Unseen City

Unseen City

Author: Nathanael Johnson

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 9781623363857

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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It all started with Nathanael Johnson's decision to teach his daughter, Josephine, the names of every tree they passed as they walked up the hill to daycare in San Francisco, CA. it was a ridiculous project, not just because she couldn't even say the word "tree" yet, but also because he couldn't name a single one of them. When confronted with the futility of his mission, his instinctive response was to expand it, Don Quixote-style, until its audacity obscured its stupidity. And so the project expanded to include an expertise in city-dwelling birds (the raptors, the shockingly shrewd crows, the gulls, the misunderstood pigeons), rodents (raccoons, rats, squirrels), and tiny crawling things (the superpowers of snails, the vast intercontinental warfare of ants). There's an unseen world all around us. There are wonders that we walk past every day without noticing. Johnson has written a book that will widen the pinhole through which we see the world. What does the world look like through the eyes of a peregrine falcon, or a raccoon, or an ant? What does a sidewalk Gingko balboa "see?" What would you learn each morning if you understood how to speak pigeon? If we look closely enough, Johnson believes that the walk to the subway can be just as entrancing as a walk through the forest. Follow along as the author and his family search for the beauty and meaning of nature in an urban jungle.
Unseen City
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Nathanael Johnson
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-04-05 - Publisher: Rodale

It all started with Nathanael Johnson's decision to teach his daughter, Josephine, the names of every tree they passed as they walked up the hill to daycare in San Francisco, CA. it was a ridiculous project, not just because she couldn't even say the word "tree" yet, but also because
City Unseen
Language: en
Pages: 250
Authors: Karen Ching-Yee Seto, Meredith Reba
Categories: Climatic changes
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-01-01 - Publisher: Yale University Press

Stunning satellite images of one hundred cities show our urbanizing planet in a new light to reveal the fragile relationship between humanity and Earth Seeing cities around the globe in their larger environmental contexts, we begin to understand how the world shapes urban landscapes and how urban landscapes shape the
Unseen City
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Nathanael Johnson
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-04-05 - Publisher: Rodale Books

It all started with Nathanael Johnson’s decision to teach his daughter the name of every tree they passed on their walk to day care in San Francisco. This project turned into a quest to discover the secrets of the neighborhood’s flora and fauna, and yielded more than names and trivia:
The Unseen City
Language: en
Pages: 225
Authors: Michael Bruce Goddard
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: Pandanus Books

Based on the fieldwork of an anthropologist among people in Port Moresby's much-maligned migrant 'settlements'. It addresses the contemporary situation of these urban peoples, displacing popular generalizations with more detailed accounts which do justice to their resilience, and creative responses to the challenges of living in a burgeoning Melanesian city.
Unseen City
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Amy Shearn
Categories: Domestic fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020 - Publisher:

"In a city teeming with stories, how do lost souls find one another? It's a question Meg Rhys doesn't think she's asking. Meg is a self-identified spinster librarian, satisfied with living with her cat, stacks of books, and her dead sister's ghost in her New York City apartment. Then she