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The valley that would become Yosemite and the creation of the world’s first national park at Yellowstone in 1872 through the most recent additions to a system that now encompasses nearly four hundred sites and 84 million acresThe authors recount the adventures mythmaking and intense political battles behind the evolution of the park system and the enduring ideals that fostered its growth They capture the importance and splendors of the individual parks from Haleakala in Hawaii to Acadia in Maine. “For the first time in human history land great sections of our natural landscape was set aside not for kings or noblemen or the very rich but for everyone for all time” Ken BurnsAt the risk of offending Ken Burns' fans I found the PBS narrative to be a bit tedious sorry Ken Burns AND despite his wonderful intro uoted above However this companion book to his documentary about our National Parks is a GEM I liked the fact that I could take my time and choose the images and text I was most excited about I took it to work with me and read from it to coworkers and exclaimed over the fascinating people characters we meet along the way I even welled up in parts sniff I give it ten stars Yes ten Messy Jessy recent additions to a system that now encompasses nearly four hundred sites and 84 million acresThe authors The International Dictionary of Event Management recount the adventures mythmaking and intense political battles behind the evolution of the park system and the enduring ideals that fostered its growth They capture the importance and splendors of the individual parks from Haleakala in Hawaii to Acadia in Maine. “For the first time in human history land great sections of our natural landscape was set aside not for kings or noblemen or the very Domicile 1 rich but for everyone for all time” Ken BurnsAt the Individual Motivation Within Groups risk of offending Ken Burns' fans I found the PBS narrative to be a bit tedious sorry Ken Burns AND despite his wonderful intro uoted above However this companion book to his documentary about our National Parks is a GEM I liked the fact that I could take my time and choose the images and text I was most excited about I took it to work with me and Why I Am A Jew read from it to coworkers and exclaimed over the fascinating people characters we meet along the way I even welled up in parts sniff I give it ten stars Yes ten

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From Denali in Alaska to the Everglades in Florida from Glacier in Montana to Big Bend in Texas And they introduce us to a diverse cast of compelling characters both unsung heroes and famous figures such as John Muir Theodore Roosevelt and Ansel Adams who have been transformed by these special places and committed themselves to saving them from destruction so that the rest of us could be transformed as well The National Parks is a glorious celebration of an essential expression of American democrac. This was a wonderful history of the national park system featuring some of my old friends John Muir and Teddy Roosevelt I'm particularly grateful for recent visits to Yosemite and Yellowstone which made the stories all that accessible And I look forward to park visits in my futureI knocked a star off for the pantheism of later episodes and frankly for wolves In my part of the world wolves are a clear and present danger The downfall of the audio edition is missing the vibrant visual splendor Having invested 15 hours in listening to the audio I don't want to get sucked into 15 hours of viewing But the print book is on its way to my library so I can peruse and enjoy the photographs Lisa Star and the Solstice Academy rest of us could be transformed as well The National Parks is a glorious celebration of an essential expression of American democrac. This was a wonderful history of the national park system featuring some of my old friends John Muir and Teddy Roosevelt I'm particularly grateful for Extreme Pumpkins II recent visits to Yosemite and Yellowstone which made the stories all that accessible And I look forward to park visits in my futureI knocked a star off for the pantheism of later episodes and frankly for wolves In my part of the world wolves are a clear and present danger The downfall of the audio edition is missing the vibrant visual splendor Having invested 15 hours in listening to the audio I don't want to get sucked into 15 hours of viewing But the print book is on its way to my library so I can peruse and enjoy the photographs

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The companion volume to the twelve hour PBS series from the acclaimed filmmaker behind The Civil War Baseball and The WarAmerica’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 idea from the first sighting by white men in 1851 of. There are two ways to read this book The first would be a uick scan through like a coffee table book to browse the beautiful photography and maybe read the short bios and interviews scattered throughout the book Or you can read the book in it's entirety and learn the history of how our national parks came to be and who the pivotal people were who made it happen Either way I would give it a 5 star rating I come from a family who has a great appreciation for the national parks My grandparents both spent summers in their college years working in Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons and passed their love of it down through the decades I also inherited their love of the outdoors and understand the need that humans have to get close to nature sometimes How thankful I am for the far sighted Americans and immigrants who made it possible for these beautiful scenes to be preserved for future generations to enjoy Kick-boxing pour la ligne radical as the Declaration of Independence that the nation’s most magnificent and sacred places should be preserved not for Firm Abs Flat Stomach royalty or the Vacaciones Fatales 2/ Fatal Vacations 2 rich but for everyone In this evocative and lavishly illustrated narrative Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan delve into the history of the park idea from the first sighting by white men in 1851 of. There are two ways to Living the Eternal Way read this book The first would be a uick scan through like a coffee table book to browse the beautiful photography and maybe Tamara de Lempicka read the short bios and interviews scattered throughout the book Or you can Amazon.com: Solaris Internals: Solaris 10 and OpenSolaris Kernel Architecture eBook: Richard McDougall, Jim Mauro: Kindle Store read the book in it's entirety and learn the history of how our national parks came to be and who the pivotal people were who made it happen Either way I would give it a 5 star Solaris Internals rating I come from a family who has a great appreciation for the national parks My grandparents both spent summers in their college years working in Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons and passed their love of it down through the decades I also inherited their love of the outdoors and understand the need that humans have to get close to nature sometimes How thankful I am for the far sighted Americans and immigrants who made it possible for these beautiful scenes to be preserved for future generations to enjoy