Forests and Trees of the Western National Parks by Harold E. Bailey and Virginia Long Bailey[.] Conservation Bulletin No. 6. Washington: D. C. United States Government Printing Office, 1941. 23.3x14.7 cm, pp. [i-ii] iii-v [vi] vii-viii [ix] x 1-129 [130: blank], 72 illustrations from photographs, 1 map, original pictorial white wrappers printed in black, side stapled. First edition. "This valuable contribution to the literature of the national parks begins with a short introductory discussion of forest conservation, life zones, structure and functions of a tree and plant associations. The three general forestal regions (Pacific Slope, Rocky Mountain, Southwestern) in which the western national parks are located are briefly characterized. The forest associations and topographic features of the western parks, including those of Alaska and Hawaii, are then treated in some detail. Field keys to the genera and species of trees, nontechnical descriptions and general information amount to approximately one half of the content. A well-selected bibliography and an index to the common and scientific names complete the volume which is printed in clear type and beautifully illustrated with halftones from photographs. The authors are to be congratulated on this attractive and readable booklet which will be very much appreciated by botanists, and foresters as well as by the vacationing public." - Ethel Critm, Madron o (journal of the California Botanical Society), Vol. 6, No. 3 (July, 1941), p. 92. The forests of Yosemite National Park, General Grant National Park and Sequoia National Park are described on pages 29-38. Wrappers damp stained and worn at edges, a good copy. Provenance: Inscription by "the authors" dated 30 July 1941 on the inside front wrapper. (#166458).
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