Discoveries America National Parks

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California is home to over two dozen National Parks. From the tallest trees in the world, Redwoods; to one of the hottest places on earth, Death Valley; punctuated by many parks in between.  Each location is unique, providing inspiration, enjoyment, and education for all.


  • Independence Hall National Historical Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Redwoods National and State Parks
  • Death Valley National Park
  • Mojave National Preserve
  • Sand to Snow National Monument
  • Castle Mountains National Monument
  • Mojave Trails National Monument
  • Joshua Tree National Park
  • Cabrillo National Monument
  • Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area
  • César Chavez National Monument
  • Pinnacles National Park
  • Channel Islands National Park
  • 50 minutes
  • Available on DVD, Blu-ray and Download

NP27 REVIEW: Video Librarian 

What kid – when hearing about it for the first time – didn't want to be in a car driving through the famous giant California redwood tree that has a big enough "hole" at its base to even accommodate a Chevy Suburban?  And how many know that the famous tree is not actually part of the park?  The tree, located in an area near the park survived harvesting during logging activities some 100 years ago – passed over precisely because of the hole in its base.  That's just one of the interesting facts in the latest edition from Jim and Kelly Watt's high-def Discoveries...America National Parks series.  ... A study in contrasts and extremes: Here viewers will see black bears sauntering through thick rainforests, along with stark and arid desert landscapes, WWII-era monitoring stations designed to look like farmhouses, and more.  Accompanying the stunning visuals are informative interviews with loyal experts.  Highly recommended. Aud: P. (C.Block) 

NP27 REVIEW: The Midwest Book Review 

Part of the "Discoveries... America National Parks" series (each program is available in both DVD and Blu-ray formats), California Redwoods to Death Valley showcases a diversity of national parks and historic sites in California, including Redwoods National and State Parks, Death Valley National Park, Mojave National Preserve, Sand to Snow National Monument, Cesar Chavez National Monument, Pinnacles National Park, Channel Island national Park and much more. Beautiful, panoramic photography makes this educational and edifying DVD the next best thing to witnessing California's natural splendor in person! Highly recommended, especially for public library DVD collections. 50 min. 


California is home to over two dozen National Parks.  From the tallest trees in the world, Redwoods; to one of the hottest places on earth, Death Valley; punctuated by many parks in between.  Featured parks include Joshua Tree; Pinnacles; Channel Islands; and much more, including a variety of National Monuments.