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.