Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City

Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City


On September 12, 1609, Henry Hudson first set foot at the land that may turn into ny. this day, it’s tricky to visualize what he observed, yet for greater than a decade, panorama ecologist Eric Sanderson has been operating to just do that. Mannahatta: A usual historical past of latest York City is the impressive results of these efforts, reconstructing in phrases and pictures the wild island that thousands now name domestic. via geographically matching an 18th-century map with one of many smooth urban, studying volumes of historical records, and amassing and reading clinical facts, Sanderson re-creates the forests of instances sq., the meadows of Harlem, and the wetlands of downtown. His energetic textual content courses readers via this ample panorama, whereas breathtaking illustrations delivery them again in time. Mannahatta is a groundbreaking paintings that offers not just a window into the earlier, but additionally suggestion for the long run.

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