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The Resource The national parks : America's best idea : an illustrated history, by Dayton Duncan ; with a preface by Ken Burns

The national parks : America's best idea : an illustrated history, by Dayton Duncan ; with a preface by Ken Burns

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The national parks : America's best idea : an illustrated history
Title
The national parks
Title remainder
America's best idea : an illustrated history
Statement of responsibility
by Dayton Duncan ; with a preface by Ken Burns
Title variation
national parks
Title variation remainder
Americas best idea : an illustrated history
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
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322999
Cataloging source
DLC
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Duncan, Dayton
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1953-
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Burns, Ken
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True
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  • National parks and reserves
  • National parks and reserves
  • United States
  • United States
  • Nature conservation
  • United States
  • Interviews
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America's best idea : an illustrated history
Label
The national parks : America's best idea : an illustrated history, by Dayton Duncan ; with a preface by Ken Burns
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Based on a film by Ken Burns produced by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns, written by Dayton Duncan."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 389-390) and index
Contents
Preface: 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 -- Essay: The best day
Dimensions
29 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 403 p.
Isbn
9780307268969
Lccn
2009020880
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)461630080
Label
The national parks : America's best idea : an illustrated history, by Dayton Duncan ; with a preface by Ken Burns
Publication
Note
"Based on a film by Ken Burns produced by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns, written by Dayton Duncan."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 389-390) and index
Contents
Preface: 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 -- Essay: The best day
Dimensions
29 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 403 p.
Isbn
9780307268969
Lccn
2009020880
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)461630080

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