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 closely. Sanderson’s The Mannahatta Project themannahattaproject.

By geographically matching an 18th-century map of Manhattan’s landscape to the modern cityscape, combing through historical and archaeological records, and applying modern principles of ecology pf computer modeling, Sanderson is able to re-create the forests of Times Square, the meadows of Harlem, and the wetlands of downtown.

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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. He also suggests a more “mixed use” metropolitan area, with farms returning to specific portions of Brooklyn, Interesting book about what Manhattan looked like inwith gorgeous illustrations.


As for long-distance travel, I couldn’t quite tell from the simulated satellite view, but it kind of looked like the city’s airports have been converted into farmland as well.

One person found this helpful. I think this definitely helps show the clarity of the illustrations you can’t see through the pages to what’s on yorm other sidebut this is not a good book to take with you when you’re traveling. To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above.

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Add both to Cart Add both histoey List. Get to Know Us. The book was fun to look through, but too dry to read word-for-word. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Open Preview See a Problem?

I would love to see the author do similar views of other cities, say 12th Century London or Paris. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. I would have enjoyed a little more about how “modern” New Yorkers restructured the island, but perhaps that is another book.

For such a change to occur would require either ,annahatta sea change in society’s views towards its own living arrangements whose scope would be unprecedented in human history — or else, governmental zoning regulations so draconian that Joseph Stalin would turn away from them in horror.


Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Apr 10, AJ rated it really liked it Shelves: The original island of streams and hills mabnahatta where native Americans would come to hunt and fish i Eric Sanderson moved from California to work at the Bronx Zoo New York Zoological Park and because of a British map created during the Revolutionary War, became fascinated with the idea of what Manhattan looked like before Henry Hudson arrived.

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Other editions – View all Mannahatta: Mostly pictures, really interesting ones. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Wild Urban Plants of the Northeast: My used copy was stamped by the Wellesley Free Public Library. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, ov it in, give it a second life. It’s science-oriented, but not too over the head of a lay person with a humanities degree like me.