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The Resource Gotham unbound : the ecological history of greater New York, Ted Steinberg

Gotham unbound : the ecological history of greater New York, Ted Steinberg

Label
Gotham unbound : the ecological history of greater New York
Title
Gotham unbound
Title remainder
the ecological history of greater New York
Statement of responsibility
Ted Steinberg
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • From Henry Hudson's discovery of Manhattan to Hurricane Sandy, Steinberg provides a sweeping ecological history of one of the most man-made spots on earth. He recounts the four-century history of how hundreds of square miles of open marshlands became home to six percent of the nation's population. You will see the metropolitan area anew, not just as a dense urban goliath but as an estuary once home to miles of oyster reefs, wolves, whales, and blueberry bog thickets
  • "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." -- Book jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Steinberg, Theodore
Dewey number
508.747
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QH105.N7
LC item number
S77 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ecology
  • Ecology
  • Human ecology
  • Human ecology
  • Natural history
  • Natural history
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • New York Region
  • Ecology
  • Natural history
  • New York (State)
  • United States
Label
Gotham unbound : the ecological history of greater New York, Ted Steinberg
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"June 2014"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 389-494) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. Under water, 1609-1789. Entrepôt ; George Washington stepped here -- Part 2. 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 3. 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 4. The green colossus, 1960-2012. The age of limits ; The Big Apple biome ; The future of New York
Control code
ocn857754181
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xxii, 517 pages
Isbn
9781476741284
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013036197
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)857754181
  • (Sirsi) a1753641
Label
Gotham unbound : the ecological history of greater New York, Ted Steinberg
Publication
Note
"June 2014"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 389-494) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. Under water, 1609-1789. Entrepôt ; George Washington stepped here -- Part 2. 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 3. 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 4. The green colossus, 1960-2012. The age of limits ; The Big Apple biome ; The future of New York
Control code
ocn857754181
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xxii, 517 pages
Isbn
9781476741284
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013036197
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)857754181
  • (Sirsi) a1753641

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