Item Details

Print View

The National Parks: Episode 1 - the Scripture of Nature

Ken Burns; Burns, Ken; Kanopy (Firm)
Format
Video; Streaming Video; Online
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.
Director
Ken Burns
Release Date
2009
Language
English
Notes
Title from title frames.
Published
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2015.
Recording Info
Originally produced by PBS in 2009.
Publisher no.
1137126 Kanopy
Related Resources
Cover Image
Description
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 120 minutes) : digital, .flv file, sound
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Technical Details
  • Staff View

    LEADER 02407ngm a2200397 i 4500
    001 kan1137126
    003 CaSfKAN
    005 20140324125357.0
    006 m o c
    007 vz uzazuu
    007 cr una---unuuu
    008 150327p20152009cau120 o vleng d
    028
    5
    2
    a| 1137126 b| Kanopy
    035
      
      
    a| (OCoLC)914226129
    040
      
      
    a| CaSfKAN b| eng e| rda c| CaSfKAN
    245
    0
    4
    a| The National Parks : n| Episode 1 - The Scripture of Nature.
    264
      
    1
    a| [San Francisco, California, USA] : b| Kanopy Streaming, c| 2015.
    300
      
      
    a| 1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 120 minutes) : b| digital, .flv file, sound
    336
      
      
    a| two-dimensional moving image b| tdi 2| rdacontent
    337
      
      
    a| computer b| c 2| rdamedia
    338
      
      
    a| online resource b| cr 2| rdacarrier
    344
      
      
    a| digital
    347
      
      
    a| video file b| MPEG-4 b| Flash
    500
      
      
    a| Title from title frames.
    518
      
      
    a| Originally produced by PBS in 2009.
    520
      
      
    a| 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.
    538
      
      
    a| Mode of access: World Wide Web.
    650
      
    0
    a| United States x| National Park Service v| History.
    650
      
    0
    a| National parks and reserves z| United States v| History.
    650
      
    0
    a| Nature conservation z| United States v| History.
    655
      
    7
    a| Documentary films. 2| lcgft
    700
    1
      
    a| Burns, Ken, e| director.
    700
    1
      
    a| Coyote, Pate, e| narrator.
    710
    2
      
    a| Kanopy (Firm)
    856
    4
    0
    u| http://proxy.its.virginia.edu/login?url=http://virginia.kanopystreaming.com/node/137127 z| A Kanopy streaming video
    856
    4
    2
    z| Cover Image u| http://proxy.its.virginia.edu/login?url=https://www.kanopystreaming.com/node/137127/external-image
    999
      
      
    w| WEB l| INTERNET m| UVA-LIB t| INTERNET
▾See more
▴See less

Availability

Google Preview

Google Books Preview