Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City

Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City

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Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City by Eric W. Sanderson, Markley Boyer, Chad Robertson

On September 12, 1609, Henry Hudson first set foot on the land that would become Manhattan. Today, it’s difficult to imagine what he saw, but for more than a decade, landscape ecologist Eric Sanderson has been working to do just that. Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City is the astounding result of those efforts, reconstructing in words and images the wild island that millions now call home. By geographically matching an 18th-century map with one of the modern city, examining volumes of historic documents, and collecting and analyzing scientific data, Sanderson re-creates the forests of Times Square, the meadows of Harlem, and the wetlands of downtown. His lively text guides readers through this abundant landscape, while breathtaking illustrations transport them back in time. Mannahatta is a groundbreaking work that provides not only a window into the past, but also inspiration for the future.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781613125731
Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date: 11/27/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 732,994
File size: 34 MB
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About the Author

Eric W. Sanderson is the Associate Director for Landscape Ecology and Geographic Analysis in the Living Landscape Program of the Wildlife Conservation Society at the Bronx Zoo. He is an expert in the application of geographic principles and techniques to problems in wildlife, landscape, and ecological conservation. He lives in New York City.

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