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The Tree where man was born / Peter Matthiessen

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The Tree where man was born / Peter Matthiessen
Title
The Tree where man was born / Peter Matthiessen
Statement of responsibility
Peter Matthiessen; and The African experience; photographs by Eliot Porter
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Language
eng
Summary
A timeless and majestic portrait of Africa by renowned writer Peter Matthiessen (1927-2014), author of the National Book Award-winning "The Snow Leopard" and the new novel "In Paradise" A finalist for the National Book Award when it was released in 1972, this vivid portrait of East Africa remains as fresh and revelatory now as on the day it was first published. 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 the 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. This Penguin Classics edition features an introduction by groundbreaking British primatologist Jane Goodall
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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
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Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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209608
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DLC
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Matthiessen, Peter
Dewey number
916.76
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1901-1990
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Porter, Eliot
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True
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Natural history
Target audience
adult
Label
The Tree where man was born / Peter Matthiessen
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Publication
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ODILO:034300000743
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781101663196
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True
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optical disk
Label
The Tree where man was born / Peter Matthiessen
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300000743
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781101663196
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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