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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The section about the future of Manhattan made a lot of claims that seemed unnecessary and self-assured. His explanation of finding the British Headquarters Map from the Revolutionary War and figuring out how to reference it to modern GPS data points to have a precise, high-resolution framework for the ecological extrapolations is better than the stuff of movies.

Who would not be curious to see what the place where they grew up looked like years ago? Don’t have a Kindle?

My used copy was stamped by the Want to Read saving…. This was an incredible undertaking, to recreate a detailed map of the natural world on Manhattan at the time the Dutch arrived. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

While Boer’s nayural 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! Mannahatta is a groundbreaking work that provides not only a window into the past, but also inspiration for the future. Jul 23, Margaret Sankey rated it really liked it.


‘Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City’

Write a customer review. Sanderson describes his techniques for recreating the environment clearly and it is fascinating.

Jun 05, Todd Stockslager rated it it was amazing Shelves: East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. 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.

Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City – Eric W. Sanderson – Google Books

Sep 10, Armand rated it liked it. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Absolutely stunning and lavishly produced work cuty the geographic history of Manhattan Island, from before Dutch contact through the evolution of the urban metropolis, and the effects on the surrounding ecology–oyster beds, the Hudson River, marshland, old cemeteries, storm drains, the importation of European trees, the spiritual life of the Lenape, passenger pigeons and sandbars.

On September 12,Henry Hudson first set eyes on the land that would become Manhattan. Preview — Mannahatta by Eric Nztural. Into the heyday of the concrete city of this day and age, and enw splendid view on the re-invention of the future yokr, especially it’s turn towards ecology. 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. A marvelously inventive reconstruction of Manhattan Island on the eve of Henry Hudson’s voyage up the river that bears his name in This is not a book about New York’s future, but about its past.


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Sign in via your Institution Sign in. Jul 10, Elizabeth rated it really liked it. Cit book really disappointed me. But many of the interesting details are literally unreadable in the Kindle version.

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. I would love to see the author do similar views of other cities, say 12th Century London or Paris.

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

My used copy was stamped by the Wellesley Free Public Library. I actually bought it as a gift for a neighbour with a son living in New York and who visits there frequently. Soms wat technisch, maar het idee achter het boek is al een reden om het eens van de boekenplank te pakken.

The pictures were very interesting, and a lot of the things Sanderson says near the beginning of the book were quite informative. To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above.