New York City's natural history: Eric Sanderson on TED.com

Posted by: Matthew Trost

400 years after Hudson found New York harbor, Eric Sanderson shares how he made a 3D map of Mannahatta’s fascinating pre-city ecology of hills, rivers, wildlife — accurate down to the block — when Times Square was a wetland and you couldn’t get delivery. (Recorded at TEDGlobal, July 2009, Oxford, UK. Duration: 16:09)

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Comments (1)

  • sandra tycova commented on Oct 13 2009

    It is amazing how much “stuff” is in our back yard. What a wonderful way to spend a day. I also note that you have finally added your photo%u2026wow%u2026go over being shy?…Now I might be able to pick you out of the crowd when I see you shooting the Jersey coast.
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