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The National Parks : America's Best Idea

DVD - 2009 DVD 333.7 Na, Adult DVD / Nonfiction / Science & Nature / Environment / National Parks 1 On Shelf 1 request on 6 copies

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Call Number: DVD 333.7 Na, Adult DVD / Nonfiction / Science & Nature / Environment / National Parks
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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.
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.
Narrated by Peter Coyote.
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.
DVD, Region 1, NTSC, widescreen presentation, enhanced for 16x9 televisions; Dolby digital 5.1 surround, 2.0 stereo.

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[United States] : PBS Distribution, c2009.
Year Published: 2009
Description: 6 videodiscs (750 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Language: English
Format: DVD

1415752265 (complete set)
9781415752265 (complete set)
9781888213225 (bk.)
1888213221 (bk.)

Burns, Ken, 1953-
Duncan, Dayton.
Squires, Buddy.
Moore, Allen.
Else, Lincoln.
Barnes, Paul, 1951-
Mellish, Craig.
Ewers, Erik.
Coyote, Peter.
Florentine Films.
WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.)
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
PBS Distribution (Firm)

United States. -- National Park Service -- History.
National parks and reserves -- History.
Nature conservation -- History.
Documentary television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities.