Field Guide to the Natural World of New York City (Paperback)

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By Leslie Day, Mark A. Klingler (Illustrator), Michael R. Bloomberg (Foreword by)
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This little gem fills you in on everything finned, furred, feathered, or leafed, and how to find it, in all five boroughs.--House and Garden

Second place for scholarly/reference books (design), Bookbinders' Guild of New York 2008 New York Book Show.

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.

About the Author

Leslie Day is a New York City naturalist. The author of Honeybee Hotel: The Waldorf Astoria's Rooftop Garden and the Heart of NYC, Field Guide to the Street Trees of New York City, and Field Guide to the Neighborhood Birds of New York City, Dr. Day taught environmental science and biology for more than twenty years. Today, she leads nature walks, gives talks, and teaches at the New York Botanical Garden. Mark A. Klingler is a scientific illustrator at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. He was trained at Carnegie Mellon University and Pennsylvania Academy of the Arts. His work has appeared internationally in major scientific journals and popular magazines, as well as museums and art forums across the country.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780801886829
ISBN-10: 0801886821
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication Date: December 1st, 2007
Pages: 356
Language: English