Earlier this fall, PBS aired Ken Burns' excellent documentary film, The National Parks: America's Best Idea. Hopefully all of you got a chance to watch it.
The documentary is the story of an idea as uniquely American as the Declaration of Independence and just as radical: that the most special places in the nation should be preserved, not for royalty or the rich, but for everyone. It was filmed over the course of more than six years at some of the most spectacular locales, including Acadia, Yosemite, Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon as well as Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
If you missed the film, or if would like to have your own copy of the DVD to watch at any time, Amazon is now offering both the DVD and the companion book at some pretty deep discounts.
The DVD Box Set contains six discs with a total of 720 minutes of run time. Amazon is selling the DVD set for just $79.99. That's a 20% mark-off from the original price of $99.99. This item also ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping. Please click here for more product information.
The National Parks film companion book, at 432 pages, goes into much more depth about the creation of the national park system. Additionally, you'll find hundreds of stunning photos (historic and contemporary) of the people and landscapes from our national parks. Amazon is selling the companion book for only $29.25. That's a 42% discount off the original price of $50.00. This item also ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping. Please click here for more information about the book.
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