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The Resource The national parks : America's best idea, PBS ; a production of Florentine Films and WETA Television ; written by Dayton Duncan ; produced by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns, (videorecording)

The national parks : America's best idea, PBS ; a production of Florentine Films and WETA Television ; written by Dayton Duncan ; produced by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns, (videorecording)

Label
The national parks : America's best idea
Title
The national parks
Title remainder
America's best idea
Statement of responsibility
PBS ; a production of Florentine Films and WETA Television ; written by Dayton Duncan ; produced by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns
Title variation
  • National parks:
  • America's best idea
Title variation remainder
America's best idea
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
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, and what Burns believes is the most stunning cinematography in Florentine Films' history, the series chronicles the steady addition of new parks through the stories of the people who helped create them and save them from destruction
Related
Cataloging source
CRU
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
  • Closed-captioned; Described video for the visually impaired
  • English or Spanish dialogue with optional English or Spanish subtitles
LC call number
E160
LC item number
.N38 2009
PerformerNote
Narrator: Peter Coyote
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1953-
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  • Duncan, Dayton
  • Burns, Ken
  • Coyote, Peter
  • Florentine Films
  • WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.)
  • Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
  • PBS Distribution (Firm)
Runtime
750
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  • United States
  • National parks and reserves
  • Nature conservation
Technique
live action
Label
The national parks : America's best idea, PBS ; a production of Florentine Films and WETA Television ; written by Dayton Duncan ; produced by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
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
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Contents
v.1: Episode one. The scripture of nature (1851-1890) -- Episode two. The last refuge (1890-1915) -- v.2: Episode three. The empire of grandeur (1915-1919) -- Episode four. Going home (1920-1933) -- v.3: Episode five. Great nature (1933-1945) -- Episode six. The morning of creation (1946-1980)
Control code
454674317
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Extent
6 videodiscs (750 min.)
Isbn
9780793694877
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887009881
Other physical details
sd., col. and b&w
Publisher number
NPAB600
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)454674317
System details
DVD; Region 1; NTSC; widescreen, enhanced for 16X9 televisions; Dolby digital 5.1 surround or 2.0 stereo
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The national parks : America's best idea, PBS ; a production of Florentine Films and WETA Television ; written by Dayton Duncan ; produced by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns, (videorecording)
Publication
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
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Contents
v.1: Episode one. The scripture of nature (1851-1890) -- Episode two. The last refuge (1890-1915) -- v.2: Episode three. The empire of grandeur (1915-1919) -- Episode four. Going home (1920-1933) -- v.3: Episode five. Great nature (1933-1945) -- Episode six. The morning of creation (1946-1980)
Control code
454674317
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Extent
6 videodiscs (750 min.)
Isbn
9780793694877
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887009881
Other physical details
sd., col. and b&w
Publisher number
NPAB600
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)454674317
System details
DVD; Region 1; NTSC; widescreen, enhanced for 16X9 televisions; Dolby digital 5.1 surround or 2.0 stereo
Video recording format
DVD

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