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Field Guide to the Natural World of New York City - cover

Field Guide to the Natural World of New York City

Leslie Day

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

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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). 
 
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. 
 
“Dr. Day . . . A sort of Julia Child of nature.” —Ellen Pall, New York Times 
 
“Provides historic facts, photographs and maps to give a snapshot of the city’s natural resources and to remind hard-charging New Yorkers of the unchanging parts of their environment.” —Sally Goldenberg, Staten Island Advance 
 
“This book should be in every New Yorker’s library as both reference and inspiration for low-carbon-impact journeys to places of unexpected beauty and tranquility.” —Crawford-Doyle Booksellers Newsletter 
 
“You may well wonder why I am reviewing a book about New York city when we preach 'local, local, local' throughout these pages. I'll tell you, because this beautifully illustrated handbook is a wonderful example of exploring the bucolic city. . . . All illustrated with gorgeous watercolors by Klingler. We should have one of these. But in the meantime, you will find many of the same species in our fair cities., so why not pick up a copy for inspiration?”—Minneapolis Observer Quarterly
Available since: 05/10/2013.
Print length: 356 pages.

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