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The Putah-Cache Bioregion Project:


The Bioregional Hypothesis
and LifePlace

Who | What | Where | Publications

Compiled by Robert L. Thayer, Jr.

Note: This does not attempt to be a comprehensive bibliography, nor does it conform rigorously to any style standard. Entries have been checked for accuracy, with the following exceptions:

A few items may be difficult to find (i.e. the webmaster couldn't find them in the UC library catalog); they are marked with † (dagger).

Abe, Masao. 1992. A Study of Dogen - His Philosophy and Religion.
Steven Heine, editor. Albany, New York. State University of New York Press.
Aberley, Doug, ed. 1993.Boundaries of Home: Mapping for Local Empowerment.
Philadelphia. New Society Publishers.
Alexander, Donald. 1990. "Bioregionalism: Science or Sensibility?"
Environmental Ethics 12(2), pp. 161-173. Summer.
Andruss, V., Plant, C. 1990. Plant, J., and Wright, E., eds. Home! A Bioregional Reader.
Philadelphia. New Society Publishers.
Bailey, R. G. 1994 (rev.) Ecoregions of the United States.
USDA Forest Service, Washington, D.C. Misc. Pub. 1391 (Map).
Bailey, R. G. 1995 (rev. & enlarged). Descriptions of the Ecoregions of the United States.
USDA Forest Service, Washington, D.C. Misc. Pub. 1391.
Bailey, Robert. 1996. Ecosystem Geography.
New York. Springer.
† Barbour, Michael G. 1996. "American Ecology and American Culture in the 1950s: Who Led Whom?"
Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America, 77(No. 1), January
Barbour, Michael G. 1996. "Ecological Fragmentation in the Fifties".
In Uncommon Ground: Toward Reinventing Nature. William Cronon, ed. New York. Norton.
Barbour, Michael G., Pavlik, B., Drysdale, F., and Lindstrom, S. 1993. California's Changing Landscapes: Diversity and Conservation of California Vegetation.
Sacramento. California Native Plant Society.
Berg, Peter and Raymond Dasmann. 1990. "Reinhabiting California".
In Home! A Bioregional Reader. Andruss, V., Plant, C., Plant, J., and Wright, E., eds. Philadelphia. New Society Publishers.
Berg, Peter, ed. 1978. Reinhabiting A Separate Country: A Bioregional Anthology of Northern California.
San Francisco. Planet Drum Foundation.
Berg, Peter. 1990. Discovering Your Life-Place: A First Bioregional Workbook.
San Francisco. Planet Drum Foundation.
Berman, Daniel M. and John T. O' Connor. 1996. Who Owns the Sun? People, Politics, and the Struggle for the Solar Economy.
White River Junction, Vermont. Chelsea Green.
Berry, Wendell. 1977. The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture.
New York. Avon Books.
alt: 1996. San Francisco. Sierra Club Books.
Berry, Wendell. 1995. Another Turn of the Crank.
Washington D.C. Counterpoint Press.
Berry, Wendell. 1995. "Community in 17 Sensible Steps: Guidelines on How to Sustain a Place Based Community".
Utne Reader (68), March-April.
Berry, Wendell. 1993. Sex, Economy, Freedom, and Democracy: Eight Essays.
New York. Pantheon.
Bielski, Vince. 1996. "Paper Panacea: Rice-Straw Paper May Mean More Clean Air in Sacramento."
Sacramento Bee. June.
Borgmann, Albert. 1992. Crossing the Postmodern Divide.
Chicago. University of Chicago Press.
California Resources Agency. 1991. Memorandum of Understanding (MOU): "California's Coordinated Regional Strategy to Conserve Biological Diversity."
Sacramento, California. September. Available on the Web at
Clements, Frederic E. 1916. Plant Succession: An Analysis of the Development of Vegetation.
Washington, DC. Carnegie Institution.
Daly, Herman, and John Cobb. 1989. For the Common Good: Redirecting the Economy Toward Community, the Environment, and a Sustainable Future.
Boston. Beacon Press.
Daly, Hermann. 1996. "Free Trade: The Perils of Deregulation".
In The Case Against the Global Economy. J. Mander and E. Goldsmith, eds. San Francisco. Sierra Club Books.
Davis, Norah. 1994. "Following the Map-Maker".
American Forests 100(5-6), May/June.
Dodge, Jim. 1990. "Living By Life: Some Bioregional Theory & Practice."
