flora N America

Scott Shumway Scott_Shumway at wheatonma.edu
Mon Nov 3 17:59:31 EST 1997


I just received an ad for the first three volumes of "Flora of North
America" published by Oxford University Press.  Wheaton College is a small
undergraduate college.  None of our faculty are conducting research on
plant taxonomy.  Has anyone reviewed this series?  Is it likely to be
utilized (and understood) by undergraduates?  Has it been a worthwhile
addition to your library collection (and should I order it for mine)?

Our library is already stocked with floras that have not been opened by
anyone for decades and I want to avoid adding to this collection of dust
collectors.  Any and all opinions will be appreciated.

Scott Shumway
Associate Professor of Biology
Dept. of Biology
Wheaton College
Norton, MA 02766
508-286-3945
"Scott_Shumway at WheatonMa.edu"
fax 508-285-8278





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