flora N America

Jim Manhart manhart at bio.tamu.edu
Tue Nov 4 07:45:17 EST 1997


In article <l03020902b083c0feffa2@[155.47.37.89]>,
Scott_Shumway at wheatonma.edu (Scott Shumway) wrote:

> 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

Yes,

I would buy them and then hire a plant taxonomist so the FNA volumes and
the other floras get some use.



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