WorldCat Identities

Rowntree, Lester

Works: 4 works in 12 publications in 1 language and 424 library holdings
Genres: Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: SB405, 635.967609794
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Lester Rowntree
Most widely held works by Lester Rowntree
Hardy Californians by Lester Rowntree( Book )
5 editions published between 1936 and 1980 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lester Rowntree : California native plant woman. by Rosemary Levenson( Book )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hardy Californians : a woman's life with native plants by Lester Rowntree( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Lester G.E. Rowntree (1879-1979), free-spirited adventurer and pioneering botanist, was fifty-two when she traded a comfortable home for the life of a peripatetic traveler in the California mountains, deserts, and forests. Through hundreds of articles, two books, and uncounted public lectures, Rowntree shared her vast knowledge of California native plants and argued passionately for the protection of the state's bountiful flora. A mountain mystic who worshipped on Sierra peaks, bathed in alpine streams, and lived for months on beans and bread, Rowntree has remained an inspiration in native plant horticulture and plant conservation to this day. This beloved classic, first published in 1936, is Rowntree's poetic sketch of California and its plant life. This new edition includes a biographical essay, a chapter on Rowntree's horticultural legacy, an updated species list, and a complete bibliography of her writings.--From publisher description
Lester Rowntree papers by Lester Rowntree( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Audience Level
Audience Level
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Audience level: 0.37 (from 0.00 for Lester Row ... to 0.56 for Lester Row ...)
Alternative Names
Rowntree, Gertrude Ellen Lester
Rowntree, L. 1879-1979
English (12)