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University of Wyoming

Roger L. Williams


Roger L. Williams was born within the confines of the Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, in 1923. He received a Ph.D. in history from the University of Michigan (1951) and taught at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Antioch College, and the University of California at Santa Barbara. In 1971, he became Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Wyoming. Although a French historian (e.g., The Mortal Napoleon III, 1971 and The Horror of Life, 1980), in recent years he has published extensively on botanical figures, the Rocky Mountain flora, and early botanical exploration in the Rockies. Following is a list of botanically related books published by Professor Emeritus Williams.


Papers

Williams, R. L. 1987. On the mountain top with Mr. Osterhout. Brittonia 39: 149-158.

Williams, R. L. 2004. An intellectual biography of Elie-Abel Carrière (1818-1896). Brittonia 56: 365-374.


Books

Williams, R. L. 1984. Aven Nelson of Wyoming. Colorado Assoc. Univ. Press, Boulder. 467 pp.

Nelson, R. A., revised by R. L. Williams. 1992. Handbook of the Rocky Mountain Plants. Roberts Rinehart, Niwot, Colorado. 444 pp.

Williams, R. L. 2001. Botanophilia in Eighteenth-Century France: The Spirit of the Enlightenment. Kluwer Academic Publ., Dordrech, Netherlands & Boston, Mass. 197 pp.

Williams, R. L. 2002. A Guide to Rocky Mountain Plants. National Book Network. 450 pp.

Williams, R. L. 2003. French Botany in the Enlightenment: the Ill-Fated Voyages of La Pérouse and his Rescuers. Kluwer Academic Publ., Dordrech, Netherlands & Boston, Mass. 240 pp.

Williams, R. L. 2003. "A Region of Astonishing Beauty" : the Botanical Exploration of the Rocky Mountains. R. Rinehart, Lanham, Maryland. 209 pp.