Biography of Dr. Jaeger

Son of the Living Desert: Edmund C. Jaeger (1887-1983)

by Raymond  Ryckman, Ph.D  &  James  L.  Zackrison, M.A.

Review: Press enterprise

Biography Available At
  • Riverside Municipal Museum Bookstore
  • San Bernardino County Museum Bookstore
  • Loma Linda University Campus Bookstore

Copies may also be obtained by contacting the Publisher:
R. E. Ryckman, 25877 Chula Vista Street, Redlands, CA 92373

Click Here To Download a Copy of the Book and a Copy of my Index to the Book


When reading Edmund C. Jaeger's articles and books, one is aware of a lucid and informative style of writing. In Deep Canyon, a Desert Wilderness for Science, Bill Jennings noted: "Among contemporary writers the author-scientist Edmund C. Jaeger of Riverside perhaps excels--in physical description, knowledge of the desert's natural history and the rare ability to make science understandable and alive to the lay reader."

An exhaustive list of Dr. Jaeger's many books, articles, letters, manuscripts, sketchbooks and other materials can be found in the newly-released biography
of Dr. Jaeger.

A number of the more popular books are available at local bookstores and the Riverside Municipal Museum.

I will be happy to post locations of any other places where Dr. Jaeger's books can be found.

Included here is the U.C. Melvyl Search which shows the various holdings UC-wide and the library where they are stored.

U. C. Melvyl Search


On Desert Trails With A Naturalist - Edmund C. Jaeger

A collection of 110 articles Dr. Jaeger wrote for the Desert Magazine

- compiled by Jack M. Harris (Private Printing -- Out Of Print)

This is the last of the Dr. Jaeger pages