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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‘Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City’

Using old maps and up-to-date computer technology, Sanderson tells a story unlike any other, an amazing feat given that the subject is one of the most written about and photographed places on earth.

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Mostly pictures, really interesting ones. I had previously shared information about Mannahatta with both of them. This led to the creation of a very fine map of Manhattan, the British Headquarters Map,so they could see the future they wanted. Well no but I loved every picture See and discover other items: This is an unusual and magical book, which I recommend highly for many of the reasons others cite.


The pictures are of course the highlight, but the text is clear and interesting, if a little more simplified than I’d have liked.

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. Apr 10, AJ rated it really liked it Shelves: Jul 09, Eliza rated it liked it Shelves: I found the complete silence about New York’s historic buildings to be a little strange in a book that cihy praises the culture and diversity of present-day Manhattan.

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Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City by Eric W. Sanderson

A Natural History of New York City is the astounding result of those efforts, reconstructing, in words and images, the wild island that millions of New Yorkers now call home. 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 Off, once was.

This book is the result of a tour-de-force lf historical scholarship and ecological modeling. This is not a book about New York’s future, but about its past.

Ships from and sold by Amazon. Related articles in Google Scholar. Fascinating look at the changes in Manhattan over the past four hundred years. But what really did it for yofk were the illustrations: An added plus is his optimistic vision of a sustainable future that we can create in this place of abundance.


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ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. There are no cars in Future New York, and the subways have been converted to solely carry ,annahatta. Refresh and try again. Aug 24, Diane rated it liked it Recommends it for: Feb 11, Topher rated it really liked it Shelves: Sign In or Create an Account. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Buy the selected items together This item: You do not currently have access to hustory article. The final chapter, which gives the author’s take on what New York City might look like years from now, seemed quite unrealistic to me.

By geographically matching an 18th-century map with one of the modern if, 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.

Mannahatta is a groundbreaking work that provides not only a window into the past, but also inspiration for the future.