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- DescriptionJust five miles west of New York City, the Meadowlands is an untamed, vilified, half-developed and smelly tract of swampland. It is home to rare birds and missing bodies, tranquil marshes and a major sports arena, burning garbage dumps and corporate headquarters, the remains of the original Penn Station and possibly those of more than one mafioso. Acclaimed writer Robert Sullivan proves himself to be the perfect explorer, historian and archaeologist for this fragile yet amazingly resilient region. He tramps through the muck on foot and navigates the polluted rivers in a cae, all the while describing the industrial detritus with as much zeal as he observes the surprisingly rich diversity of wildlife. The Meadowlands is an ode to an overlooked American borderland, a delightfully incongruous battleground marking the ongoing struggle between the forces of progress and nature.
- Author BiographyRobert Sullivan is a contributing editor to Vogue and a frequent contributor to The New Yorker. He is the author of Rats: A Year with New York's Most Unwanted Inhabitants and A Whale Hunt. He lives in New York.
- Author(s)Robert Sullivan
- PublisherGranta Books
- Date of Publication06/03/2006
- SubjectTravel Writing
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintGranta Books
- Content Notemaps
- Width129 mm
- Height198 mm
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
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