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THE NATIONAL PARKS: America's Best Idea

THE NATIONAL PARKS: AMERICA'S BEST IDEA Companion Book

Written by Dayton Duncan, and Ken Burns, the companion book to the film is a sweeping, magnificently illustrated history of the American national park system from the first sighting by white men in 1851 of the valley that would become Yosemite, to the most recent additions to the 84 million acres that comprise this grand national treasure.

The book includes five extended interviews with people whose lives have been shaped by their connections to the American landscape (including Terry Tempest Williams) as well as vast array of breathtaking photographs, both archival and contemporary.

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Bank of America Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr Fund Corporation for Public Broadcasting The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations Park Foundation

National Park Foundation The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation The Pew Charitable TrustsGM

THE NATIONAL PARKS: AMERICA'S BEST IDEA is a co-production of

Florentine Films and WETA

 

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