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The National Parks: America's Best Idea

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Publisher Comments:

The National Parks is the story of an idea as uniquely American as the Declaration of Independence: that the most special places in the nation should be preserved for everyone. The series traces the birth of the national park idea in the mid-1800s and follows its evolution for nearly 150 years, chronicling the addition of new parks through the stories of the people who helped create them.

Review:

"A strong candidate for the most beautiful program ever to air on American television. It's the Burns effort that most closely rivals The Civil War, his masterpiece." Orlando Sentinel

Review:

"Absolutely riveting nature cinematography...think of it as Planet Earth featuring places you may actually go." GQ

Review:

"Burns hears America singing. He is a veritable Fourth of July parade humming in tribute to the philosophy of Thoreau, the idealism of Thomas Jefferson and the eye of Ansel Adams." Denver Post

Review:

"A twelve-hour, six-part feast of spectacular cinematography, archival photographs, and old-fashioned storytelling." Conde Nast Traveler

Special Features:

Disc One - The Making of The National Parks (Includes Spanish Audio and Subtitles); Disc Two - Capturing the Parks (A behind-the-scenes look at filming of The National Parks: America's Best Idea); Disc Three - Musical Journeys through the National Parks (National Parks Timeline, Peace at Last/ Across the Ocean, Horizons, Green Groves of Erin, The Shores of Ogygia, Teddy Bears' Picnic); Disc Four - Outtakes (An Interview with Nevada Barr, author and former National Park Service ranger; and The Boss, the story of Frank Pinkley and Casa Grande. Narrated by Ken Burns); Disc Five - The National Parks: This Is America (Mini Documentary, Includes Spanish Audio and Subtitles); and Disc Six - Contemporary Stories from America's National Parks (San Antonio Missions: Keeping History Alive, Yosemite's Buffalo Soldiers, Mount Rushmore: Telling America's Stories, Manzanar: "Never Again," City Kids in National Parks, Includes Spanish Audio and Subtitles).

Product Details

ISBN:
00097368944442
Subtitle:
The National Parks: America's Best Idea
Publisher:
Paramount Home Video
Credits:
Burns, Ken
Credits:
Burns, Ken
Subject:
Television: PBS
Subject:
Nature : Ecology
Copyright:
Publication Date:
2009-10-06
Binding:
DVD
Grade Level:
NR
Language:
English
Media Run Time:
720 minutes on six discs
DVD Features:
Color, Standard Screen

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Product details pages Paramount Home Video - English 00097368944442 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A strong candidate for the most beautiful program ever to air on American television. It's the Burns effort that most closely rivals The Civil War, his masterpiece."
"Review" by , "Absolutely riveting nature cinematography...think of it as Planet Earth featuring places you may actually go."
"Review" by , "Burns hears America singing. He is a veritable Fourth of July parade humming in tribute to the philosophy of Thoreau, the idealism of Thomas Jefferson and the eye of Ansel Adams."
"Review" by , "A twelve-hour, six-part feast of spectacular cinematography, archival photographs, and old-fashioned storytelling."
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