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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

Label
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
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
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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 Ken Burns film produced by Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan, written by Dayton Duncan."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
2ocm90466894
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
403 pages
Isbn
9780307268969
Lccn
2009020880
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
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 Ken Burns film produced by Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan, written by Dayton Duncan."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
2ocm90466894
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
403 pages
Isbn
9780307268969
Lccn
2009020880
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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