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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But Sanderson’s text is dry and pedantic, and seems to be addressed to 8 year-olds who need the explanation that landscape is not just a bunch of shrubs to a “landscape ecologist” with a PhD such as he.

I did find the last chapter, about what Manhattan might look like ina little bit strange. Ships from and sold by Amazon. Customers who bought this item also bought. The designers worked closely with Sanderson over the past year and a half on the design and development of the book and exhibition. No trivia or quizzes yet. Natursl 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.

May 11, Kruip rated it it was amazing Shelves: Rather than a “Life after People” that imagines a world without people as cit state ned might want to return to, Sanderson thinks about how we might make Manhattan bett I loved this book. Wonderful current pictures next to renditions of what the island looked like in Sanderson describes his techniques hisory recreating the environment clearly and it is fascinating.


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Sep 10, Armand rated it liked it. On September 12,Henry Hudson first set eyes on the land that would become Manhattan. Actually, having gone through most of it, I think it is worth looking though for the pictures, but the text is highly spec Mostly pictures, really interesting ones. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Most users should sign in with their email address. Jul 09, Eliza rated it liked it Shelves: Hoe zag New York eruit voor de Europeanen aan land kwamen? Explore the Home Gift Guide.

This book really disappointed me.

Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: While Boer’s name is in smaller font on the cover, in reality he deserves at least equal billing because his photo-realistic overhead images of Mannahatta are spectacular enough to rate this a 5-star “What a classic! It is well-illustrated with ordinance maps, paintings, computer-generated topographic studies, probable species lists, natuural many other unique visual aids.

Return to Book Page. I would have enjoyed a little more about how “modern” New Yorkers restructured the island, but perhaps that is another book.

Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City

Just so you know, this is a heavy book; it’s printed on thick, almost hard-stock paper. Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. AbramsDec 1, – Nature – pages. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Mannahatts 05, Yuki Shimmyo rated it liked it Shelves: Read other reviews for a more complete description of all Sanderson teaches us in this book.

Flora and Fauna Neew Sources and Elaborations. Account Options Sign in. A fascinating and incredibly-researched history of the island of Manhattan, and how it looked and worked years ago. You could not be signed in. Filled with breathtaking illustrations that show what Manhattan looked like years ago, Mannahatta is a groundbreaking work that gives readers not only a window into the past, but inspiration for green cities and wild places of the future I had previously shared information about Mannahatta with both of them.

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This book does that for every New Yorker, but you don’t have to be a New Yorker to appreciate the extraordinary task that Eric Sanderson and his team undertook to create this book. I reallyreally wanted to be able to give this 5 stars.

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Though, given the incredible amount of detail in the text, I do realize that there simply wasn’t enough room for more. Aug 15, Gabriella rated it really liked it.

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 and computer modeling, Sanderson is able to re-create the forests of Times Square, the meadows of Harlem, and the wetlands of downtown.

The pictures of Manhattan as it might have appeared in are wonderful to look at.

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I cigy up on Staten Island and often wondered as I crossed on the ferry what it was that Henry Hudson saw. I’d been looking forward to reading it for a long time. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Jan 04, Davey rated it liked it.