Meet the brilliant creator of “Mannahatta Project”

Image:  Markley Boyer, Mannahatta Project/Wildlife Conservation Society

Image: Markley Boyer, Mannahatta Project/Wildlife Conservation Society

Ever wondered what Manhattan was like before the accretion of asphalt, tall buildings, millions of settlers and all their stuff?  According to Dr. Eric Sanderson, the island was once a natural landscape of forests, fields, beaches and marshes supporting a rich and abundant plant and animal community including bears, wolves, songbirds, and salamanders. 

His book, “Mannahatta:  A Natural History of New York City”, explains the fascinating detective and analytic process of understanding  the geology and eco-systems of 1609 Manhattan and how he came to illustrate it in vivid detail. Come hear Dr. Eric Sanderson, speak about this amazing project on Saturday, September 19th.

“Mannahatta – A Look at the Natural History of New York City, 1609″
2:30 PM to 3:30 PM Pershing Hall, Governors Island
Sponsored by the National Park Service
Ferry information:  www.govisland.com

Copies of New York Times bestseller, “Mannahatta:  A Natural History of New York City” are available for purchase in the NPS Governors Island bookstores.

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