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 design for the book straddles the line between academic text and illustrated history, using a readerly format that makes the content engaging for a mainstream audience. In his mannhatta book Mannahatta: Preview — Mannahatta by Eric W.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. May 27, Sarah rated it it was amazing Shelves: Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: His explanation of finding the British Headquarters Map from the Revolutionary War and figuring out how to reference it to modern GPS data points to have a precise, high-resolution framework for the ecological extrapolations mannahqtta better than the stuff of movies.

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Nevertheless, I realize that I’m being nitpicky. The tone was erudite, yet friendly.

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Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City

A Natural History of New York City is the astounding result of those efforts, reconstructing, in words and images, the wild isla On September 12,Henry Hudson first set eyes on the land that would become Manhattan. Return to Book Page. The pictures are of course the highlight, but the text is clear and interesting, if a little more simplified than I’d have liked. They should do a re-print!! Absolutely stunning and lavishly produced work on the geographic history of Manhattan Island, from before Dutch contact through the evolution of the urban metropolis, and the effects on the surrounding ecology–oyster beds, the Hudson River, marshland, old cemeteries, storm drains, the importation of European trees, the spiritual life of the Lenape, passenger pigeons and sandbars.

I love the side-by-side comparisons of Mannahatta with modern day Manhattan. Sep 05, Eric rated it liked it.

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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.

May 10, Billy rated it really liked it. Aug 24, Diane rated it liked it Recommends it for: Read other reviews for a more complete description of all Sanderson teaches us in this book. Don’t have a Kindle? If you are a seller for this product, would you naturzl to suggest updates through seller support?


If you originally registered with a username please use that natueal sign in. Who would not be curious to see what the place where they grew up looked like years ago? Just took a look at this book today in the library.

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Abrams May 28, Language: Add both to Cart Add both to List. It is very dull, acerbic, scholarly and clinical. He estimates that the island was occupied by humans for about 10, years before Hudson, but they had a much lighter footprint that the current inhabitants.

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Second, I am so impressed by this project: Even if you are not from New York City and have only a passing narural in it as a place to live, work, or play, the rich natural and human history of the place make this a fascinating book to daydream over. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids.

Apr 10, Mannahatra rated it really liked it Shelves: Though, given the incredible amount of detail in the text, I do realize that there simply wasn’t enough room for more. The designers worked closely with Sanderson over the past year and a half on the design and development of the book and exhibition.