Coverart for item
The Resource The national parks : America's best idea, a production of Florentine Films and WETA Television ; written by Dayton Duncan ; produced by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns, (videorecording)

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

Label
The national parks : America's best idea
Title
The national parks
Title remainder
America's best idea
Statement of responsibility
a production of Florentine Films and WETA Television ; written by Dayton Duncan ; produced by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns
Contributor
Narrator
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
Related
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Cinematography, Buddy Squires, Allen Moore, Lincoln Else, Ken Burns ; supervising film editor, Paul Barnes ; episode editors, Paul Barnes, Craig Mellish, Erik Ewers
Dewey number
973
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
  • Closed-captioned; Described video for the visually impaired
  • English or Spanish dialogue; English or Spanish subtitles
PerformerNote
Narrator: Peter Coyote
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Duncan, Dayton
  • Burns, Ken
  • Coyote, Peter
  • Florentine Films
  • WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.)
  • Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
  • PBS Home Video
  • Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
750
Series statement
A film by Ken Burns
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • National parks and reserves
  • Nature conservation
  • United States
Technique
live action
Label
The national parks : America's best idea, a production of Florentine Films and WETA Television ; written by Dayton Duncan ; produced by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally broadcast as episodes of the television documentary on PBS in 2009
  • Special features: Making of ; capturing the parks: a behind-the-scenes look ; musical journeys through the parks ; outtakes: an interview with Nevada Barr & "The Boss" ; mini-documentary: The National Parks: This is America ; contemporary stories from America's national parks: series of five short films
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Contents
[Disc 1] Episode one. The scripture of nature (1851-1890) -- [Disc 2] Episode two. The last refuge (1890-1915) -- [Disc 3] Episode three. The empire of grandeur (1915-1919) -- [Disc 4] Episode four. Going home (1920-1933) -- [Disc 5] Episode five. Great nature (1933-1945) -- [Disc 6] Episode six. The morning of creation (1946-1980)
Control code
ocn439018699
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
6 videodiscs (750 min.)
Isbn
9780793694877
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 097368944442
  • 841887009881
Other physical details
sd., col. and b&w
Publisher number
  • DVD 16778-16783 NPAB600
  • 89444
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)439018699
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 production of Florentine Films and WETA Television ; written by Dayton Duncan ; produced by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally broadcast as episodes of the television documentary on PBS in 2009
  • Special features: Making of ; capturing the parks: a behind-the-scenes look ; musical journeys through the parks ; outtakes: an interview with Nevada Barr & "The Boss" ; mini-documentary: The National Parks: This is America ; contemporary stories from America's national parks: series of five short films
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Contents
[Disc 1] Episode one. The scripture of nature (1851-1890) -- [Disc 2] Episode two. The last refuge (1890-1915) -- [Disc 3] Episode three. The empire of grandeur (1915-1919) -- [Disc 4] Episode four. Going home (1920-1933) -- [Disc 5] Episode five. Great nature (1933-1945) -- [Disc 6] Episode six. The morning of creation (1946-1980)
Control code
ocn439018699
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
6 videodiscs (750 min.)
Isbn
9780793694877
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 097368944442
  • 841887009881
Other physical details
sd., col. and b&w
Publisher number
  • DVD 16778-16783 NPAB600
  • 89444
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)439018699
System details
DVD, widescreen, Dolby digital 5.1 surround or 2.0 stereo., NTSC, region 1
Video recording format
DVD

Library Locations

    • Central BranchBorrow it
      10 Kercheval Avenue, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI, 48236, US
      42.393738 -82.905326
    • Woods BranchBorrow it
      20680 Mack Ave, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI, 48236, US
      42.442926 -82.906510
Processing Feedback ...