"Mennonite colonization in Mexico—a study in the survival of a traditionalist society." (Sauer)

b. 10 February 1931, Altona, Manitoba, Canada.

B.A. University of Manitoba (Geography/Economics) 1961; M.A. University of California, Berkeley (Geography) 1963.

University of Manitoba (since 1966) Associate Professor of Geography.

Philips Univ., Marburg/Lahn, Germany, 1972 (guest Professor) .

Councilor, Canadian Assoc. Geographers, 1972-73. Docent, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, West Germany, Spring 1974.

Books and Monographs:

Mennonite Colonization in British Honduras. Dept. of Geography, U.C. Berkeley Office of Naval Research Report, 63 pp., 1969. (Mimeo)

They Sought a Country: Mennonite Colonization in Mexico. Univ. of Calif. Press, xi + 387 pp ., 1971.


"Mennonite farmers in Mexico." Mennonite Life, North Newton, Kansas, 6 pp., July, 1966 .

"The Pembina Project: Socio-economic implications of irrigation development." Agassiz Water Resources Research Centre, University of Manitoba, 30 pp ., 1968 .

Geographical Field Guide to Manitoba, Part IV. Canadian Association of Geographers, 14 pp., 1970.

"Recreational resource allocation, with specific reference to God's Lake." (with G. Unger) Proceedings, Canadian Association of Geographers, 1970.

"The viability of ethnic group settlement, with specific reference to the Mennonite reserves in Manitoba." Ethnic Symposium, Learned Societies of Canada, 1970.

"Language and brotherhood." Mennonite Life, 1975.

"The cultural geography of the Arctic mirage." Proceedings, Canadian Assoc. Geogr., 1975.

"The changing character of rural communities." Proceedings, Community Planning Assoc. of Canada, 1975.

"Das Pembina-Projekt, Manitoba, Kanada—Soziale und wirtschaftliche perspektiven eines bewässerungsprojekts." Marburg/Lahn. Marburger Geographische Schriften, 1976.

"Die Lebensfähigkeit geschlossener Volksgruppen, am Beispiel der Mennoniten in Manitoba, West-Kanada." Marburg/Lahn. Marburger Geographische Schriften, 1976 .

"The Arctic mirage and the early North Atlantic." (with W.H. Lehn) Science, Vol. 192, June 25, 1976.

"Image transmission under Arctic mirage conditions." (with W.H. Lehn) Zeitschrift für Polarforschung, 45(2), 1975.

"Lore, logic, and the Arctic mirage." (with W.H. Lehn and I. Schroeder) Scandinavian Review, 66(2), 1978.

"Hydrological, biological and economic aspects of prairie potholes." Journal of the Natural History Society of Saskatchewan, 1979.

"Institutionen als Engpass für rationelle Raumgestaltung und Bodennutzung." Marburg/Lahn. Marburger Geographische Schriften, 1979.

"Present land-resource management—how are they doing?" Proceedings, Manitoba Land-Use Conference, pp. 53-67, March 1981.

"A broad-spectrum approach to snow management in crop production." Proceedings, Manitoba Society of Soil Science, 1983.