First published in 1974, this volume in the California Natural History Guides series has been thoroughly updated and revised. New chapters give expanded discussions of the evolution of the California landscape and recent changes in California's flora. Basic concepts of plant taxonomy and plant ecology are introduced topics such as soil, climate, and geography are covered.
`Packed with new information, this revised guide will delight both the well informed and the novice.' Peter Raven, Director, Missouri Botanical Garden
Robert Ornduff (1932-2000) served as Director of the University and Jepson Herbaria, Director of the University Botanical Garden, and Professor of Integrative Biology at the University of California, Berkeley. Phyllis M. Faber is General Editor of the California Natural History Guides. Todd Keeler-Wolf is Senior Vegetation Ecologist, California Department of Fish and Game.