Mannahatta A Natural History of New York City It s difficult to imagine today what Manhattan would have looked like to its early explorers before the skyscrapers the crowded sidewalks and the busy intersections Ten years ago landscape ecologist

  • Title: Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City
  • Author: Eric W. Sanderson
  • ISBN: 0810996332
  • Page: 170
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  • It s difficult to imagine today what Manhattan would have looked like to its early explorers before the skyscrapers, the crowded sidewalks and the busy intersections Ten years ago landscape ecologist Eric Sanderson came across a British Headquarters map from 1782 By geographically matching, or geo referencing, this historical map with a map of modern Manhattan and examining volumes of historical documents and journals, he has been able to visually reconstruct, down to the city block, what Manhattan looked like four hundred years ago, from the forests of Times Square, the wetlands of downtown, the meadows of Harlem and the Upper West Side and the nomadic tribe settlements of Chinatown and the Upper East Side.Although the lush forests, rolling hills and flowing streams have long disappeared, Mannahatta A Natural History of New York City brings this wild island of Henry Hudson s era to life through insightful text, maps, illustrations, and computer visualisations Published to coincide with New York s 400 year anniversary, Mannahatta is not only a view of the past, but is also an inspiration for a new vision of the future.

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    235 thoughts on “Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City”

    1. Todo lo que se podía esperar, perfecto y a un precio muy ajustado. Encuadernación en tapa dura y guardapáginas incluido.


    2. For some time, I've idly wondered if Manhattan, in its pre built-up days, ever had streams and ponds, or if it simply wasn't large enough for that. Well, thanks to this book, now I know: it did indeed have them, quite a few actually. This and so much more I learned from this extensively researched and profusely illustrated look back on what that relatively small island near the Hudson River's mouth looked like before the European settlers got their hands on it.The detailed descriptions of the [...]


    3. I grew up on Staten Island and often wondered as I crossed on the ferry what it was that Henry Hudson saw. A remarkable book. Love it, love it, LOVE IT!


    4. Beautiful book. My used copy was stamped by the Wellesley Free Public Library. I called the library to make sure the book had not been stolen and was told it was not. Don't know why they chose to get rid of it. The pictures of Manhattan as it might have appeared in 1600 are wonderful to look at. The research about the natural history and human history of the island is fun to read and fuels the imagination of anyone who loves New York.


    5. 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 suggestion for me to buy became the trigger for me to grab it. I actually bought it as a gift for a neighbour with a son living in New York and who visits there frequently. I had previously shared information about Mannahatta with both of them.As an intermittent visitor to New York, first in 1968, I've had an ongoing interest and have purchase [...]


    6. Who would not be curious to see what the place where they grew up looked like 400 years ago? 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. 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. Matching photographs of [...]


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