The Other Islands of New York City A History and Guide Third Edition

The Other Islands of New York City  A History and Guide  Third Edition

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Seitz, Sharon Miller, Stuart The Other Islands of New York City: A History and Guide / by Sharon Seitz & Stuart Miller.—3rd ed. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references (p.

Author: Sharon Seitz

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN: 9781581578867

Category: Travel

Page: 344

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“A well-written and comprehensive tale . . . a lively history of the people and events that forged modern-day New York City.”—The Urban Audubon Experience a seldom-seen New York City with journalists and NYC natives Sharon Seitz and Stuart Miller as they show you the 42 islands in this city’s diverse archipelago. Within the city’s boundaries there are dozens of islands—some famous, like Ellis, some infamous, like Rikers, and others forgotten, like North Brother, where Typhoid Mary spent nearly 30 years in confinement. While the spotlight often falls on the museums, trends, and restaurants of Manhattan, the city’s other islands have vivid and intriguing stories to tell. They offer the day-tripper everything from nature trails to military garrisons. This detailed guide and comprehensive history will give you a sense of how New York City’s politics, population, and landscape have evolved over the last several centuries through the prism of its islands. Full of practical information on how to reach each island, what you’ll see there, and colorful stories, facts, and legends, The Other Islands of New York City is much more than a travel guide.
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New York Scientific

New York Scientific

Kelly, Cynthia C. and Norris, Robert S., A Guide to the Manhattan Project in Manhattan (Washington, ... Seitz, Sharon and Miller, Stuart, The Other Islands of New York City: A History and Guide, Third Edition (Woodstock, ...

Author: István Hargittai

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198769873

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This book introduces the reader to the visible memorabilia of science and scientists in all the five boroughs of New York City - statues, busts, plaques, buildings, and other artifacts. In addition, it extends to some scientists and institutions currently operating in the city. New York has been known as a world center of commerce, finance, communications, transportation, and culture, but it also is a world center in science. The city is home to renowned universities and research laboratories, a museum of natural history and other museums related to science, a science academy, historical societies, botanical gardens and zoos, libraries, and a Hall of Science as well as a large number of world-renowned scientists. The book pays special attention to the role of this city in welcoming persecuted scientists and letting African-American and women scientists thrive. The book is presented in an informative and entertaining way, dotted with scientific gossip and anecdotes, and can be enjoyed even without the reader's actual presence in the city. Over eight hundred photographs illustrate the book. They may induce the reader to make their own discoveries in New York.
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Icebreaking Aboard the Westwind and Other Coast Guard Escapades

Icebreaking Aboard the Westwind and Other Coast Guard Escapades

The Other Islands of New York City, A History and Guide. Third Edition. By: Sharon Seitz and Stuart Miller. The Country Press. 2011. Rescue Warriors, the U. S. Coast Guard, America's Forgotten Heroes. By: David Helvarg.

Author: Michael A. Hatt

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 9781480925076

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 212

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Icebreaking Aboard the Westwind and Other Coast Guard Escapades By Michael A. Hatt Michael A. Hatt is a retired letter carrier with thirty-two years served working for the Postal Service. Now living out on an eighty acre farm, in a self-built home, Michael and his wife, Gloria, enjoy the solitude presented by nature and wildlife. Books, reading, and collecting have been an important part of his life, and now his many sea stories have been compiled into this edition. Writing of times gone by has proven to be an enjoyable experience, and those times can be enjoyed by all. Enlistment into the Coast Guard was the best option available for author Michael A. Hatt to avoid the draft during the turbulent sixties. With no wish to be included in the human fodder being sent to Vietnam, he followed the steps necessary to join the Guard. The Coast Guard's presence in Vietnam was small, with volunteers being the majority of members sent to Southeast Asia. His four years of military service would be an amazing experience for a young lad that included boot camp, Radioman School, and two years stationed aboard the polar icebreaker Westwind. Remote and desolate parts of the world that few people ever see were included in the events lived through by this Coastie. These experiences, not particularly enjoyed at the time, now make for a lighthearted look at the Coast Guard of the sixties.
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Island

Island

R. Powell and R. Henderson, 195—205. Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, Ithaca, NY. Lazell, J. 1996b. Guana Island: A natural history guide. Third edition. The Conservation Agency Occasional Paper I: 1–20.

