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Title:
The national parks America's best idea
Author:
Burns, Ken, 1953- , cinematographer, producer, director.
Publication Information:
[United States] : PBS Distribution, [2009]

©2009
Physical Description:
6 videodiscs (750 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Traces the birth of the national park idea in the mid-1800s and follows its evolution for nearly 150 years. Using archival photographs, first-person accounts of historical characters, personal memories and analysis from more than 40 interviews, the series chronicles the steady addition of new parks through the stories of the people who helped create them and save them from destruction.
General Note:
Originally broadcast as episodes of the television documentary on PBS in 2009.

Special features: disc 1: "The making of The national parks: America's best idea" behind-the-scenes tour; disc 2. "Capturing the parks" Ken Burns, Dayton Duncan and crew on location; disc 3: Musical journeys through the national parks; disc 4: An interview with Nevada Barr; "The Boss"; disc 5: "The national parks: this is America" mini-documentary; disc 6: "Contemporary stories from America's national parks" series of five short films.
Language:
English
Contents:
Episode one: The scripture of nature (1851-1890), ca. 116 min. -- Episode two: The last refuge (1890-1915), ca. 131 min. -- Episode three: The empire of grandeur (1915-1919), ca. 114 min. -- Episode four: Going home (1920-1933), ca. 117 min. -- Episode five: Great nature (1933-1945), ca. 116 min. -- Episode six: The morning of creation (1946-1980), ca. 116 min.
Reading Level:
Not rated.
Geographic Term:
Added Title:
Scripture of nature.

Last refuge.

Empire of grandeur.

Going home.

Great nature.

Morning of creation.
ISBN:
9781415749517

9780793694877

9781415752265
UPC:
097368944442

841887009881
Format :
DVD

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