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 paper, graphics, and binding are all first rate, making this book a pleasure to hold and study nattural. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. One component that is missing is a more easily used geographic guide to the original landscape. Sign In or Create an Account. The original island of streams and hills was where native Americans would come to hunt and fish in the summer.

Nice coffee table book for New Yorkers, but it was somehow unsatisfying. Just so you know, this is a heavy book; it’s printed on thick, almost hard-stock paper.

I recommend taking a look at the website: It is very dull, acerbic, scholarly and clinical. Sanderson reconstructed the historical species list for Manhattan and the design includes illustrations of birds like the heath hen and passenger pigeon.

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Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City

One person found this helpful. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. AbramsDec 1, – Nature – pages. On September 12,Henry Hudson first set eyes on the land that would become Manhattan. I also found the speculations about the future of Manhattan intriguing.


Learn z about Amazon Giveaway. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. The research about the natural history and human history of the island is fun to read and fuels the imagination of anyone who loves New York. My used copy was stamped by the Wellesley Free Public Library.

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My library Help Advanced Book Search. Sanderson is a senior conservation ecologist in the Global Conservation Programs of the Wildlife Conservation Society. The Island at the Center of the World: The book seems to be part of a tribute to the year anniversary of the discovery of Manhattan and the parts that are paean to the city are pretty boring.

If you’ve ever wondered what today’s “concrete jungle” looked like when it was a real jungle, this is the book for you.

‘Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City’

Jul 23, Margaret Sankey rated it really liked it. I grew up on Staten Island and often wondered as I crossed on the ferry what hisstory was that Henry Hudson saw. If only for the natural cooling c Sanderson and Boyer wrote a beautiful book on the mannhaatta history of Manhattan, the ecological history, the yoork of pre-European “man” and the natural habitat Mannahatta, once was. But, the pictures and charts are more A beautiful book to just look at – maps, pictures, computer generated views of New York inthe year Henry Hudson sailed up the river.

This was a very quick read, and since I’m studying New York City this was a great place to start, since it focuses on the landscape and history of New York City before the Dutch even arrived.


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Mannahatta the book is serious science but is as readable as any historical blockbuster an excerpt from the book can be read here. Jan 04, Davey rated it liked it. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

Fourth, the book is helpful and hopeful. No trivia or quizzes yet. Much better to read it at home. See and discover other items: I did find the last chapter, about what Manhattan might look like in historu, a little bit strange.

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? A beautiful book to just look at – maps, pictures, computer generated views of New York inthe year Henry Hudson sailed up the river. Please try again later. Using the latest techniques of digital cartography and the science of ecology, Sanderson lays out in graphic detail what the island was like years ago. But what really did it for me were the illustrations: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

If Sanderson could write with the “clarity and lyricism” of journalist Weisman, this would’ve been a magnificent work!

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