Go Wild in New York City (Hardcover)

By Brad Matsen, Paul Corio (Illustrator), Kate Lake (Illustrator)

National Geographic Society, 9780792279822, 80pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2005

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Description

How wild is New York City?

Well, you can ride a subway car through giant cracks in the Earth. Watch monarch butterflies floating among skyscrapers on their annual trip from Mexico to Canada. Drink mountain rainwater piped a hundred miles through some of the world's biggest tunnels. Spy on horseshoe crabs (that showed up on Earth before the dinosaurs) as they crawl up to lay their eggs on city beaches every June.

And that's all just for starters.

Open this book and discover a side of New York City you never dreamed was there--go wild

"Go Wild in New York City is a wonderful idea. It can bring light and the excitement of adventure to children in the real world where most live and draw them to science education. I got my start as a biologist on 'expeditions' in the heart of Washington, DC, when I was nine years old, and would have been inspired by this book."--E. O. Wilson, biologist and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for On Human Nature and The Ants

"This imaginative book introduces children to the bounty of New York City and its earthly treasures--the waterways, natural resources, and wildlife that bring it to life. New York is brimming with science in the most unexpected places. What a wonderful resource for families, teachers, and backyard explorers of all ages."--Joan Ganz Cooney, cofounder of the Children's Television Workshop and cocreator of Sesame Street


About the Author

Brad Matsen is the New York Times bestselling author of Titanic's Last Secrets: The Further Adventures of Shadow Divers; Descent: The Heroic Discovery of the Abyss, a finalist for the 2006 Los Angeles Times Book Prize; and the Incredible Deep-Sea Adventures series for children, the winner of the 2004 National Science Teachers Award. He lives in Port Townsend, Washington. PAUL CORIO is a painter who lives and works in New York City. He has exhibited in many NYC galleries, as well as galleries in London and Paris, and has written criticism for Abstract Critical, Henri Art Magazine, On Verge, Painter's Table, and the self-published No Hassle at the Castle. He is represented by McKenzie Fine Art, New York, and is a part-time faculty member at the Parsons School of Design. He is also a jazz musician and an avid horseplayer. KATE LAKE is a writer, illustrator, and designer. She is the author and illustrator of Zero to Fifty, and she lives in Seattle.
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