In Home! A Bioregional Reader. Andruss, V., Plant, C. 1990. Plant, J., and Wright, E., eds. Philadelphia. New Society Publishers.
Duane, Timothy. 1992. "Managing the Sierra Nevada."
In California Policy Choices, Volume 8. Los Angeles. UCLA School of Public Administration.
Durning, Alan. 1995. "Are We Happy Yet?"
In Ecopsychology: Restoring the Earth, Healing the Mind. T. Roszak, M. Gomes, and A. Kanner, eds. San Francisco. Sierra Club Books.
Durning, Alan. 1996. This Place on Earth: Home and the Practice of Permanence.
Seattle. Sasquatch Books.
Economist, The. 1997. "Global Warming Treaty So Far Just Hot Air".
Sacramento Bee. April 6. Sacramento, CA.
Eisner, Jane R. 1997. "Two Paths to a Summit Meeting on Voluntarism".
Sacramento Bee. April 6. Sacramento, CA.
† Fisk, Pliny, III. "Bioregions and Biotechnologies: A Planning Tool for Stable-State Economic Development".
In Bioregional Compendium. Austin, TX. Center for Maximum Potential Building systems.
† Fisk, Pliny, III. "Regional Planning and Sustainability: A Conceptual Model for Urban-Rural Linkage"
In Sustainable Cities Compendium. Austin, TX. Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems.
Forman, Richard T. T. 1995. Land Mosaics: the Ecology of Landscapes and Regions.
New York. Cambridge University Press.
Frenkel, Stephen. 1994. "Old Theories in New Places? Environmental Determinism and Bioregionalism".
Professional Geographer 46(3) pp. 289-295.
Gleason, H. A. 1917. "The Structure and Development of the Plant Association."
Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club (53), pp. 7-26.
Glendinning, Chellis. 1995. "Technology, Trauma, and the Wild."
In Ecopsychology: Restoring the Earth, Healing the Mind. T. Roszak, M. Gomes, and A. Kanner, eds. San Francisco. Sierra Club Books.
Glenn, Joshua. 1996. "Beardless in Barnesville: Getting Plain at the Second Luddite Congress."
Utne Reader (76) July-Aug. pp. 80-83.
† Glotzbach, Robert, ed. 1995. A Bridge to the Future: Proceedings of Shasta Bioregional Gathering IV.
Glen Ellen, California. Regeneration Resources.
† Goldhaft, Judy. 1995. "History of Bioregionalism".
In A Bridge to the Future: Proceedings of Shasta Bioregional Gathering IV. Glen Ellen, California. Regeneration Resources.
Greider, William. 1997. One World, Ready or Not: The Manic Logic of Global Capitalism.
New York. Simon and Schuster.
Groening, Gert, and Joachim Wolschke-Bulmahn. 1992. "Some Notes on the Mania for Native Plants in Germany."
Landscape Journal 11(2), pp. 116-126.
Halstead, Ted, and Clifford Cobb. 1996. "The Need for New Measurements of Progress."
In The Case Against the Global Economy. J. Mander and E. Goldsmith, eds. San Francisco. Sierra Club Books.
Hardison, O. B., Jr. 1989. Disappearing Through the Skylight: Culture and Technology in the Twentieth Century.
New York. Viking.
Hawken, Paul. 1993. The Ecology of Commerce: A Declaration of Sustainability.
New York. HarperBusiness.
Hester, Randolph. 1995. "Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Sustainable Happiness: Designing, Building, and Inhabiting a Sustainable American City."
In Places: A Quarterly Journal of Sustainable Design 9(3)
Higgs, Eric. 1991. "A Quantity of Engaging Work to be Done: Ecological Restoration and Morality in a Technological Culture."
Restoration and Management Notes 9(2) pp. 97-104.
Holmes, Hannah. 1993. "Living Where You Live: Bioregionalists Reinvent 'Home'".
Ms Magazine. 4(2), pp. 30-31, September/October.
Jackson, Wes. 1994. Becoming Native to this Place.
University Press of Kentucky. The Blazer Lectures for 1991.
alt: 1996. Washington DC. Counterpoint.
Jacobs, Jane. 1984. Cities and the Wealth of Nations: Principles of Economic Life.
New York. Random House.
Karliner, Joshua. 1997. The Corporate Planet: Ecology and Politics in the Age of Globalization.
San Francisco. Sierra Club Books.
Kellert, Stephen R., and E. O. Wilson, eds. 1993. The Biophilia Hypothesis.
Washington, D.C. Island Press.
