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Field Guide to the Natural World of New York City

Day, Leslie, 1945- (Book - 2007 )
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
Field Guide to the Natural World of New York City


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Naturalist Day (The Elisabeth Morrow School/Bank Street College of Education) presents a natural history of New York City's lesser-known parks, their wildlife, plants, and geology. The tour extends from Pelham Bay Park in the Bronx to Mount Loretto Unique Area Nature Preserve on Staten Island. Published in association with the city's Department of Parks & Recreation, the guide features a foreword by Mayor Bloomberg, master list of "forever wild sites," lovely watercolor paintings by Klingler (Carnegie Museum of Natural History), color photos, maps showing the nearest subway stops, and local resources. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Johns Hopkins University Press

New York just might be the most biologically diverse city in temperate America. The five boroughs sit atop one of the most naturally rich sites in North America, directly under the Atlantic migratory flyway, at the mouth of a 300-mile-long river, and on three islands—Manhattan, Staten, and Long.

Leslie Day, a New York City naturalist, reveals this amazing world in her Field Guide to the Natural World of New York City. Combining the stunning paintings of Mark A. Klingler with a variety of photographs and maps, this book is a complete guide for the urban naturalist—with tips on identifying the city's flora and fauna and maps showing the nearest subway stop.

Here is your personal guide to the real wild side of America’s largest city. Throw it in your backpack, hop on the subway, and explore.



Blackwell North Amer
There is a secret world within New York City, a universe of creatures great and small living side-by-side with the Big Apple's Homo sapiens. The five boroughs sit atop one of the most naturally rich sites in North America, directly under the Atlantic migratory flyway, at the mouth of a 300-mile-long river, and on three islands - Manhattan, Staten, and Long. New York just might be the most biologically diverse city in temperate America.
Leslie Day, a New York City naturalist, reveals this amazing world in her Field Guide to the Natural World of New York City. Combining the stunning paintings of Mark A. Klingler with a variety of photographs and maps, this book is both beautiful and informative. Divided into sections for animals, plants, mushrooms, and geology, this is a complete guide for the urban naturalist - from tips on identifying the city's flora and fauna to maps showing the nearest subway stop.

Authors: Day, Leslie, 1945-
Statement of Responsibility: Leslie Day ; illustrated by Mark A. Klinger ; foreword by Michael R. Bloomberg
Title: Field guide to the natural world of New York City
Publisher: Baltimore :, Johns Hopkins University Press :, In association with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation,, 2007
Characteristics: 353 p. :,col. ill., maps (some col.) ;,22 cm.
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