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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 ; picture research by Susanna Steisel and Aileen Silverstone

The national parks : America's best idea : an illustrated history, by Dayton Duncan ; with a preface by Ken Burns ; picture research by Susanna Steisel and Aileen Silverstone

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 ; picture research by Susanna Steisel and Aileen Silverstone
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
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Duncan, Dayton
Dewey number
333.78/30973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
SB482.A4
LC item number
D85 2009
Literary form
  • letters
  • non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Burns, Ken
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • National parks and reserves
  • National parks and reserves
  • United States
  • United States
  • Nature conservation
  • United States
  • Interviews
Label
The national parks : America's best idea : an illustrated history, by Dayton Duncan ; with a preface by Ken Burns ; picture research by Susanna Steisel and Aileen Silverstone
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Maps on endpapers
  • "Based on a film by Ken Burns, produced by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns, written by Dayton Duncan."
Accompanying material
1 color map/poster (39 x 54 cm., folded to 27 x 20 cm.)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 389-390) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Our best selves : 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 -- The best day
Control code
ocn290466894
Dimensions
29 cm. +
Edition
First edition
Extent
xix, 403 pages
Isbn
9780307268969
Lccn
2009020880
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), col. maps
Label
The national parks : America's best idea : an illustrated history, by Dayton Duncan ; with a preface by Ken Burns ; picture research by Susanna Steisel and Aileen Silverstone
Publication
Note
  • Maps on endpapers
  • "Based on a film by Ken Burns, produced by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns, written by Dayton Duncan."
Accompanying material
1 color map/poster (39 x 54 cm., folded to 27 x 20 cm.)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 389-390) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Our best selves : 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 -- The best day
Control code
ocn290466894
Dimensions
29 cm. +
Edition
First edition
Extent
xix, 403 pages
Isbn
9780307268969
Lccn
2009020880
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), col. maps

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