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Seeing trees a history of street trees in new york city and berlin hardcover illustrated january 8 2019 by sonja dmpelmann author see all formats and editions hide other formats and editions price new from used from kindle please retry 2949 hardcover illustrated please retry 4999 . She is the author and co editor of numerous books most recently seeing trees a history of street trees in new york city and berlin yale university press 2019 she has served as president of the landscape history chapter of the society of architectural historians and serves as senior fellow in garden and landscape studies at the dumbarton oaks research library and collection washington dc. Seeing trees a history of street trees in new york city and berlin reviewed by leslie day sonja dumpelmanns important history of street trees in two major cities new york and berlin helps us understand their role in not just obvious areas like health and beauty but also civil rights and wome. In her eye opening work dmpelmann shows how new york city and berlin began systematically planting trees to improve the urban climate during the nineteenth century presenting the history of the practice within its larger social cultural and political contextsa unique integration of empirical research and theory dmpelmanns richly illustrated work uncovers this important untold story. Seeing trees hardcover a history of street trees in new york city and berlin by sonja dmpelmann yale university press 9780300225785 336pp publication date january 8 2019