Kemmis, Daniel. 1990. Community and the Politics of Place.
Norman. University of Oklahoma Press.
Kemmis, Daniel. 1995. The Good City and the Good Life.
Boston. Houghton Mifflin.
Kroeber, A. L. 1976. Handbook of the Indians of California.
New York. Dover edition
(first published in 1925 as Bulletin 78 of the Bureau of American Ethnology, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.)
Kroker, Arthur, and Weinstein, Michael A. 1994. Data Trash: The Theory of the Virtual Class.
New York. St. Martin's Press.
Le Guin, Ursula. 1985, Always Coming Home.
New York. Bantam.
Lewis, Martin. W. 1992. Green Delusions: An Environmentalist Critique of Radical Environmentalism.
Durham, North Carolina. Duke University Press.
Lewis, Philip H., Jr. 1996. Tomorrow By Design: A Regional Design Process for Sustainability.
New York. Wiley.
Lipschutz, Ronnie D. 1994. "Bioregional Politics and Local Organization in Policy Responses to Global Climate Change."
In Feldman, David L., ed. Global Climate change and Public Policy. Chicago. Nelson-Hall Publishers.
Lipschutz, Ronnie D. with Judith Mayer. 1996. Global Civil Society and Global Environmental Governance: The Politics of Nature from Place to Planet.
Albany, New York. State University of New York Press.
Luccarelli, Mark. 1995. Lewis Mumford and the Ecological Region: The Politics of Planning.
New York. The Guilford Press.
Mander, Jerry and Edward Goldsmith, eds. 1996. The Case Against the Global Economy: And For a Turn to the Local.
San Francisco. Sierra Club Books.
† Marston, Ed. 1997. "The Timber Wars Evolve Into a Divisive Attempt at Peace."
High Country News 29(18), September 29.
McHarg, Ian. 1992. Design With Nature.
New York. John Wiley & Sons.
McTaggart, W. Ronald. 1993. "Bioregionalism and Regional Geography: Place, People, and Networks."
Canadian Geographer 37(4), Winter, pp. 307 - 319.
Meadows, Donella, D. L. Meadows and J. Randers. 1992. Beyond the Limits: Confronting Global Collapse, Envisioning a Sustainable Future.
Post Hills, Vermont. Chelsea Green.
Meyrowitz, Joshua. 1985. No Sense of Place: The Impact of Electronic Media on Social Behavior.
New York. Oxford University Press.
Miller, Kenton. 1996. Balancing the Scales: Guidelines for Increasing Biodiversity's Chances Through Bioregional Management.
Washington, D.C., World Resources Institute.
Mills, Stephanie. 1989. Whatever Happened To Ecology?
San Francisco. Sierra Club Books.
Mills, Stephanie. 1995. In Service of the Wild: Restoring and Reinhabiting Damaged Land.
Boston. Beacon Press.
Morris, Davis. 1996. "Free Trade: The Great Destroyer".
In The Case Against the Global Economy. Mander, Jerry and Edward Goldsmith, eds. SanFrancisco. Sierra Club Books.
Mumford, Lewis. 1946. Values for Survival: Essays, Addresses, and Letters on Politics and Education.
New York. Harcourt, Brace and Company.
Mumford, Lewis. 1967. The Myth of the Machine, Vol. 1, Technics and Human Development.
New York. Harcourt, Brace and World.
Miller, D., ed. 1986. The Lewis Mumford Reader.
New York. Pantheon.
Naess, Arne. Rothenberg, David, trans. and rev. 1989. Ecology, Community and Lifestyle: Outline of an Ecosophy.
Cambridge University Press.
Natural Resources Law Center. 1996. The Watershed Source Book: Watershed-Based Solutions to Natural Resource Problems.
Boulder. University of Colorado: Natural Resources Law Center.
† Nechodom, Mark. 1992. California's Memorandum of Understanding on Biological Diversity: Historical Background and Political Context.
Unpublished PhD dissertation (chapter), University of California.
Norberg-Hodge, Helena. 1996. "Shifting Direction."
In The Case Against the Global Economy. Mander, Jerry and Edward Goldsmith, eds. San Francisco. Sierra Club Books.
Omernik, James, and Robert Bailey. 1997. "Distinguishing Between Watersheds and Ecoregions".
Journal of the American Water Resources Association (33)5, October. pp. 935-949.
Orr, David. W. 1994. Earth in Mind: On Education, Environment, and the Human Prospect.
Washington, D.C. Island Press.
