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Gotham unbound : the ecological history of greater New York

Title
Gotham unbound : the ecological history of greater New York / Ted Steinberg.
Author
Steinberg, Theodore, 1961-
Publication
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014.

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Description
xxii, 517 pages : illustrations, maps; 25 cm
Alternative Title
Ecological history of greater New York
Subjects
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 389-494) and index.
Contents
Part One. Under water, 1609-1789 : Entrepôt -- George Washington stepped here -- Part Two. The great transformation, 1790-1920 : The reticulation -- Adventures in drainage -- The revenge of Thomas Dongan -- The open loop -- The exploding metropolis -- Two-dimensional Gotham -- Part Three. Night comes to the marshes, 1900-1980 : The road to Hermitville -- The landscapers of Queens -- The wilds of Staten Island -- The massifs of Fresh Kills -- The great Hackensack disappearing act -- Part Four. The green colossus, 1960-2012 : The age of limits -- The Big Apple biome -- The future of New York.
Call Number
QH105.N7
ISBN
  • 9781476741246
  • 1476741247
  • 9781476741284
  • 147674128X
LCCN
  • 2013036197
  • 99960028084
OCLC
  • 857754181
  • 857754181
Author
Steinberg, Theodore, 1961-
Title
Gotham unbound : the ecological history of greater New York / Ted Steinberg.
Publisher
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014.
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Type of Content
text
still image
Type of Medium
cartographic image
Type of Carrier
volume
Summary
"When Henry Hudson dropped anchor in 1609, Mannahatta was a vast forest inhabited by the Lenape Indians ... Over the years it gave way to an onslaught managed by thousands, from Governor John Montgomerie, who turned water lots into land, and John Randel, who imposed the grid plan on Manhattan, to Robert Moses, Donald Trump, and Michael Bloomberg ... Here, in full, glorious detail is an epic 400 years in the making. It is the story of New York's struggle with the natural world, of the lives and decisions that transformed waterscape and landscape so as to accommodate 6 percent of the nation's entire population. It is the story of Gotham Unbound."--Jacket.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 389-494) and index.
Added Title
Ecological history of greater New York
Other Standard Identifier
99960028084
Research Call Number
*R-USLHG QH105.N7 S77 2014
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