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

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

Label
The national parks : America's best idea
Title
The national parks
Title remainder
America's best idea
Statement of responsibility
a film by Ken Burns ; a production of Florentine Films and WETA Television ; written by Dayton Duncan ; produced by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns
Title variation
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
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
English or dubbed Spanish dialogue; English or Spanish subtitles; closed captioned; audio described for the visually impaired
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.)
  • PBS Home Video
  • Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
750
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  • United States
  • National parks and reserves
  • Nature conservation
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
The national parks : America's best idea, a film by Ken Burns ; a production of Florentine Films and WETA Television ; written by Dayton Duncan ; produced by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Special features: [Disc 1] The making of The national parks ; [Disc 2] Capturing the parks: a behind-the-scenes look ; [Disc 3] Musical journeys through the national parks ; [Disc 4] Outtakes: an interview with Nevada Barr, and "The Boss" ; [Disc 5] Mini-documentary: The National Parks: this is America ; [Disc 6] Contemporary stories from America's national parks: series of five short films
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Great nature (1933-1945) ; The National parks : this is America (mini-documentary)--
  • [disc 6], Episode six:
  • Morning of creation (1046-1980) ; Contemporary stories from America's national parks, a series of five short films : San Antonio mission ; Yosemite's buffalo soldiers ; Mount Rushmore, telling America's stories ; Manzanar, "Never again" ; City kids in national parks.
  • [disc 1], Episode one:
  • Scripture of nature (1851-1890) ; The making of The national parks
  • [disc 2], Episode two:
  • Last refuge (1890-1915) ; Capturing the parks --g[disc 3], Episode three:
  • Empire of grandeur (1915-1919) ; Musical journeys through the parks : National parks timeline ; Peace at Last/Across the Ocean ; Horizons ; Green shores of Erin ; The shores of Ogygia ; Teddy Bears' picnic
  • [disc 4], Episode four:
  • Going home (1920-1933) ; Outtakes. An interview with Nevada Barr ; "The Boss": the story of Frank Pinkley and Casa Grande
  • [disc 5], Episode five:
  • The empire of grandeur (1915-1919)
  • Disc four:
  • Episode four.
  • Going home (1920-1933)
  • Disc five:
  • Episode five.
  • Great nature (1933-1945)
  • Disc six:
  • Episode six.
  • The morning of creation (1946-1980)
  • Disc one:
  • Episode one.
  • The scripture of nature (1851-1890)
  • Disc two:
  • Episode two.
  • The last refuge (1890-1915)
  • Disc three:
  • Episode three.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
6 videodiscs (12 hr, 30 min.)
Isbn
9780793694877
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 097368944442
  • 841887009881
Other physical details
sound, color and black and white
Publisher number
  • 89444
  • 89444
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn439018699
  • (Sirsi) o439018699
  • (OCoLC)439018699
  • 629289
  • 629289
System details
DVD, widescreen, Dolby Digital 5.1 surround or 2.0 stereo., NTSC, region 1
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The national parks : America's best idea, a film by Ken Burns ; a production of Florentine Films and WETA Television ; written by Dayton Duncan ; produced by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns
Publication
Note
Special features: [Disc 1] The making of The national parks ; [Disc 2] Capturing the parks: a behind-the-scenes look ; [Disc 3] Musical journeys through the national parks ; [Disc 4] Outtakes: an interview with Nevada Barr, and "The Boss" ; [Disc 5] Mini-documentary: The National Parks: this is America ; [Disc 6] Contemporary stories from America's national parks: series of five short films
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Great nature (1933-1945) ; The National parks : this is America (mini-documentary)--
  • [disc 6], Episode six:
  • Morning of creation (1046-1980) ; Contemporary stories from America's national parks, a series of five short films : San Antonio mission ; Yosemite's buffalo soldiers ; Mount Rushmore, telling America's stories ; Manzanar, "Never again" ; City kids in national parks.
  • [disc 1], Episode one:
  • Scripture of nature (1851-1890) ; The making of The national parks
  • [disc 2], Episode two:
  • Last refuge (1890-1915) ; Capturing the parks --g[disc 3], Episode three:
  • Empire of grandeur (1915-1919) ; Musical journeys through the parks : National parks timeline ; Peace at Last/Across the Ocean ; Horizons ; Green shores of Erin ; The shores of Ogygia ; Teddy Bears' picnic
  • [disc 4], Episode four:
  • Going home (1920-1933) ; Outtakes. An interview with Nevada Barr ; "The Boss": the story of Frank Pinkley and Casa Grande
  • [disc 5], Episode five:
  • The empire of grandeur (1915-1919)
  • Disc four:
  • Episode four.
  • Going home (1920-1933)
  • Disc five:
  • Episode five.
  • Great nature (1933-1945)
  • Disc six:
  • Episode six.
  • The morning of creation (1946-1980)
  • Disc one:
  • Episode one.
  • The scripture of nature (1851-1890)
  • Disc two:
  • Episode two.
  • The last refuge (1890-1915)
  • Disc three:
  • Episode three.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
6 videodiscs (12 hr, 30 min.)
Isbn
9780793694877
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 097368944442
  • 841887009881
Other physical details
sound, color and black and white
Publisher number
  • 89444
  • 89444
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn439018699
  • (Sirsi) o439018699
  • (OCoLC)439018699
  • 629289
  • 629289
System details
DVD, widescreen, Dolby Digital 5.1 surround or 2.0 stereo., NTSC, region 1
Video recording format
DVD

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