The African Experience
Dutton New York 1972. Tan paper covered boards,very clean, very light bump at tail of spine. Pictorial dj rubbed but clean,wear at head of spine w/closed tear, no chips or other tears. Illustrated with 100+ full color photographs. Includes, glossary, index, selected bibliography, notes, maps. Interior is very clean & bright and binding is tight. Two celebrated American naturalists- Peter Matthiessen, our most acute observer of the natural world, and Eliot Porter, our best color photographer- join to evoke the African Experience from the upper Nile in the little known Sudan, south through Tanzania, northwest to remote Lake Rudolf on the Kenyan frontier. More than one hundred full color photographs and a generous text of one hundred thousand words, rich in details of human and natural history, portray the daily lives of wild herdsmen and stone age aborigines, rural Africans, elephant behavior, as well as the drama of a cheetah kill, and a record of the many fascinating animals and landscapes of East Africa. Observed first hand are the adventures of today's WHITE HUNTERS the field scientists who pursue and investigate the habits of lions, wild dogs and other predators; also the anthropologists how are beginning to unravel the mystery concerning man's origins. 4to,VG++/VG+, 247 pages.