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Members and Partners may borrow up to 2 items at a time for up to 21 days.

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If you're a Business Partner, please e-mail Lori Bernet or call 503.293.1950.

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Title: National Parks: America's Best Idea, a film by Ken Burns
Copy #: 1
Status: available
Duration: 12 hours, 30 minutes
Media: 6 DVDs
Keywords: National Parks, Ken Burns


Nearly a decade in the making, THE NATIONAL PARKS: America's Best Idea, a six-part documentary series from acclaimed filmmakers Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan, is a breathtaking journey through the nation's most spectacular landscapes and a celebration of the people--famous and unknown--who fought to save them for future generations to treasure. Episode One, THE SCRIPTURE OF NATURE (1851-1890); Episode Two, THE LAST REFUGE (1890-1915); Episode Three, THE EMPIRE OF GRANDEUR (1915-1919); Episode Four, GOING HOME (1920-1933); Episode Five, GREAT NATURE (1933-1945); Episode Six, THE MORNING OF CREATION (1946-1980).

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