The National Parks

The National Parks

America's Best Idea : An Illustrated History

Book - 2009
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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.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780307268969
0307268969
Branch Call Number: 333.7830973 DU
Characteristics: xix, 403 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 29 cm. + 1 col. map/poster (39 x 54 cm., folded to 27 x 20 cm.)
Additional Contributors: Burns, Ken 1953-

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Keogh
Jun 16, 2016

This companion to the documentary series follows the history and personalities behind the development of the American National Parks system. Some parks get more coverage than others, but the wealth of information, current and archival photos, and human interest stories make the book very worthwhile.

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danhan
Feb 22, 2010

Too much history for me

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22950009541673
Jan 14, 2010

History, minimal geography.

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