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    DescriptionThe islands that form New York City are far more subtle and varied than the five that can be seen from the air. In this spectacular portrait of the great metropolis, renowned photographer Jake Rajs juxtaposes iconic views--the Empire State Building, the Hudson River skyline, the Brooklyn Bridge--with unheralded neighborhoods and hidden places throughout the five boroughs. Pete Hamill's literary portrait perfectly complements Rajs's visual presentation. This lively and compelling view traces the history of the city from its beginnings as an Indian hunting and fishing ground to the early years of settlement by immigrants from all corners of the world to the numerous and overlapping islands that now make up the city as a whole. First published in a deluxe edition in 1998, this unique presentation is now available to all who are eager to explore the city that fascinates the world.

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    New York
    City of Islands
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jake Rajs
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 178 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 862 g
    ISBN 13: 9781580931830
    ISBN 10: 1580931839

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BISAC V2.8: TRV019000
    BIC E4L: ART
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: AGC
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15590
    BISAC V2.8: PHO011000
    B&T General Subject: 625
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: E6
    Ingram Theme: LOCL/NYNEWY
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 21
    BISAC V2.8: TRV025000
    B&T Approval Code: A16504910
    Ingram Subject Code: TS
    Libri: I-TS
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: PHO019000
    B&T Approval Code: A06201219
    DC22: 974.7100222
    BISAC V2.8: PHO023040
    DC22: 974.7/100222
    LC classification: F128.37 .R26 2007
    DC22: 704.949306362
    Thema V1.0: AGC
    Illustrations note
    150 colour photos
    Monacelli Press
    Imprint name
    Monacelli Press
    Publication date
    15 February 2007
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Jake Rajs has traveled across America and throughout the world, capturing the image and spirit of place. His work is widely published and his books include the highly acclaimed America, The Hudson River, and Between Sea and Sky: Landscapes of Long Island's North Fork. Pete Hamill is a novelist, journalist, editor, and screenwriter. He has served as editor-in-chief of both the New York Post and the New York Daily News. He has published eight novels, including the best-selling Snow in August, as well as the memoir A Drinking Life.