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An African Trilogy

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Description for An African Trilogy Paperback. This volume contains three pieces of travel writing by Peter Matthiessen, who joined a number of expeditions to Africa in the 1970s and 1980s - "The Tree Where Man Was Born", "African Silences" and "Sand Rivers". The book contains an introduction by the author. Num Pages: 384 pages, maps. BIC Classification: 1H; WTL. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 222 x 151 x 28. Weight in Grams: 466.

During the 1970s and 1980s, Peter Matthiessen took part in a number of expeditions to Africa, witnessing first-hand the continent’s many and diverse peoples and wildlife. The fruits of these journeys are three of the most impressive essays on the natural world of the late twentieth century.

The Tree where Man Was Born documents wild landscapes, peoples and animals, observed in a series of journeys in East Africa, from the Sudan, south through Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania, exploring the Serengeti, the Maasai Mara, the Ngorongoro crater and the archaeological sites of the Rift Valley.

African Silences recounts two ... Read more

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About Peter Matthiessen
Peter Matthiessen was a naturalist, explorer and writer. His works of fiction include At Play in the Fields of the Lord, Far Tortuga and the acclaimed 'Watson Trilogy'. His explorations resulted in many fine works of non-fiction, among them The Snow Leopard, The Cloud Forest and The Tree where Man was Born. He died in 2014, aged 86.

Reviews for An African Trilogy
A profoundly moving portrait of the region... Even now, years after I first read it, The Tree Where Man was Born seems imbued with precious vision
Jeremy Seal
Sunday Times
The skilled naturalist writer is almost as rare as the Congo peacock or the pygmy elephant - both subjects of the quest Peter Matthiessen conducts in African ... Read more

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