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African Silences Paperback – 7 Sep 1992

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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: The Harvill Press; New edition edition (7 Sept. 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0002712156
  • ISBN-13: 978-0002712156
  • Package Dimensions: 21.2 x 13.4 x 2.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,813,832 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Deeply gripping... with a prose of characteristic grace and perfectly distilled passion." -- Washington Post Book World

"Matthiessen is a great travel companion ..... His knowledge of plants, animals and people is breathtaking." -- Boston Globe --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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African Silences is a powerful and sobering account of the cataclysmic depredation of the African landscape and its wildlife. In this critically acclaimed work Peter Matthiessen explores new terrain on a continent he has written about in two previous books, A Tree Where Man Was Born -- nominated for the National Book Award -- and Sand Rivers.
Through his eyes we see elephants, white rhinos, gorillas, and other endangered creatures of the wild. We share the drama of the journeys themselves, including a hazardous crossing of the continent in a light plane. And along the way, we learn of the human lives oppressed by bankrupt political regimes and economies, and threatened by the slow ecological catastrophe to which they have only begun to awaken. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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