High Rock and The Greenbelt
Mitchell (1932-2007) was science editor for Newsweek and environmental editor of National Geographic. His 1976 environmental classic, High Rock: A Natural and Unnatural History was instrumental in the preservation of the High Rock natural area on Staten Island, which was the first step in connecting 2,800 acres of natural areas to create the Staten Island Greenbelt. Part 1 of this work presents the original 1976 book, including the original edition's b&w illustrations by Staten Islander Marbury Brown. Part 2 reviews the current status of High Rock and the Staten Island Greenbelt and presents a moderated discussion between park administrators, government officials, academics, and citizen conservationists, edited from a September 2008 meeting. There is also a directory describing Greenbelt nature centers, trail systems, museums, and other resources. Part 2 also includes contemporary color photos of the park by Dorothy Reilly, a member of the Staten Island Greenbelt Foundation. There is no subject index. Editor Little is an environmental writer. The book is distributed in the US by the University of Virginia Press. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
the making of New York City's largest park
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