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Author Day, Leslie, 1945-

Title A field guide to the natural world of New York City / by Leslie Day ; illustrated by Mark Klinger ; with a foreword by Michael Bloomberg
Published Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  917.470443 Day/Fgt  AVAILABLE
Description 353 pages : color illustrations, maps (some color)
Contents 1. The Natural History of New York City -- 2. The Parks -- 3. Forever Wild -- 4. Animals -- 5. Plants -- 6. Mushrooms -- 7. Geology
Summary "There is a secret world within New York City, a universe of creatures great and small living side-by-side with the Big Apple's Homo sapiens. 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. New York just might be the most biologically diverse city in temperate America." "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 both beautiful and informative. Divided into sections for animals, plants, mushrooms, and geology, this is a complete guide for the urban naturalist - from tips on identifying the city's flora and fauna to maps showing the nearest subway stop."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Natural history -- New York (State) -- New York -- Guidebooks.
New York (N.Y.) -- Guidebooks.
Genre/Form Guidebooks.
Author New York (N.Y.). Department of Parks and Recreation.
LC no. 2007006288
ISBN 9780801886812 hardcover alkaline paper
9780801886829 paperback alkaline paper
0801886813 hardcover alkaline paper
0801886821 paperback alkaline paper