The National Parks

America's Best Idea : An Illustrated History

Duncan, Dayton

Book - 2009
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The National Parks
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.

Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307268969
Branch Call Number: 333.7830973 D911n 2009
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.)
Additional Contributors: Burns, Ken 1953- (National parks)


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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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