A Natural History of New York City: A Personal Report After Fifty Years of Study & Enjoyment of Wildlife Within the Boundaries of Greater New York

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Fordham Univ Press, 1982 - History - 428 pages
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This has been called "the side-walk superintendent's guide" to the inner workings of New York.
 

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Contents

History
1
Geology
19
Geography and Climate
35
Beginning in a Small Way
43
FreshWater Wonders
68
An Ample Supply of Insects
82
About the Fish in Troubled Waters
111
Amphibians and Reptiles
136
Lowly Forms of Plant Life
164
An Endless Array of Flowers
176
Of Trees and Shrubs
242
Mammals within the City Gates
290
Sea Birds Shore Birds and Waterfowl
315
The Upland Birds
345
The Four Seasons in the City
397
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John Francis Kieran (August 2, 1892 - December 9, 1981) was an American author, journalist, amateur naturalist and radio and television personality.

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