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12%OFFRobert Sullivan - The Meadowlands: Wilderness Adventures on the Edge of New York City - 9781862077621 - V9781862077621
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The Meadowlands: Wilderness Adventures on the Edge of New York City

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Description for The Meadowlands: Wilderness Adventures on the Edge of New York City Paperback. Five miles west of New York City, the Meadowlands is a vilified and smelly tract of swampland. The author tramps through the muck on foot, and navigates the polluted rivers in a canoe, describing the industrial detritus, and observing the rich diversity of wildlife. This is an ode to an overlooked American borderland. Num Pages: 224 pages, maps. BIC Classification: 1KBBEY; WTL. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 196 x 130 x 16. Weight in Grams: 170.
Just five miles west of New York City, the Meadowlands is an untamed, vilified, half-developed and smelly tract of swampland. It is home to rare birds and missing bodies, tranquil marshes and a major sports arena, burning garbage dumps and corporate headquarters, the remains of the original Penn Station and possibly those of more than one mafioso. Acclaimed writer Robert Sullivan proves himself to be the perfect explorer, historian and archaeologist for this fragile yet amazingly resilient region. He tramps through the muck on foot and navigates the polluted rivers in a canoe, all the while describing the industrial detritus ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
2006
Publisher
Granta Books
Number of pages
224
Condition
New
Number of Pages
224
Place of Publication
London, United Kingdom
ISBN
9781862077621
SKU
V9781862077621
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About Robert Sullivan
Robert Sullivan is a contributing editor to Vogue and a frequent contributor to The New Yorker. He is the author of Rats: A Year with New York's Most Unwanted Inhabitants and A Whale Hunt. He lives in New York.

Reviews for The Meadowlands: Wilderness Adventures on the Edge of New York City
'Sullivan's book is a journey into nature, the past, polluting and eccentricity... You'll be giving this book for birthdays and holidays as long as you're alive' Frank McCourt 'Sullivan's account of the Meadowlands is anecdotal and genial, but his book takes up serious matters... this book suggests a challenging new model for how we ought to pay attention' New York ... Read more

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