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An African Trilogy: "Sand Rivers", "Tree Where Man Was Born", "African Silences" (Harvill Press Editions) by [Matthiessen, Peter]
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An African Trilogy: "Sand Rivers", "Tree Where Man Was Born", "African Silences" (Harvill Press Editions) Kindle Edition

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"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 Silences. 'Skilled' is almost an insulting understatement for Matthiessen's sharply captivating prose" (Gary Mead Financial Times)

"The Tree Where Man Was Born is a truly magnificent book that will be just as important 50 years from now" (Peter Farb)

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A collection of three stunning essays on Africa by Peter Matthiessen - 'beyond dispute the best nature writer working today' (Peter Farb).

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1495 KB
  • Print Length: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Digital (31 May 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0080K3UDQ
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #216,703 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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A must for all budding naturalists and those with a bad case of the travel bug.
The detail and unique observations brought out in this book, coupled with historical and scientific accuracy give the reader a real feel of trekking in wild Africa.
I am reading it for the second time and am itching to get out to East Africa to experience it myself.
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The descriptions ære so good i feel that Ive be on on foot safari and knis the feel of Africa.
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