September 8, 2009
September 8, 2009
An award-winning documentary filmmaker and an Emmy and Peabody-winning director present a lavishly illustrated, 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, in a volume that also pays tribute to key advocates. Movie tie-in.
While this gorgeous coffee table book celebrating America's national parks might be labeled by some as a companion to Ken Burns's PBS series, there is little question that it stands alone among books on the subject. Duncan and Burns combine awe-inspiring photos with fascinating prose to document the history and wonder of the most beautiful wilderness in the nation, including iconic spots such as the Grand Canyon in Arizona, the Everglades in Florida, and the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, as well as lesser known paradises such as Haleakala in Hawaii, the Kenai Fjords of Alaska, and Biscayne National Park in Florida. From the first official national park, Yellowstone (founded in 1872) to the most recent, Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado (2004), Duncan and Burns provide a detailed account of each of the 58 national parks, as well as the amazing story of the parks system itself, a shining achievement which remains one of America's foremost contributions to world history.
Genre: Business + Money Management, Nature, History
Sub-Genre: United States / General, Industries / Parks + Recreation Management, Environmental Conservation + Protection
- Genre: History, Nature, Business + Money Management
- Subgenre: Environmental Conservation + Protection, Industries / Parks + Recreation Management, United States / General
- Language: English
- Author: Dayton Duncan , Ken Burns
- Online Item #: 11657136
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 059-01-2416
- ISBN: 9780307268969
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported