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

By Peter Matthiessen

in the course of the Seventies and Nineteen Eighties, Peter Matthiessen took half in a few expeditions to Africa, witnessing first-hand the continent’s many and numerous peoples and flora and fauna. The culmination of those trips are 3 of the main awesome essays at the wildlife of the overdue 20th century.

The Tree the place guy was once Born files wild landscapes, peoples and animals, saw in a chain 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 crucial Africa, together with Zaire (as it then was), Gabon and the principal African Republic.

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

These 3 vintage works signify 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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