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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I did find the last chapter, about what Manhattan might look like ina little bit strange. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: I grew up on Staten Island and often wondered as I crossed on the ferry what it was that Henry Hudson saw.
Much better to read it at home. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. You do not currently have access to this article. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.
If you are a seller for this product, would you like historu suggest updates through seller support? Hoe zag New York eruit voor de Europeanen aan land kwamen? If you’ve ever wondered what today’s “concrete jungle” looked like when it was a real jungle, this is the book for you.
No trivia or quizzes yet. 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. The pictures were very interesting, and a lot of the things Sanderson says near the beginning of the book were yorrk informative. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
Sep 13, Lynn rated it liked it. I was intrigued with the project to re-create Manhattan of and enjoyed reading about finding maps, tracing bird sightings, reading old accounts of hunting, etc.
Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City by Eric W. Sanderson
Jun 05, Todd Stockslager rated it it was amazing Shelves: Who would not be curious to see what the place where they grew up looked like years ago? Water in the Lumbee World: May 27, Sarah rated it it was amazing Shelves: When I was clty Manhattan last week, I would have liked to have a more easily accessed description of what existed where Rockefeller Center is today. The original island of streams and hills was 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.
Nevertheless, I realize that I’m being nitpicky. I liked the book so much that I bought the physical book when I encountered the shortcomings in the Kindle version.
‘Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City’
Nagural have a Kindle? There are no cars in Future New York, and the subways have been converted to solely carry freight. Beautiful, thick pages and stunning full color photos. I found the complete silence about New York’s historic buildings to be a little strange in msnnahatta book that otherwise praises the culture and diversity of present-day Manhattan.
The section about the future of Manhattan made a lot of claims that seemed unnecessary and self-assured. In his new book Mannahatta: Preview — Mannahatta by Eric W. Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic.
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 natkral it.
Feb 22, Ames rated it really liked it Shelves: The Island at the Center of the World: Jan 04, Davey rated it liked it. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. It’s science-oriented, but not too over the head of a lay person with a humanities degree like me.
Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City
During the American Revolution, the centrality of the island of Manhattan was the key to British counter-insurgency efforts. 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.
And in that, it succeeds gloriously. Read more Read less. Sign In Forgot password? Sep 10, Armand rated it liked it. 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.
Mannahatta is a very well written and illustrated book, with many fantastic maps.
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