Opposite Views of Manhattan

What was it like before we got here, what will happen when we’re gone?

Eric Sanderson of the Wildlife Conservation Society (the folks who run the zoos of NYC) is leading a project that is attempting, “to reconstruct the ecology of Manhattan when Henry Hudson first sailed by in 1609…” What was this island like before Europeans got here? Stay tuned for an exhibit at the Bronx Zoo, and a interactive web site. 

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Alan Weisman has written a book called The World Without Us that describes what will happen to the earth if all the people were suddenly gone. Here is a good interview with Weisman, and check out the slideshow of what will happen to New York City when we’re all gone.

 

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