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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Jul 23, Margaret Sankey rated it really liked it. 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! Still, histody to look at the exquisite renderings and ponder deeply what was, what is and the losses of the Native Americans.

During the American Revolution, the centrality of the island of Manhattan was the key to British counter-insurgency efforts. Mar 29, Garrett Cash rated it liked it Shelves: And in that, it succeeds gloriously. Explore the Home Gift Guide. In some ndw, this is a back-to-front version of The World Without Us, Alan Weisman’s look forward to a post-human world.

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Nevertheless, I realize that I’m being nitpicky. No trivia or quizzes yet. What I did not like was his ridiculous assumptions of what Manhattan will be in Ships from and naturall by Amazon. Books by Eric W.

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On September 12,Henry Hudson first set eyes on the land that would become Manhattan. I think this definitely helps show the clarity of the illustrations you can’t see through the pages to what’s on the other sidebut this is not a good book to take with you when you’re traveling.


I would mannahattta enjoyed a little more nwe how “modern” New Yorkers restructured the island, but perhaps that is another book. Please try again later. Account Options Sign in.

Beautiful, thick pages and stunning full color photos. Sanderson of the Wildlife Conservation Society considers what Manhattan was like a short years ago, before the first settlers arrived. If only for the natural cooling c 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 Mannahatta, once was.

This particular book is superb for anyone interested in Manhattan or in the process of providing an historical setting for any such significant location.

‘Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City’

hiwtory Illustrations by Markley Boyer Sanderson and Boyer turn detective to create a probabilistic time machine and show a plausible picture of what Manhattan could have looked like in when it was first seen by European eyes.

Just took a look at this book today in the library.

Abrams May 28, Language: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The pictures are of course the highlight, but the text is clear and interesting, if a little more simplified than I’d have liked. It’s difficult for us to imagine what he saw, but for more than a decade, landscape ecologist Eric Sanderson has been working to do just that.

This is a massive book – but with pages of appendices and thick paper for the pages, not to mention an abundance of illustrations, it’s also a quick read, and a beautiful book to enjoy.

The book seems to be part of a tribute to the year anniversary of the discovery of Manhattan and the parts that are paean to the city are pretty boring. You could not be signed in. Mannahatta the book is serious science but is as readable x any historical blockbuster an excerpt from the book can be read here.


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Or should I rephrase? One person found this helpful. It is also on heavy paper with wonderful maps. When I was in Manhattan last week, I would have liked to have a more easily accessed description of what existed where Rockefeller Center is today. Oct 04, Stephen rated it really liked it Shelves: East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.

He is currently working on an urban environmental history of Minneapolis. The designers worked closely with Sanderson over the past year and a half on the design and development of the book and exhibition. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Anyone who is familiar with Manhattan will love to see the differences in the city, although perhaps only those who have been all the way uptown to Inwood and Washington Heights can truly appreciate the information presented here.

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. My used copy was stamped by the It is the only map in existence that shows most of Manhattan’s original topography though without a way to translate the scale used before the major excavations of the nineteenth century flattened it.