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The National Parks by Dayton Duncan
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Jan 31, 10

bookshelves: non-fiction, history-or-politics, feast-your-eyes-on-this
Read on January 19, 2010

“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 Burns


At 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 (quoted 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.

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