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The National Parks

America's Best Idea : An Illustrated History
Duncan, Dayton (Book - 2009 )
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In this evocative and lavishly illustrated narrative, Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan delve into the history of the park idea, from the first sighting by white men in 1851 of the valley that would become Yosemite and the creation of the world's first national park at Yellowstone in 1872, through the most recent additions to a system that now encompasses nearly four hundred sites and 84 million acres.
Authors: Duncan, Dayton
Title: The national parks
America's best idea : an illustrated history
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: xix, 403 p. :,ill. (some col.), col. maps ;,29 cm. +,1 col. map/poster (39 x 54 cm., folded to 27 x 20 cm.)
Statement of Responsibility: by Dayton Duncan ; with a preface by Ken Burns ; picture research by Susanna Steisel and Aileen Silverstone
Notes: Maps on endpapers
"Based on a film by Ken Burns, produced by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns, written by Dayton Duncan."
Contents: Our best selves : a treasure house of nature's superlatives
The scripture of nature. Homeland : an interview with Gerard Baker
For the benefit of the people. Transcendence : an interview with Shelton Johnson
Empire of grandeur. Stories of discovery : an interview with Nevada Barr
Going home. Redefining beauty : an interview with Paul Schullery
Great nature. Democracy at its best : an interview with Juanita Greene
The morning of creation. This is what we loved : an interview with Terry Tempest Williams
The best day
Summary: In this evocative and lavishly illustrated narrative, Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan delve into the history of the park idea, from the first sighting by white men in 1851 of the valley that would become Yosemite and the creation of the world's first national park at Yellowstone in 1872, through the most recent additions to a system that now encompasses nearly four hundred sites and 84 million acres.
Additional Contributors: Burns, Ken - National parks - 1953-
ISBN: 9780307268969
0307268969
Branch Call Number: 333.7830973 D911n 2009
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 389-390) and index
Subject Headings: National parks and reserves United States History National parks and reserves United States History Pictorial works United States History, Local United States History, Local Pictorial works Nature conservation United States History United States. National Park Service History Interviews United States
Topical Term: National parks and reserves
National parks and reserves
Nature conservation
Interviews
LCCN: 2009020880
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Feb 22, 2010
  • danhan rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Too much history for me

Jan 14, 2010
  • 22950009541673 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

History, minimal geography.

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