Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City is the astounding result of those efforts, reconstructing in words and images the wild island that. Among the many things to love about New York City are those “Mannahatta” is more art book than typical natural history tome, and it’s all. Mannahatta: a natural history of New York City. [Eric W Sanderson; Markley Boyer] — On September 12, , Henry Hudson first set foot on the land that would.
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The way Sanderson was able to recreate that landscape is incredible.
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Just took a look at this book today in the library. Want to Read saving…. For Permissions, please email: This is an unusual and yor book, which I recommend highly for many of the reasons others cite. Mannahatta is a very well written and illustrated book, with many fantastic maps. AbramsDec 1, – Nature – pages. Abrams May 28, Language: Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic.
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This book is the result of a tour-de-force in historical scholarship and ecological modeling. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Books by Eric W. Read more Read less. Please try again later. Filled with breathtaking illustrations that show what Manhattan looked like years ago, Mannahatta is a groundbreaking work that gives readers not only a window into the past, but inspiration for green cities and wild places of the future By geographically matching an 18th-century map with one of the modern city, examining volumes histroy 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.
The book is dense with fascinating maps and diagrams, but the text on these can not be read in the Kindle version, no matter how much one expands the images the type just becomes blurry.
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Soms wat technisch, maar het idee achter het boek is al een reden om het eens van de boekenplank te pakken. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.
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Fantastic pictures, reconstructing what Manhattan Island looked like when the Indians inhabited it and Europeans were just arriving. He also suggests a more “mixed use” metropolitan area, with farms returning to specific portions of Brooklyn, Queens, New Jersey, etc.
After reading Two Years Before the Mast, I’d squint at the california coastline to block out buildings and highways, trying to imagine what life was like when San Diego was a dusty trader town and Los Angeles didn’t have a crown of smog.
Much better to read it at home. Having been aware of this Mannahatta project for quite some time, and having visited the various websites a few times, the appearance of the book as an Amazon suggestion for me to buy became the trigger for me to grab it. His lively text guides readers through this abundant landscape, while breathtaking illustrations transport them back in time.
Sanderson and Boyer wrote a beautiful book on the natural history of Manhattan, the ecological history, the interaction of pre-European “man” and the natural habitat Mannahatta, once was. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. This book does that for every New Yorker, but you don’t have to be a New Yorker to appreciate the extraordinary task that Eric Sanderson and his team undertook to create this book.
‘Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City’
If you’ve ever wondered what today’s “concrete jungle” looked like when it was a real jungle, this is the book for you. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.
Sanderson is a senior conservation ecologist in the Global Conservation Programs of the Wildlife Conservation Society. A little too much on flora and fauna for me but that’s the author’s mandate for such a project. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?