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Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City (original 2009; udgave 2009)

af Eric W. Sanderson (Forfatter)

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Reconstructs the ecological history of Manhattan through period maps, archeological discoveries, and computational geography to create pictures and descriptions of Manhattan from 1609 to the present day.
Medlem:DanielSchoenmann
Titel:Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City
Forfattere:Eric W. Sanderson (Forfatter)
Info:Harry N. Abrams (2009), Edition: 1st, 352 pages
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Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City af Eric W. Sanderson (2009)

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This has a British War Map of Manhattan Island dating from 1782-1783! ( )
  NickMat | Feb 6, 2014 |
If you care about the history of Manhattan at all you must read this book. Splendid maps and illustrations. ( )
  EctopicBrain | Jul 31, 2012 |
Just took a look at this book today in the library. Beautiful, thick pages and stunning full color photos. What a cool project! I love the side-by-side comparisons of Mannahatta with modern day Manhattan. ( )
  lemontwist | Apr 10, 2012 |
Fascinating look at the changes in Manhattan over the past four hundred years. Having lived in the city, I love the history of how the city has changed, and I love to look at old maps of the city, fitting in the images of the way it was then with the way it is now.

From a natural history standpoint, this is a perfect example of that -- the renderings of how the island must have looked in 1609 and the descriptions of how the team that worked on the images came to make them are equally fascinating. 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. ( )
  stephaniechase | Sep 6, 2009 |
It has been a long time since I read a book with a natural history focus, and I was pleased at both how much I remembered from school and how much there was to learn again. While the title of the book is self-explanatory, the gist of it is anything but. This is more than a retelling of New York City based on primary documents and geographical reporting. Sanderson is able to cut through much of the historical clutter to bring the reader a clear-cut version of Manhattan before it was a city.

The true claim to fame of this book is the illustrations. Using the British Headquarters Map (1782-83), Sanderson was able to recreate the topography of the island as it appeared to Henry Hudson in 1609 when he landed on the island. As he studied the map, Sanderson found that it was assembled incorrectly at the National Archives of the United Kingdom. Using a computer imaging program, he realigned the map to its correct placement and voila, he had a “topographical and historical encyclopedia” of Manhattan before development. He used this map and other historical documents to create GIS points and layers that correspond to the current Manhattan. The result was a series of side-by-side images of the current Manhattan landscape and the landscape of Mannahatta (the original Lanape name for the island) circa 1609.

The illustrations are extraordinary and breathtaking. Although I read each chapter, looking through the images and reading the captions will fascinate even the cursorily curious. His research into the ways of life of the original inhabitants is intriguing and provides more in-depth analysis of this remarkable place. He ends the book with some thoughts about the future and sustainability in such a dense environment. This book was truly awesome, and it receives my highest seal of approval.
4 stem Carlie | Aug 12, 2009 |
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Ten thousand years ago, Manhattan was a hill beside a great fjord, the Hudson River canyon. Before that, Manhattan was a doormat to ice--at least twice in the last two hundred thousand years glaciers have bloodied Manhattan's nose and scraped off her skin. Manhattan has also been part of the seabed, and lain for hundreds of millennia in the crust of the earth, deformed by extreme heat and pressure. Manhattan has also been part of a mountain range, probably many mountain ranges, which over millions of years eroded away into rubble. Manhattan has had pimply volcanoes, spent a dissolute youth in the tropics, known Europe and Africa on intimate terms, and crashed like a hot rod (geologically speaking) into North America. (p70)
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