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The Resource The national parks : America's best idea, PBS ; A production of Florentine Films and WETA Television ; National Parks Film Project, LLC ; A film by Ken Burns ; Executive producer, Ken Burns ; written by Dayton Duncan ; produced by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns, (Blu-ray)

The national parks : America's best idea, PBS ; A production of Florentine Films and WETA Television ; National Parks Film Project, LLC ; A film by Ken Burns ; Executive producer, Ken Burns ; written by Dayton Duncan ; produced by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns, (Blu-ray)

Label
The national parks : America's best idea
Title
The national parks
Title remainder
America's best idea
Statement of responsibility
PBS ; A production of Florentine Films and WETA Television ; National Parks Film Project, LLC ; A film by Ken Burns ; Executive producer, Ken Burns ; written by Dayton Duncan ; produced by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns
Title variation
America's best idea
Contributor
Narrator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
Traces the birth of the American 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
Related
Cataloging source
VRC
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Supervising film editor, Paul Barnes ; episode editors, Paul Barnes, Craig Mellish, Erik Ewes ; cinematography, Buddy Squires, Allen Moore, Lincoln Else, Ken Burns
Dewey number
333.782160973
Intended audience
U.S. : Not rated ; Canadian Home Video rating: G
Language note
English or Spanish dialogue ; optional English or Spanish subtitles ; closed-captioned in English and Spanish ; optional audio descriptions 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.)
  • Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
  • PBS Home Video
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting
  • National Parks Film Project, LLC. (Firm)
Runtime
700
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  • Muir, John
  • Roosevelt, Theodore
  • Mather, Stephen Tyng
  • Albright, Horace M.
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D.
  • United States
  • Yosemite National Park (Calif.)
  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Grand Canyon National Park (Ariz.)
  • Hetch Hetchy Valley (Calif.)
  • Bryce Canyon National Park (Utah)
  • Zion National Park (Utah)
  • Arches National Park (Utah)
  • Acadia National Park (Me.)
  • Denali National Park and Preserve (Alaska)
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park (N.C. and Tenn.)
  • National parks and reserves
  • Nature conservation
  • Documentary television programs
  • Video recordings for the hearing impaired
  • Video recordings for people with visual disabilities
Technique
live action
Label
The national parks : America's best idea, PBS ; A production of Florentine Films and WETA Television ; National Parks Film Project, LLC ; A film by Ken Burns ; Executive producer, Ken Burns ; written by Dayton Duncan ; produced by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns, (Blu-ray)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • This Blu-ray disc will not play on standard DVD players or drives
  • Series was originally produced and broadcast on PBS in 2009
  • Program guide on reverse of case insert
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Contents
  • [Disc 1] Episode one. The scripture of nature (1851-1890) (ca. 114 min.) -- [Disc 2] Episode two. The last refuge (1890-1915) (ca. 131 min.) -- [Disc 3] Episode three. The empire of grandeur (1915-1919) (ca. 111 min.) -- [Disc 4] Episode four. Going home (1920-1933) (ca. 115 min.) -- [Disc 5] Episode five. Great nature (1933-1945) (ca. 114 min.) -- [Disc 6] Episode six. The morning of creation (1946-1980) (ca. 114 min.)
  • Special features: [Disc 1] Making of The national parks (ca. 25 min. ; also available in Spanish) -- [Disc 2] Capturing the parks: a behind-the-scenes look (ca. 24 min.) -- [Disc 3] Musical journeys through the National parks (ca. 26 min.): National Park Timeline ; Peace at last / Across the ocean ; Horizons ; Green graves of Erin ; Shores of Ogygia ; Teddy bears' picnic -- [Disc 4] Outtakes: An interview with Nevada Barr (ca. 7 min.) ; "The Boss" (ca. 10 min.) -- [Disc 5] The National parks: This is America (ca. 44 min. ; also available in Spanish) -- [Disc 6] Contemporary stories from America's national parks (ca. 30 min. ; also available in Spanish): San Antonio Missions -- Yosemite's Buffalo Soldiers -- Mount Rushmore: Tellling America's stories -- Manzanar: Never again -- City kids in National Parks
Control code
ocn457761554
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
6 videodiscs (ca. 700 min.)
Isbn
9781608830015
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col. and b&w
Publisher number
NPA600B
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)457761554
System details
Blu-ray disc ; Region A ; high definition 1.78 :1, Dolby TrueHD 5.1 and digital audio (English) ; stereo (Spanish)
Video recording format
other
Label
The national parks : America's best idea, PBS ; A production of Florentine Films and WETA Television ; National Parks Film Project, LLC ; A film by Ken Burns ; Executive producer, Ken Burns ; written by Dayton Duncan ; produced by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns, (Blu-ray)
Publication
Note
  • This Blu-ray disc will not play on standard DVD players or drives
  • Series was originally produced and broadcast on PBS in 2009
  • Program guide on reverse of case insert
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Contents
  • [Disc 1] Episode one. The scripture of nature (1851-1890) (ca. 114 min.) -- [Disc 2] Episode two. The last refuge (1890-1915) (ca. 131 min.) -- [Disc 3] Episode three. The empire of grandeur (1915-1919) (ca. 111 min.) -- [Disc 4] Episode four. Going home (1920-1933) (ca. 115 min.) -- [Disc 5] Episode five. Great nature (1933-1945) (ca. 114 min.) -- [Disc 6] Episode six. The morning of creation (1946-1980) (ca. 114 min.)
  • Special features: [Disc 1] Making of The national parks (ca. 25 min. ; also available in Spanish) -- [Disc 2] Capturing the parks: a behind-the-scenes look (ca. 24 min.) -- [Disc 3] Musical journeys through the National parks (ca. 26 min.): National Park Timeline ; Peace at last / Across the ocean ; Horizons ; Green graves of Erin ; Shores of Ogygia ; Teddy bears' picnic -- [Disc 4] Outtakes: An interview with Nevada Barr (ca. 7 min.) ; "The Boss" (ca. 10 min.) -- [Disc 5] The National parks: This is America (ca. 44 min. ; also available in Spanish) -- [Disc 6] Contemporary stories from America's national parks (ca. 30 min. ; also available in Spanish): San Antonio Missions -- Yosemite's Buffalo Soldiers -- Mount Rushmore: Tellling America's stories -- Manzanar: Never again -- City kids in National Parks
Control code
ocn457761554
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
6 videodiscs (ca. 700 min.)
Isbn
9781608830015
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col. and b&w
Publisher number
NPA600B
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)457761554
System details
Blu-ray disc ; Region A ; high definition 1.78 :1, Dolby TrueHD 5.1 and digital audio (English) ; stereo (Spanish)
Video recording format
other

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