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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
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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." -- Book jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Steinberg, Theodore
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QH105.N7
LC item number
S77 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Natural history
  • Ecology
  • Natural history
  • New York (State)
  • United States
Label
Gotham unbound : the ecological history of greater New York, Ted Steinberg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 389-494) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
857754181
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
Extent
xxii, 517 pages
Isbn
9781476741284
Lccn
2013036197
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)857754181
Label
Gotham unbound : the ecological history of greater New York, Ted Steinberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 389-494) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
857754181
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
Extent
xxii, 517 pages
Isbn
9781476741284
Lccn
2013036197
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)857754181

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