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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  John Voigt  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction



Illinois Connection

He works in the Botany Department at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.

Biographical and Professional Information

John Voigt, professor in the department of botany, joined SIUC's faculty in 1950. A native of Sullivan, Indiana, he earned a bachelor's degree from Eastern Illinois University and master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Nebraska.

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Titles At Your Library

A Flora of Southern Illinois
ISBN: 0809300265

Southern Illinois University Press. 1959

This book will be of particular interest to those inter­ested in applied fields of biology, such as conservation, forestry, and wild life. The southern twelve counties of Illinois, a total of 4,355 square miles, comprise the area covered in this book. It is an area in which both northern and southern flora specimens abound. A wide variety of plant species grow in this area, and nearly 200 new plants not formerly identified with this area have been included in the listings.

Especially valuable to amateur botanists, the book is an important manual in identifying the plants that make up the native scenery of this region. Seventy-seven illustrations aid in identifying and understanding the plant communities.

Plant Communities of Southern Illinois
ISBN: 0809301326

Southern Illinois University Press. 1964

Book by Mohlenbrock, Robert H., Voigt PhD, Mr. John C

Land Between the Rivers: The Southern Illinois Country (Southern Illinois University Centennial Publications)
ISBN: 0809311194

Southern Illinois University Press. 1982

Lying in an area bounded by the Wabash, Ohio, and Mississippi rivers, the Southern Illinois country is rich in history, folk­lore, scenery, and natural resources. At about the latitude of southern Virginia, and extending from the flat prairie farm­land of central Illinois to the rugged “Illinois Ozarks,” the area is the natural terminal boundary for hundreds of plant species reaching out to all points of the compass. It is also the oldest and most sparsely populated part of Illinois, a region of small towns and independent people, typical of the vast heartland of the U.S.A.

Surveying the area in words and pic­tures the authors sensitively and appre­ciatively portray the region’s special qualities. An uncommon portrayal of American life in a distinctive region, the book provides a memorable journey both in time and place.

Prairie Plants of Illinois
ISBN: 9991982485

Illinois Dept of Natural Resources. 1990

Octavo, PP.272, Line Drawings by Miriam Wysong Meyer, PP.272, Identification, Enjoyment, And Lore For more Than 200 Species Across North America