Woody plants of the western national parks containing keys for the identification of trees and shrubs by Virginia Long Bailey ... and Harold Edwards Bailey. Norte Dame, Ind. The University Press, February, 1949. 22.8x15 cm, pp. [1-8] 1-274, 146 figures in the text including a full-page map, original black cloth, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition. At head of title: "THE AMERICAN MIDLAND NATURALIST / Monograph No. 4 / Edited by John D. Mizelle / Published by the University of Notre Dame / Notre Dame, Indiana." A guide to shrubs found in sixteen western national parks, including Yosemite National Park, Kings Canyon National Park and Sequoia National Park. "Many of the sixteen national parks discussed here have bulletins dealing with the plants of the particular areas, but no single guide has been available for use in all ... A total of over 560 woody plants are listed for these national parks, the areas of which total roughly 11,600 square miles. The report is based on field observations and plant collections made during a vegetation survey carried on under the direction of the Division of Forestry of the United States National Park Service. Several weeks to several months were spent by the authors in most of these areas either in connection with the survey or while engaged in research and education work. In this part only the shrubs are considered in detail, the section on trees having been previously published (see Bailey, H. E. and V. L., Forests and Trees of the Western National Parks. United States Department of the Interior, Conservation Bulletin no. 6 1941). However, in order to broaden the scope of the work and thus increase its usefulness, a key to the trees is included" (page 1). Cloth worn at edges, a good copy. (#166456).
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