A Green Place to Be: The Creation of Central Park

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會員易購下一次出貨日: 2019/1/15

環境保護的議題可以找出百本繪本。我們來介紹一本最近剛出版,以紐約中央公園(Central Park) 為故事主題的童書。這個故事發生在將近200年前,中央公園大概佔曼哈頓面積6%,當時的紐約曼哈頓其實已經是地產商積極地分瓜利益蓋高樓的重點城市,這個占地800多平方英尺的區域,絕大部分是溼地,因為政府的遠見,成為今天紐約人引以為傲的休憩場所。

春天賞花、夏天划船慢跑、秋天賞楓、冬天溜冰,裡面還藏著劇院、動物園和游泳池。將原本濕地變身為今天公園的設計是出自Calvert Vaux and Frederick Law Olmsted這兩位美國傑出的景觀大師巧思。



How did Central Park become a vibrant gem in the heart of New York City? Follow the visionaries behind the plan as it springs to green life.

In 1858, New York City was growing so fast that new roads and tall buildings threatened to swallow up the remaining open space. The people needed a green place to be — a park with ponds to row on and paths for wandering through trees and over bridges. When a citywide contest solicited plans for creating a park out of barren swampland, Calvert Vaux and Frederick Law Olmsted put their heads together to create the winning design, and the hard work of making their plans a reality began. By winter, the lake opened for skating. By the next summer, the waterside woodland known as the Ramble opened for all to enjoy. Meanwhile, sculptors, stone masons, and master gardeners joined in to construct thirty-four unique bridges, along with fountains, pagodas, and band shells, making New York's Central Park a green gift to everyone. Included in the end matter are bios of Vaux and Olmsted, a bibliography, and engaging factual snippets.

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商品尺寸(cm):24.1 x 28.3 x 1.5