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The national parks [videorecording] : America's best idea / a production of Florentine Films and WETA Television ; written by Dayton Duncan ; produced by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns.

Duncan, Dayton. (Added Author). Burns, Ken, 1953- (Added Author). Coyote, Peter. (Narrator). Florentine Films. (Added Author). WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.) (Added Author). Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.) (Added Author). PBS Home Video. (Added Author). Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm) (Added Author).
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9786313031443
  • ISBN: 631303144X
  • ISBN: 1415749515
  • ISBN: 9781415749517
  • ISBN: 0793694876
  • ISBN: 9780793694877
  • Physical Description: 6 videodiscs (750 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [United States] : PBS Home Video ; c2009.

Content descriptions

General Note: Originally broadcast as episodes of the television documentary on PBS in 2009.
Special features: Making of ; capturing the parks: a behind-the-scenes look ; musical journeys through the parks ; outtakes: an interview with Nevada Barr & "The Boss" ; mini-documentary: The National Parks: This is America ; contemporary stories from America's national parks: series of five short films.
Formatted Contents Note: [Disc 1] Episode one. The scripture of nature (1851-1890) -- [Disc 2] Episode two. The last refuge (1890-1915) -- [Disc 3] Episode three. The empire of grandeur (1915-1919) -- [Disc 4] Episode four. Going home (1920-1933) -- [Disc 5] Episode five. Great nature (1933-1945) -- [Disc 6] Episode six. The morning of creation (1946-1980).
Creation/Production Credits Note: Cinematography, Buddy Squires, Allen Moore, Lincoln Else, Ken Burns ; supervising film editor, Paul Barnes ; episode editors, Paul Barnes, Craig Mellish, Erik Ewers.
Participant or Performer Note: Narrator: Peter Coyote.
Summary, etc.: 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 documentary chronicles the steady addition of new parks through the stories of the people who helped create them and save them from destruction.
Target Audience Note: Not rated.
System Details Note: DVD, widescreen, Dolby digital 5.1 surround or 2.0 stereo., NTSC, region 1.
Language Note: Closed-captioned; Described video for the visually impaired.
English or Spanish dialogue; English or Spanish subtitles.
Subject: National parks and reserves > United States > History.
Nature conservation > United States > History.
United States. National Park Service > History.
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919.
Muir, John, 1838-1914.
Wright, George M. (George Melendez), 1904-1936.
Douglas, Marjory Stoneman.
Mather, Stephen Tyng, 1867-1930.
Albright, Horace M. (Horace Marden), 1890-1987.
Documentary television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities.

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