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The national parks : America's best idea : an illustrated history

Author: Dayton Duncan; Ken Burns
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Picture : Biography : Fiction   Visual material : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: History
Local history
Pictorial works
Resimli çalışmalar
Material Type: Biography, Fiction, Picture
Document Type: Book, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Dayton Duncan; Ken Burns
ISBN: 9780307268969 0307268969
OCLC Number: 461630080
Notes: "Based on a film by Ken Burns produced by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns, written by Dayton Duncan."
Description: xix, 403 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
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.
Responsibility: by Dayton Duncan ; with a preface by Ken Burns.

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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.

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