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WORKS: ANATOMY OF A CITY

Written by Ascher, Kate
A fascinating guided tour of the ways things work in a modern city Have you ever wondered how the water in your faucet gets there? Where your garbage goes? What the pipes under city streets do? How bananas from Ecuador get to your local market? Why radiators in apartment buildings clang?
December 1, 2007 | Paperback | Penguin Group | 228 Pages |
$25.00
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ISLAND AT THE CENTER OF THE WORLD: THE EPIC STORY OF DUTCH MANHATTAN AND THE FORGOTTEN COLONY THAT SHAPED AMERICA

Written by Shorto, Russell
In a riveting, groundbreaking narrative, Russell Shorto tells the story of New Netherland, the Dutch colony which pre-dated the Pilgrims and established ideals of tolerance and individual rights that shaped American history. Astonishing . . . A book that will permanently alter the way we regard our collective past.
April 12, 2005 | Paperback | Vintage |
$17.95
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GOTHAM: A HISTORY OF NEW YORK CITY TO 1898 (REVISED)

Written by Wallace, Mike
To European explorers, it was Eden, a paradise of waist-high grasses, towering stands of walnut, maple, chestnut, and oak, and forests that teemed with bears, wolves, raccoons, beavers, otters, and foxes.
October 19, 2000 | Paperback | Oxford University Press, USA | 1408 Pages |
$34.95
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HISTORIC MAPS AND VIEWS OF NEW YORK

Written by Virga, Vincent
A first-of-its-kind collection of twenty-four historic maps and views of New York City, specially bound so they can be removed easily and framed in standard-size frames. Historic Maps and Views of New York is a unique and fascinating collection of twenty-four New York maps and views dating from the 1600s through the present.
June 1, 2008 | Paperback | Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers |
$19.99
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NEW YORK 2000: ARCHITECTURE AND URBANISM FROM THE BICENTENNIAL TO THE MILLENNIUM

Written by Tilove, Jacob
Touted by Publisher's Weekly as "an unprecedented record," the new book in the New York series, New York 2000, is indeed an exceptional survey of this great city's architectural heritage. As the world's financial and cultural capital, New York demands the best in architectural design and balances the constant pressure to build with the need to preserve its historic fabric.
November 2, 2006 | Hardcover | Monacelli Press | 1520 Pages |
$100.00
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HOW THE OTHER HALF LIVES

Written by Riis, Jacob A
Jacob Riis's illustrated tour of New York's slums had an immediate and extraordinary impact on society, inspiring reforms that changed the face of the city. In 1890, when the book was published, the Lower East Side was a landscape of teeming streets and filthy tenements crowded with immigrants living in dreadful conditions.
November 1, 1997 | Paperback | Penguin Group | 256 Pages |
$17.00
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MURDER OF THE CENTURY: THE GILDED AGE CRIME THAT SCANDALIZED A CITY AND SPARKED THE TABLOID WARS

Written by Collins, Paul
"No writer better articulates ourinterest in the confluence of hope, eccentricity, and the timelessness of the bold and strange than Paul Collins."--DAVE EGGERS
April 24, 2012 | Paperback | Broadway Books | 325 Pages |
$16.00
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ALL THE BUILDINGS IN NEW YORK

Written by Hancock, James Gulliver
A charmingly illustrated journey through New York City, neighborhood by neighborhood. All the Buildings in New York is a love letter to New York City, told through James Gulliver Hancock's unique and charming drawings of the city's diverse architectural styles and cityscape.
April 2, 2013 | Hardcover | Universe Publishing(NY) |
$19.95
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HELLO NEW YORK

Written by Rothman, Julia
Anyone who hearts New York will love this illustrated homage to the city.
March 18, 2014 | Hardcover | Chronicle Books |
$18.95
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UP IN THE OLD HOTEL

Written by Mitchell, Joseph
Up in the Old Hotel had its beginnings in the nineteen-thirties, in the hopelessness of the early days of the Great Depression, when Joseph Mitchell, at that time a young newspaper reporter in New York City, gradually became aware that the people be respected the most and got the most pleasure out of interviewing were really pretty strange.
June 1, 1993 | Paperback | Vintage | 736 Pages |
$18.00

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