Field Guide to the Natural World of New York City

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JHU Press, Nov 30, 2007 - Nature - 353 pages

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.

 

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Contents

FOREWORD
11
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
13
1 THE NATURAL HISTORY OF NEW YORK CITY
19
2 THE PARKS
25
3 FOREVER WILD
105
4 ANIMALS
115
5 PLANTS
259
6 MUSHROOMS
315
7 GEOLOGY
323
ORGANIZATIONS
334
BIBLIOGRAPHY
335
INDEX
341
CREDITS
353
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About the author (2007)

Leslie Day is a New York City naturalist. Dr. Day taught environmental science and biology for more than twenty years. Today, she leads nature tours in New York City Parks for the New York Historical Society, the High Line Park, Fort Tryon Park Trust, Riverside Park Conservancy, and New York City Audubon. 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.

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