George Diggs, Jr.
George Diggs, Jr.
333 N College Way, Claremont, CA 91711, United States
In 1974, Diggs received a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Arts in 1976, from the College of William and Mary.
Madison, WI 53715, United States
In 1981, Diggs received a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
(The first fully illustrated flora for any region of Texas...)
The first fully illustrated flora for any region of Texas or adjacent states. It is the most comprehensive guide to a large portion of the diverse plant life of Texas, and covers all the native and naturalized vascular plants known to occur in North Central Texas, an area about the size of Kentucky. The book presents information on the plant life of the region to meet the needs of students, teachers, wildflower enthusiasts, gardeners, ranchers, farmers, naturalists, conservationists, environmental consultants, researchers, and the general public. Of particular importance for non-botanists are the line drawing illustrations, which are provided for all species. In addition, there are 174 color photographs.
(From Big D to the Big Thicket there is a land of beautifu...)
From Big D to the Big Thicket there is a land of beautiful prairies interwoven with groves of timber, stately pines, hardwoods, wisteria, honeysuckle, lilies, orchids, dogwoods, azaleas, and Texas Pride! Volume 1 of the Illustrated Flora of East Texas is the first fully illustrated flora for East Texas, a species-rich area (approximately the size of Georgia) that contains roughly two-thirds of all the plant species known for Texas. The book covers all the native and naturalized ferns and similar plants, gymnosperms, and monocotyledons (1,060 species) known to occur in East Texas.
(What is the healthiest diet to eat? Why do diets almost a...)
What is the healthiest diet to eat? Why do diets almost always fail? Why do we have a crisis of obesity, diabetes, and other health problems in the U.S. today? Why are even children becoming obese and unhealthy? The answers can be found when one understands what recent scientific research says, when one realizes that conventional dietary advice and the Standard American Diet are completely mismatched with our genetics.
(Texas has a surprising number of native ferns and lycophy...)
Texas has a surprising number of native ferns and lycophytes 127 in all, the most of any state in the continental U.S.A. This is particularly unexpected given that most people associate ferns and related plants with humid, even tropical conditions, just the opposite of much of Texas. This book explains why and looks at the fascinating world of Texas ferns, ranging from the swamp forests of far East Texas, to the hidden canyons of the Edwards Plateau, and even to the high mountain sky islands of such places as Big Bend National Park.
In 1974, Diggs received a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Arts in 1976, from the College of William and Mary. In 1981, he received a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
George Diggs joined the Austin College faculty in 1981. Currently, he is a Professor of Biology and Co-Director of the Program in Public Health. He teaches Environmental and Evolutionary, Evolution and Human Health, and Models of Scientific Thought. In Spring 2012, Diggs was installed as the Donald McGregor Chair of Natural Sciences. He is also a research associate at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) in Fort Worth. In his research, he has been to all seven continents.
(From Big D to the Big Thicket there is a land of beautifu...)2006
(What is the healthiest diet to eat? Why do diets almost a...)2013
(Texas has a surprising number of native ferns and lycophy...)2014
(The first fully illustrated flora for any region of Texas...)1999
Diggs was a member of the American Society of Plant Taxonomists and International Society of Plant Taxonomy.