Bruce Davidson is known for his ability to capture the essence of urban experience. In this book, he departs from the city to give us a book of wildlife photographs. There is a twist, however--all of the wildlife is in the middle of New York City. Davidson masterfully reveals a sublime vision which manages to make even the most familiar subjects take on a powerful poeticism, focusing as much on a man seeking refuge on a cold winter night as on a newborn baby bird. Accompanying the images are an essay by author Marie Winn, and a preface by Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, Director of the Central Park Conservancy. 1st edition, not a reprint. Used copy in very good condition with some light wear to dustjacket and corners, inside fine.