The Digital Jepson Manual: Vascular Plants of California

The Digital Jepson Manual: Vascular Plants of California

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ISBN-13: 9780520952898
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 02/07/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 1600
File size: 234 MB
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About the Author

Bruce G. Baldwin is Curator of the Jepson Herbarium and Professor of Integrative Biology at the University of California, Berkeley. Douglas H. Goldman is Herbarium Associate at the Harvard University Herbaria. David J. Keil is Professor Emeritus and Director of the Robert F. Hoover Herbarium at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.Robert W. Patterson is Professor of Biology at San Francisco State University. Thomas J. Rosatti is Specialist at the University and Jepson Herbaria, University of California, Berkeley. Dieter H. Wilken is Director of Conservation at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden.

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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 PRESS

Copyright © 2012 The Regents of the University of California
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-0-520-95289-8



PREFACE

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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Excerpted from The Jepson Manual by Bruce G. Baldwin, Douglas H. Goldman, David J. Keil, Robert Patterson Thomas J. Rosatti, Dieter H. Wilken. Copyright © 2012 The Regents of the University of California. Excerpted by permission of UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS.
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Table of Contents

Contents

Using This Ebook,
List of Families,
List of Plates,
Preface,
Introduction,
Philosophy,
Conventions Used in The Jepson Manual, Second Edition,
Abbreviations and Symbols,
Glossary,
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,
Taxonomic Treatments,
Lycophytes,
Ferns,
Gymnosperms,
Nymphaeales,
Magnoliids,
Ceratophyllales,
Eudicots,
Monocots,
Plates,
Cladogram,
Appendix. Numerical Summary of Taxa Treated in The Jepson Manual, Second Edition,
Acknowledgments,
Authors Contributing to The Jepson Manual, Second Edition,
Index,

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