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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
Title variation
national parks
Title variation remainder
Americas best idea : an illustrated history
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
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
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Duncan, Dayton
Dewey number
973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
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/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • 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 ; 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 col. map/poster (39 x 54 cm., folded to 27 x 20 cm.)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 389-390) and index
Control code
ocn290466894
Dimensions
29 cm. +
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 403 p.
Isbn
9780307268969
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2009020880
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), col. maps
System control number
(OCoLC)290466894
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 col. map/poster (39 x 54 cm., folded to 27 x 20 cm.)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 389-390) and index
Control code
ocn290466894
Dimensions
29 cm. +
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 403 p.
Isbn
9780307268969
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2009020880
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), col. maps
System control number
(OCoLC)290466894

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