- Publisher: Penguin Putnam~childrens Hc; First Edition edition (1 Jan. 1972)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0525222650
- ISBN-13: 978-0525222651
- Product Dimensions: 28.2 x 24.9 x 2.5 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,198,277 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Tree Where Man Was Born : The African Experience Hardcover – 1 Jan 1972
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About the Author
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. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Top Customer Reviews
This book will bounce you over Africa's washboard roads. It describes Africa's broad 360-degree panoramas, the intimacies of its wildlife, and its crazy locals (of all colours). Matthiesson is naturalist poet and this book is as beautiful to read as it is informative. More than any other it evokes the spirit of Sub-Saharan Africa.
I still have my paperback that I read on on the road from Nairobi down to South Africa. Since then I have also since picked up a hardback copy which entwines Eliot Porter's equally resonant "African Experience" photography. Definitely, though, pack the paperback in your rucksack should you set off to discover, or to rediscover, Africa.
P.S. Africa fans will also love Africa: A Biography of the Continent and Congo Journey
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I'm sure it's a classic but it's an extremely dull read with almost incomprehensible and dense writing. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Gordon Wemyss
I got this for the Porter images and found them rather ordinary. The text is fascinating and insightful-buy it for that!Published 17 months ago by Mr. Gareth Williams