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The Resource The national parks : America's best idea : a film, [Episode 1], by Ken Burns, (playaway view)

The national parks : America's best idea : a film, [Episode 1], by Ken Burns, (playaway view)

Label
The national parks : America's best idea : a film, [Episode 1]
Title
The national parks
Title remainder
America's best idea : a film
Title number
[Episode 1]
Statement of responsibility
by Ken Burns
Title variation
America's best idea
Contributor
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1851, word spreads across the country of a beautiful area of California's Yosemite Valley, attracting visitors who wish to exploit the land's scenery for commercial gain and those who wish to keep it pristine. Among the latter is a Scottish-born wanderer named John Muir, for whom protecting the land becomes a spiritual calling. In 1864, Congress passes an act that protects Yosemite from commercial development for "public use, resort and recreation"- the first time in world history that any government has put forth this idea- and hands control of the land to California. Meanwhile, a "wonderland" in the northwest corner of the Wyoming territory attracts visitors to its bizarre landscape of geysers, mud pots and sulfur pits. In 1872, Congress passes an act to protect this land as well. Since it is located in a territory, rather than a state, it becomes America's first national park: Yellowstone
Cataloging source
PLAYA
Characteristic
videorecording
Dewey number
  • 333.7830973
  • 973
Intended audience
Not rated
LC call number
E160
LC item number
.N385 2013d
PerformerNote
Narrated by Peter Coyote
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Burns, Ken
  • Coyote, Peter
  • PBS Distribution (Firm)
  • Findaway World, LLC
Runtime
120
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  • United States
  • National parks and reserves
Target audience
adult
Technique
unknown
Label
The national parks : America's best idea : a film, [Episode 1], by Ken Burns, (playaway view)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from label
  • Release date supplied by publisher
  • "PBS"--Container
  • Previously released by PBS Distribution, c2013
  • Issued on Playaway View, a dedicated video media player
  • Powered by rechargable battery ; container includes one electrical power adapter
  • Earphones not required for audio playback
  • Documentary originally broadcast on PBS television in 2009
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Control code
ocn824121267
Dimensions
3 1/2 x 4 1/2 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 video media player (2 hr.)
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781467636612
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
PV000682
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
other
System control number
(OCoLC)824121267
Video recording format
other
Label
The national parks : America's best idea : a film, [Episode 1], by Ken Burns, (playaway view)
Publication
Note
  • Title from label
  • Release date supplied by publisher
  • "PBS"--Container
  • Previously released by PBS Distribution, c2013
  • Issued on Playaway View, a dedicated video media player
  • Powered by rechargable battery ; container includes one electrical power adapter
  • Earphones not required for audio playback
  • Documentary originally broadcast on PBS television in 2009
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Control code
ocn824121267
Dimensions
3 1/2 x 4 1/2 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 video media player (2 hr.)
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781467636612
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
PV000682
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
other
System control number
(OCoLC)824121267
Video recording format
other

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