TUXEDO PARK, N.Y., Sept. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Undisturbed expanse of natural environments rarely exists in close proximity to metropolitan areas. Yet, just 45 miles north of New York City, there is a village of extraordinary biodiversity. Tuxedo Park is home to more than 450 species of trees and plants, 150 species of butterflies and moths, and nearly 200 species of birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians. Its lakes and feeder streams team with life year round.
The story of Tuxedo Park's diverse species and scenic beauty is told in Tuxedo Park: The Gift of Nature, a new book featuring over 200 breathtaking original color photographs. The book is available for purchase from Amazon.com.
This book is the third volume in an illustrated trilogy about the historic community of Tuxedo Park, New York. The others are Tuxedo Park: Lives, Legacies, Legends and Tuxedo Park: The Historic Houses.
Founded in 1886, Tuxedo Park is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Gilded Age luminaries, including Waldorf Astor, Augustus Juilliard, and Emily Post lived there. J.P. Morgan and Cornelius Vanderbilt were members of the Tuxedo Club. Bruce Price, Carrere and Hastings, Frederick Law Olmsted's sons, and John Russell Pope endowed the village with architectural masterpieces. Nature, however, is what truly distinguishes Tuxedo Park from all other towns and villages in the New York metropolis. This exquisite environment is now given a voice in Tuxedo Park: The Gift of Nature.
Carol Monderer, the book's publisher, said, "Tuxedo Park is home to extraordinary biodiversity, and this book serves to inspire conservation throughout the region so that nature will be cherished, respected and preserved for future generations."
"Tuxedo Park's nature appears almost untouched by man, but over 100 years of community conservation-minded development, in reality, has been responsible for the village's continued ecological health and unspoiled beauty," said Chiu Yin Hempel, author of Tuxedo Park: The Gift of Nature.
Greg Miller, photographer, said, "My photos of the four seasons open the senses to this magical, dreamlike world."
Author Chiu Yin Hempel wrote Tuxedo Park: Lives, Legacies, Legends and co-edited Tuxedo Park: The Historic Houses, which was selected by HouseBeautiful as one of the magazine's ten favorite books in 2007. Both books won the Award for Excellence from the Greater Hudson Heritage Network. Chiu Yin Hempel is a Trustee of the Preservation League of New York State.
Photographer Greg Miller is known for his panoramic landscape photos and for his consummate focus on the myriad qualities of light falling upon the landscapes. Miller's book, The Hudson River: A Great American Treasure, was chosen by The Bloomsbury Review as one of the "2008 Editors' Favorite Books of the Year."
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