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Author: Ken BurnsDayton DuncanBuddy SquiresAllen MooreLincoln ElseAll authors
Publisher: [United States] : PBS Distribution, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system   Computer File : English
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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.
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Historical television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities
History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ken Burns; Dayton Duncan; Buddy Squires; Allen Moore; Lincoln Else; Paul Barnes; Craig Mellish; Erik Ewers; Peter Coyote; Florentine Films.; WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.); PBS DVD (Firm); PBS Distribution (Firm)
ISBN: 1415752265 9781415752265 9781415749517 1415749515 9780793694877 0793694876
OCLC Number: 972699465
Language Note: English or dubbed Spanish dialogue with optional English or Spanish subtitles; video description for the visually impaired; closed-captioned.
Notes: 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: San Antonio Missions: Keeping History Alive, Yosemite's Buffalo Soldiers, Mount Rushmore: Telling America's Stories, Manzanar: "Never Again", City Kids in National Parks.
Credits: Cinematography, Buddy Squires with Allen Moore, Lincoln Else, Ken Burns (Episode 1, 2, 3); supervising film editor, Paul Barnes ; episode editors, Paul Barnes (Episode 1, 4), Craig Mellish (Episode 2, 6), Erik Ewers (Episode 3, 5).
Performer(s): Narrated by Peter Coyote.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 6 videodiscs (750 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, Region 1, NTSC, widescreen presentation, enhanced for 16x9 televisions; Dolby digital 5.1 surround, 2.0 stereo.
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.
Other Titles: Scripture of nature (1851-1890)
Last refuge (1890-1915)
Empire of grandeur (1915-1919)
Going home (1920-1933)
Great nature (1933-1945)
Morning of creation (1946-1980)
Responsibility: a Florentine Films production ; a film by Ken Burns ; written by Dayton Duncan ; produced by Dayton Duncan, Ken Burns ; WETA.

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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.

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