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The National Parks

America's Best Idea

The National Parks( )
Author: Duncan, Dayton
Burns, Ken
ISBN:978-0-307-26896-9
Publication Date:Sep 2009
Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Imprint:Knopf
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $65.00
Book Description:

The companion volume to the twelve-hour PBS series from the acclaimed filmmaker behind The Civil War, Baseball, and The War. America's national parks spring from an idea as radical as the Declaration of Independence: that the nation's most magnificent and sacred places should be preserved, not for royalty or the rich, but for everyone. In this evocative and lavishly illustrated narrative, Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan delve into the history of the park...
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Book Details
Pages:432
Detailed Subjects: Travel / Parks & Campgrounds
Nature / Environmental Conservation & Protection
History / United States / State & Local / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):9.65 x 11.17 x 1.25 Inches
Book Weight:3.912 Pounds
Author Biography
Duncan, Dayton (Author)
Ken Burns, July 29, 1953 - Ken Burns was born in Brooklyn, New York on July 29, 1953. Burns attended the alternative campus of Hampshire College in Amherst Massachusetts, graduating with a degree in film making.

After graduating from college, Burns began Florentine Films with a few of his friends, and began creating his first documentary, entitled "The Brooklyn Bridge." This film won an Academy Award in 1982. His most famous work is his "Civil War" series, which has won many various awards. Burns was the first film maker to be inducted into the Society of American Historians, an unprecedented honor.

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