Title: Illustrated guide to the oaks of the ...
Publisher: F.M. Roberts Publications
Book Condition: New
0964384701 New store stock, unread. Tiny bookseller sticker to inside of front cover. Bookseller Inventory # 11892
Synopsis: A beautifully illustrated identification guide complete with easy to use keys, descriptions, and large maps for all 18 species of oaks that are known to occur in southern California west of the deserts. The book also includes two additional species that are endemic to northwestern Baja California, Mexico, and distributional information for other species of oaks that occur in Baja California north of El Rosario.
About the Author: Fred M. Roberts has studied botany for the last 20 years and is considered an expert on southern California plant identification. He graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 1982 and worked as an assistant museum curator in charge of the herbarium at the University of California, Irvine's Museum of Systematic Biology from 1982 to 1991. From 1991 to 1999, Mr. Roberts worked as a botanist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service where he became familar with many of southern California's rare plants. He was introduced to the oaks while at UCSB and has been studying this intersting group in southern California and western Mexico ever since. He is currently working on a Flora of Orange County, California, and a Checklist to the vascular plants of western Riverside County, California.
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