"The South Island of New Zealand: a modification of British rural patterns and practices associated with the exotic plants and animals of the island." (Sauer)
b. 29 April 1911, Fairford, Manitoba; deceased, Madison, WI, 21 May 1975. m. Louise; ch. Charles Dougald, Stephen Peter, John Roderick, Mary Elizabeth.
A.B. McMaster Univ. (Mathematics and Physics) 1930; M.A. Univ. of Toronto (Economics, History, and Geography) 1938.
Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison (since 1951) Vernor Clifford Finch Research Professor of Geography; Chairman of Dept., 1958-61.
Univ. of Toronto 1935-38; Canterbury Univ. (New Zealand) 1941-42; Rutgers Univ. 1946-51; Israel and Scotland (Visiting Prof.), 1974.
Brittingham Research Professor, Univ. of Wisconsin 1961; Fulbright Research Fellow (United Kingdom) 1961-62; John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellow 1962; Citation by Beveridge Award Committee, Amer. Historical Assoc., for best historical work in Canada for 1968 (Acadia); Honorary President, Assoc. Amer. Geogr. 1961-62; Editor, Assoc. Amer. Geogr. Monograph Series 1959-64; Founding Co-editor, Journal of Historical Geography 1975; Editor, Oxford Univ. Press Series in Historical Geography 1971-1975.
The Invasion of New Zealand by People, Plants, and Animals: The South Island. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers Univ. Press, 1949.
Three Centuries and the Island: a Historical Geography of Settlement and Agriculture in Prince Edward Island, Canada. Toronto: Univ. of Toronto Press, 1959.
(Editor, with introduction and notes) Isabella Lucy Bird, The Englishwoman in America. Madison: Univ. of Wisconsin Press, 1966. (First published London: John Murray, 1854.)
Acadia: the Geography of Early Nova Scotia to 1760. Madison: Univ. of Wisconsin Press, 1968.
"Prince Edward Island." International Journal, 6:33-35, 1942.
"Historical explanation of land use in New Zealand." Journal of Economic History, 5:215-230, 1945.
"Field research in historical geography." Prof. Geogr. (Old Series) 4:13-22, 1946.
"Physical and cultural geography." In H. Belshaw (ed.), New Zealand. Berkeley: Univ. of Calif. Press, 1947.
"South Island, New Zealand and Prince Edward Island, Canada: a study of insularity." New Zealand Geogr., 3:137-150, 1947.
"Contributions to the geographical knowledge of Canada since 1945." Geogr. Review, 40:285-308, 1950.
"Ralph Brown's beitrag zur Amerikanischen historischen geographie." Die Erde, 5:148-152, 1953.
"Obituary of H.A. Innis." Geogr. Review, 43:282-283, 1953.
"Careers for geographers in higher education." Prof. Geogr., 6:19-28, 1954.
"Titus Smith Junior and the geography of Nova Scotia in 1801 and 1802." Annals, Assoc. Amer. Geogr., 44:291-314, 1954.
"Historical geography." In P.E. James and C.F. Jones (eds.), American Geography: Inventory and Prospect. Syracuse: University Press, 1954.
"The social sciences in historical study." Prof. Geogr., 7:34-35, 1955.
"The impact of exotic invasion on the remaining New World mid-latitude grasslands." In W.L. Thomas (ed.), Man's Role in Changing the Face of the Earth. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, pp. 737-762, 1956.
"Old World origins and religious adherence in Nova Scotia." Geogr. Review, 50:317-344, 1960.
"Geographical change—a theme for economic history." Journal of Economic History, 20:607-616, 1960.
"Geographical diversity and the personality of Canada." In M. McCaskill (ed.), Land and Livelihood: Geographical Essays in Honour of George Jobberns. Christchurch, New Zealand, pp. 23-47. Reprinted in R.M. Irving (ed.), Readings in Canadian Geography. Toronto: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1968.
"Land use pattern." (with E.R. Officer) In H.J. Pincus (ed.), Great Lakes Basin: A Symposium presented at the Chicago meeting, AAAS, 29-30, Dec., 1959. Washington, D.C., pp. 141-155, 1962.
"Praemia geographiae: the incidental rewards of a professional career." Annals, Assoc. Amer. Geogr., 52:229-241, 1962. (Presidential address)
"The sheep/swine ratio as a guide to a century of change in the livestock geography of Nova Scotia." Economic Geography, 38:38-55, 1962.
"New England's role in the underdevelopment of Cape Breton Island during the French Regime, 1713-1758." Canadian Geographer, 9:1-12, 1965.
"Acadia and the Acadians: the creation of a geographical entity." In John Andrews (ed.), Frontiers and Men. Melbourne: Cheshire, pp. 90-119, 1966.
"The roots of Canada's geography." (with D.Q. Innis) In J. Warkentin (ed.), Canada: a Geographical Interpretation. Toronto: Methuen, pp. 13-53, 1968.
"Historical and geographical perspective." In One Prairie Province: A Question for Canada. Lethbridge, Alberta, 1971.
"The Canadian habitat." In R.H. Buchanan, Emrys Jones, and Desmond McCourt (eds.), Man and His Habitat (Essays in Honor of E. Estyn Evans). London, pp. 218-246, 1971. Also New York: Barnes & Noble, 1971.
"Some suggestions for the geographical study of agricultural change in the United States, 1790-1840." Agricultural History, 46:155-172, 1972.
"Historical geography in North America." In A.R.H. Baker (ed.), Progress in Historical Geography. Newton Abbot: David and Charles, pp. 129-143, 1972.
"Eighteenth century British rule in French Canada." Geographical Magazine, 45(3):219-227, 1972.
"Suggestions for the study of agricultural change in the U.S., 1790-1840." In Farming in a New Nation. Washington: Agricultural History Society, 1972.
"The look of Canada." Historical Geography, 6(1):59-68, 1975.