An African Trilogy: "Sand Rivers", "Tree Where Man Was by Peter Matthiessen

By Peter Matthiessen

in the course of the Seventies and Eighties, Peter Matthiessen took half in a couple of expeditions to Africa, witnessing first-hand the continent’s many and various peoples and natural world. The end result of those trips are 3 of the main remarkable essays at the wildlife of the past due 20th century.

The Tree the place guy was once Born records wild landscapes, peoples and animals, saw in a sequence of trips in East Africa, from the Sudan, south via Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania, exploring the Serengeti, the Maasai Mara, the Ngorongoro crater and the archaeological websites of the Rift Valley.

African Silences recounts expeditions made to West and primary Africa, together with Zaire (as it then was), Gabon and the imperative African Republic.

Sand Rivers describes the Selous video game reserve in Southern Tanzania, one of many greatest, yet least-known refuges for animals left in the world, and offers an unforgettable portrait of this sector and the fierce, lonely males who created it.

These 3 vintage works characterize Matthiessen the naturalist at his most interesting; written an all-encompassing interest and information that brings alive the folks, locations and natural world he encounters, and up to date with a brand new creation via the author.

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