Parsons, James. 1985. "On 'Bioregionalism' and 'Watershed Consciousness'".
Professional Geographer 37(1), pp. 1-6.
Plant, Judith. 1990. "Revaluing Home: Feminism & Bioregionalism."
In Home! A Bioregional Reader. Andruss, V., Plant, C. 1990. Plant, J., and Wright, E., eds. Philadelphia. New Society Publishers. pp. 21-25.
Postman, Neil. 1992. Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology.
New York. Knopf.
Postman, Neil. 1995. The End of Education: Redefining the Value of School.
New York. Knopf.
Reich, Robert. 1992. The Work of Nations: Preparing Ourselves for Twenty-first Century Capitalism.
New York. Vintage.
Reiniger, Clair. 1997. "Bioregional Planning and Ecosystem Protection".
In Ecological Planning and Design. Frederick Steiner and William Thompson, editors. New York. Wiley & Sons.
† Reisner, Marc. 1997. "Deconstructing the Age of Dams"
High Country News 29(20), October 27.
Rifkin, Jeremy. 1995. The End of Work- The Decline of the Global Labor Force and the Dawn of the Post-Market Era.
New York. Tarcher/Putnam.
Robertson, David. 1996. "Bioregionalism in American Nature Writing."
In American Nature Writing. John A Murray, Ed. San Francisco. Sierra Club Books.
Robertson, David. 1997. Real Matter.
Salt Lake City. University of Utah Press.
Sale, Kirkpatrick. 1985. Dwellers in the Land: The Bioregional Vision.
San Francisco. Sierra Club Books.
Saul, John Ralston. 1995. The Unconscious Civilization.
Concord, Ontario. Anansi.
alt: 1997. New York. Free Press.
Silver, Michelle. 1993. "The Ultimate Barter (It's About Time)".
Mother Earth News 139. August/September. pp. 32- 67.
Smith, Gregory. "Shaping Bioregional Schools".
Whole Earth Review, Winter, 1993. pp. 70-74.
Snyder, Gary. 1974. Turtle Island.
New York. New Directions.
Snyder, Gary. 1990. The Practice of the Wild.
San Francisco. North Point Press.
Snyder, Gary. 1995. A Place In Space.
Washington, D.C. Counterpoint.
Stoll, Clifford. 1995. Silicon Snake Oil: Second Thoughts on the Information Superhighway.
New York. Doubleday.
Thayer, Robert L., Jr. 1994. Gray World, Green Heart - Technology, Nature and the Sustainable Landscape.
New York. Wiley.
† Thayer, Robert L., Jr. 1996. "Information Saturation and the Dilution of Place"
In Nature and Technology, Gina Crandall, ed. Proceedings, 1995. Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture Conference, Ames, Iowa.
Thayer, Robert L. Jr. 1999. LifePlace: A Bioregional Approach to Planning, Education and Stewardship.
Berkeley. University of California Press (forthcoming)
Thompson, J. William. 1996. "Commonsense Visionary".
Landscape Architecture 86(7), pp. 66-71. July.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. 1995. Environmental Assessment, Yolo Basin Wetlands.
Sacramento District, South Pacific Division. September.
Udvardy, Miklos. D. F. 1969. Dynamic Zoogeography, with Special Reference to Land Animals.
New York. Van Nostrand Rinehold.
Wackernagel, Mathis and William Rees. 1996. Our Ecological Footprint: Reducing Human Impact on the Earth.
Gabriola Island, B.C./Philadelphia. New Society Press.
Welsh, Hartwell H., Jr. 1994. "Bioregions: An Ecological and Evolutionary Perspective and a Proposal for California."
California Fish and Game 80(3) Summer. pp. 97-124.
Williams, Daniel R. 1995. "Mapping Place Meanings for Ecosystem Management."
A Technical Report submitted to the Interior Columbia River Basin Ecosystem Management Project, USDA Forest Service, Walla Walla, Washington.
Williams, Rosalind. 1985. "Earth Mother Knows Best."
Book Review of Dwellers in the Land, by Kirkpatrick Sale.
New York Times Book Review, October 6.
Wilson, Edward. O. 1984. Biophilia: The Human Bond With Other Species.
Cambridge, Massachusetts. Harvard University Press.
Wright, Robert. 1995. "The Evolution of Despair."
Time. August 28.
Yaffee, Steven, et al. 1996. Ecosystem Management in the United States: An Assessment of Current Experience.
Washington D.C., Island Press

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