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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
Title variation
national parks
Title variation remainder
Americas best idea : an illustrated history
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An exploration of the history of the United States national park system that discusses the original idea of preserving natural areas for all to enjoy, political battles, significant individuals in it creation, individual parks, and other related topics, and includes 440 illustrations and one removable map
Summary
Presents a narrative history of the American national park system, examining the events and political battles that led to the establishment of each park while profiling each for its unique attributes
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
322999
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Duncan, Dayton
Dewey number
333.78/3/0973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Intended audience
  • Adult
  • Adult
Intended audience source
Follett Library Resources
LC call number
SB482.A4
LC item number
D85 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Burns, Ken
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • National parks and reserves
  • National parks and reserves
  • United States
  • United States
  • Nature conservation
  • United States
  • Interviews
  • National parks and reserves
  • National parks and reserves
  • United States
  • United States
  • Nature conservation
  • United States
  • Interviews
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
America's best idea : an illustrated history
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 film by Ken Burns, produced by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns, written by Dayton Duncan."
  • Map on endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 389-391) and index
Contents
Preface: 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 -- Afterword: The best day
Control code
21412041
Dimensions
29 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 403 p.
Isbn
9780307268969
Isbn Type
(trade)
Lccn
2009020880
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps (some col.)
System control number
  • (rplri)68590
  • (IMchF)fol12594682
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 film by Ken Burns, produced by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns, written by Dayton Duncan."
  • Map on endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 389-391) and index
Contents
Preface: 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 -- Afterword: The best day
Control code
21412041
Dimensions
29 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 403 p.
Isbn
9780307268969
Isbn Type
(trade)
Lccn
2009020880
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps (some col.)
System control number
  • (rplri)68590
  • (IMchF)fol12594682

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