Author: James Lazell

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520243521

Category: Nature

Page: 382

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"The most refreshing and entertaining expose on island biogeography I've read in ages."—Gregory K. Pregill, University of San Diego
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Moon Florida Keys

Moon Florida Keys

New York: Channel Lake, 2011. Part of the Tourist Town Guides series, this revised third edition contains information about the city's beaches, restaurants, hotels, and attractions. Keith, June. June Keith's Key West & The Florida Keys.

Author: Joshua Lawrence Kinser

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781640498594

Category: Travel

Page: 360

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From Miami to Loggerhead Key in the Dry Tortugas, get to know this free-spirited archipelago of beaches, palm trees, and fun with Moon Florida Keys. Inside you'll find: Flexible itineraries including a Key West getaway and a week-long road trip along the Overseas Highway, with coverage of Miami and an adventurous excursion into the Everglades Strategic advice for water sports lovers, wildlife fanatics, families with kids, foodies, and more Unique experiences and can't-miss sights: Explore the fascinating coral reefs and shipwrecks of Key Largo or visit Hemingway's house to meet the descendants of his legendary polydactyl cats. Spot colorful birds or canoe with gators in the Everglades. Venture through mangrove and pine forests inhabited by endangered species in the National Key Deer Refuge. Catch the sunrise on a secluded beach or dance the night away at Florida's best clubs and bars Local Flavors: Taste authentic Cuban chicken stew, fried plantains drizzled with honey, and flaky pastelitos in Miami. Sip refreshing mojitos and nibble on award-winning key lime pie in Key West. Savor some of the best fresh seafood in the country or satisfy your adventurous side with fried alligator tail and conch fritters The best outdoor sports and recreation, including sailing, fishing, kayaking, biking, diving, and snorkeling along the only living barrier reef in the continental USA Expert insight and honest advice from Florida local Joshua Lawrence Kinser on when to go, how to get around, and where to stay, from historic inns and beachside B&Bs to budget motels and campgrounds Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout Thorough background on the landscape, climate, wildlife, and local culture With Moon's expert advice and local know-how, you can experience the best of the Florida Keys. Hitting the road? Check out Moon South Florida & the Keys Road Trip. Visiting the Caribbean? Try Moon Bahamas or Moon Jamaica.
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Monthly Summary of Commerce and Finance of the United States

Monthly Summary of Commerce and Finance of the United States

The history of a voyage to the Malouine ( or Falkland ) islands , made in 1763 and 1764. ... Illustrated Bermuda guide . ... 5 vols . 8 ° . Note : Other editions in Library of Congress . Eves , C. W. The West Indies . 4th edition .

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105119487887

Category: Finance

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Cruising Guide to New York Waterways and Lake Champlain

Cruising Guide to New York Waterways and Lake Champlain

St. Lawrence Seaway Pleasure Craft Guide . Massena , N.Y .: St. Lawrence Seaway Development , 1991 . Shank , William H. Towpaths to Tugboats : A History of American Canal Engineering . York , Pa : The American Canal and Transportation ...

Author: Brown, III, Chris W.

Publisher: Pelican Publishing

ISBN: 1455603171

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The Athenaeum

The Athenaeum

PREACHERS and PREACHING , in WHITTAKER'S IMPROVED PINNOCK'S HISTORY OF OF ENGLAND . a of OLLENDORFF'S METHOD OF LEARNING PRACTICAL READ , WRITE , and ... Critic . " A workmanlike affair . " - Spectator . CHANNEL ISLANDS . A New GUIDE to ...

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ISBN: UCLA:31158006729494

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Resources in Education

Resources in Education

Proceedings of the National Conference on Integrated Online Library Systems ( 13th , New York , New York , May 13-14 , 1998 ) . ED 422 01411 School Library Automation in Australia . Issues and Results of the First National Survey .

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ISBN: PSU:000052067006

Category: Education

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