trilogy: "Sand Rivers", "Tree Where Man Was by Peter Matthiessen

By Peter Matthiessen

through the Seventies and Nineteen Eighties, Peter Matthiessen took half in a couple of expeditions to Africa, witnessing first-hand the continent’s many and numerous peoples and flora and fauna. The end result of those trips are 3 of the main awesome essays at the flora and fauna of the overdue 20th century.

The Tree the place guy used to be Born records wild landscapes, peoples and animals, saw in a chain of trips in East Africa, from the Sudan, south via Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania, exploring the Serengeti, the Maasai Mara, the Ngorongoro crater and the archaeological websites of the Rift Valley.

African Silences recounts expeditions made to West and imperative Africa, together with Zaire (as it then was), Gabon and the critical African Republic.

Sand Rivers describes the Selous video game reserve in Southern Tanzania, one of many biggest, yet least-known refuges for animals left in the world, and gives an unforgettable portrait of this sector and the fierce, lonely males who created it.

These 3 vintage works signify Matthiessen the naturalist at his best; written an all-encompassing interest and information that brings alive the folk, locations and flora and fauna he encounters, and up-to-date with a brand new creation via the author.

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