For the first time, the University of California Press is offering this resource as an e-book. The Digital Jepson Manual provides an unparalleled new level of interactivity, portability, and convenience. Extensive linking and e-book–friendly illustrations make it easier for users to learn about plant characteristics and identify the native and naturalized plants of California—all in a format ideally suited for use in the field. Using readily available e-book readers, field researchers, students, and enthusiasts can click on links to rapidly navigate through keys to families, genera, species, and subspecies or varieties. Specific features of The Digital Jepson Manual include the following:
—Keys link forward and backward to other taxonomic levels.
—Plate references in taxonomic treatments link to plates for rapid reference.
—Plate captions link to taxonomic treatments.
—Individual taxon figures appear next to species descriptions, and full plates are gathered in a special section.
—Glossary terms link to any relevant illustrations.
—List of families links each family to its taxonomic treatment.
—Index is fully linked to taxonomic treatments.
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The Jepson Manual
Vascular Plants of California
By Bruce G. Baldwin, Douglas H. Goldman, David J. Keil, Robert Patterson Thomas J. Rosatti, Dieter H. Wilken
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESSCopyright © 2012 The Regents of the University of California
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WILLIS LINN JEPSON (1867–1946) laid much of the foundation of California floristics through his life-long efforts to document and describe vascular plant diversity in the state. His extensive plant collections and library formed the nucleus of the Jepson Herbarium, established at the University of California, Berkeley in 1950; the herbarium continues Jepson's work to understand and conserve the state's flora and to communicate that knowledge to others. One of Jepson's major achievements as a botanist was his publication in 1925 of the first comprehensive statewide guide to vascular plant diversity, A Manual of the Flowering Plants of California. That book inspired and informed generations of botanists during a period when the California flora became famous as the subject of pioneering investigations in plant evolution and ecology. Jepson emphasized that a floristic work is never truly complete and final, and that further study must continue to advance knowledge. The productive years since publication of The Jepson Manual (1993) are testimony to such change and were the impetus for the international collaboration that produced this book.
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Table of Contents
ContentsUsing This Ebook,
List of Families,
List of Plates,
Conventions Used in The Jepson Manual, Second Edition,
Abbreviations and Symbols,
Geographic Subdivisions of California,
Map: Geographic Subdivisions of California,
Hierarchical Outline of Geographic Subdivisions,
Geologic, Climatic, and Vegetation History of California,
Key to California Vascular Plant Families,
Appendix. Numerical Summary of Taxa Treated in The Jepson Manual, Second Edition,
Authors Contributing to The Jepson Manual, Second Edition,