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The National Parks: America's Best Idea

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

Defending the book...

Although I agree that there was an opportunity to have the pictures pop for us readers - keep in mind that the authors are environmentalists... glossy pictures would not be environmental friendly...

If you want to see the wonderful parks - buy the DVD and support PB...
Although I agree that there was an opportunity to have the pictures pop for us readers - keep in mind that the authors are environmentalists... glossy pictures would not be environmental friendly...

If you want to see the wonderful parks - buy the DVD and support PBS when they have it for sale during fund raising events...

And if you truly want to see these parks - go visit them in person.

This was the intent of the book/DVD - to have people want to visit these parks in person, to motivate enviromental concerns to not lose these natural wonders.

posted by 528603 on September 26, 2009

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6 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

Great idea poorly executed

If you pick up this book in hopes of great visuals, like those in both editions of Great Lodges of the National Parks (also broadcast on PBS as well as published in book form), be prepared for a severe disappointment.

The authors and publisher have chosen to print th...
If you pick up this book in hopes of great visuals, like those in both editions of Great Lodges of the National Parks (also broadcast on PBS as well as published in book form), be prepared for a severe disappointment.

The authors and publisher have chosen to print this book on flimsy, uncoated paper. As a consequence, none of the photography "pops" off the page they way you'd expect. This is a tragedy, given the inherently visual nature of the subject matter.

To get an idea of what this book could have been like, look at the dust jacket, which is printed on substantial, coated paper that makes the photography look wonderful.

Given the premium price we're asked to pay for this book, it is a shame it hasn't been printed on premium paper (which, by the way, is readily recyclable).

posted by aLearnedOne on September 9, 2009

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