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Author Duncan, Dayton

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

Imprint New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2009.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    333.783 DUN    Will be deleted
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    333.78 DUN    Available
 PAS Hastings Branch Non-Fiction    333.78 DUN    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xix, 403 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
Note Maps on endpapers.
"Based on a Ken Burns film produced by Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan, written by Dayton Duncan."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
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.
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.
Subject United States. National Park Service -- History
National parks and reserves -- United States -- History
National parks and reserves -- United States -- History -- Pictorial works.
Nature conservation -- United States -- History
Interviews -- United States
United States -- History, Local
United States -- History, Local -- Pictorial works
Added Author Burns, Ken, 1953- National parks.
ISBN 9780307268969 : $50.00
9780375712104 (pbk.) : $32.50

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