TUXEDO PARK, N.Y., Dec. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- What do a Tony Award-winning actress, an Academy Award-winning composer, and a New York Times best-selling author have in common? The book on their coffee tables. Bernadette Peters, Howard Shore, and Eric Klinenberg – and many others – all own and give high praise to the new release, Tuxedo Park: The Gift of Nature.
"This book shows how a community's commitment to conservation literally changes the landscape. Beautiful homes can be constructed without destroying animals, trees, and plants. Tuxedo Park: The Gift of Nature demonstrates how man and nature can exist in perfect harmony," said Tony-Award winning actress, singer and comedienne Bernadette Peters.
Located just 45 miles north of Manhattan, Tuxedo Park, NY, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The village offers sanctuary to a wide range of wildlife. Here, more than 450 species of trees and plants, 150 species of butterflies and moths, and nearly 200 species of birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians thrive. Tuxedo Park: The Gift of Nature tells the story of the village's diverse species and scenic beauty through more than 200 spectacular original color photographs.
Nature in Tuxedo Park appears almost untouched by man. However, over 100 years of conservation-minded community development has been responsible for the village's continued ecological health and unspoiled beauty. Eric Klinenberg, professor at New York University and New York Times best selling author, states "There's no place like Tuxedo Park, and this gorgeously illustrated, beautifully told story of natural conservation shows why it remains an ecological treasure today. This is an inspiring book about a small village with a big, important history for us all." With Aziz Ansari, Mr. Klinenberg coauthored Modern Romance, The NY Times best seller.
On December 10th from 6:00 – 8:00pm, Author Chiu Yin Hempel will sign books at the Upper East Side boutique, Creel and Gow, located at 131 East 70th Street. The boutique is on the ground floor of Hayward House, formerly the townhouse of architect Grosvenor Atterbury, located at the North West corner of Lexington Avenue and East 70th Street on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
"I am delighted to host this event," said Creel and Gow Co-owner Christopher Gow. "Tuxedo Park: The Gift of Nature is a work of art. Admirers and collectors of fine works, nature and photography enthusiasts, conservationists, and those who simply enjoy wildlife and history are welcome to attend."
This book is the third volume in an illustrated trilogy about Tuxedo Park. The other titles are Tuxedo Park: Lives, Legacies, Legends and Tuxedo Park: The Historic Houses. Howard Shore, Academy Award-winning Composer, Lord of the Rings, said, "An essential guide to the natural beauty and historical significance of Tuxedo Park. The Gift of Nature captures the heart and soul, the very essence, of the forest setting of 'The Park.' Lovingly detailed by author Chiu Yin Hempel and splendidly photographed by Greg Miller, it's a perfect companion to Tuxedo Park: The Historic Houses and Tuxedo Park: Lives, Legacies, Legends. Superb."
Tuxedo Park: The Gift of Nature Publisher Carol Monderer is thrilled with the reviews the book is receiving. "Reviewers and readers alike praise 'Gift of Nature' for inspiring the preservation and protection of the environment for future generations," Monderer said.
Tuxedo Park: The Gift of Nature is available for purchase on Amazon.com.
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SOURCE Carol Monderer Publishing