Compiled by Florence Shepard

Note: This bibliography contains only published work by Paul Shepard in areas of primary research: nature perception, human ecology, the hunter/gatherer legacy, human/animal connections, the place of nature in human development, and the bear in mythology and culture. Before his death he had completed manuscripts for Encounters with Nature and Coming Home to the Pleistocene (1998) which were edited by Florence R. Shepard and published by Island Press posthumously. Where We Belong is a posthumous collection of his early landscape essays, compiled and edited by Florence R. Shepard. Book reviews, newspaper and newsletter articles, lectures, and unpublished essays are not listed. Published essays pertaining to conservation written in the 1940s and early 1950s (when he was field secretary for the Missouri Conservation Federation, conservation chairman of the National Council of State Garden Clubs of America, and a member of the Yale Conservation Club) are not listed. His first book was the history of his battalion,The Pictorial History of the 493 Armored Field Artillery Battalion, 1943 -1946, (Augburg, Germany: E. Kieser, 1945), which he edited and published after the war while serving as historical technician for the Army of Occupation.


Where We Belong by Paul Shepard, ed. by Florence R. Shepard with an Introduction by Kenneth Helphand (Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 2003).

Encounters With Nature: Essays by Paul Shepard, ed. by Florence R. Shepard with an Introduction by David Petersen, (Washington, D.C: Island Press/Shearwater Books, 1999).

Coming Home to the Pleistocene, ed. by Florence R. Shepard (Washington D.C. : Island Press/Shearwater Books, 1998).

Nature and Madness, with a Foreword by C.L.Rawlins (Athens, GA: The University of Georgia Press, 1998) (San Francisco, CA: Sierra Club Books, 1982).

Thinking Animals: Animals and the Development of Human Intelligence, with a Foreword by Max Oelschlaeger (Athens, GA: The University of Georgia Press, 1998) (New York: The Viking Press, 1978)

The Tender Carnivore and the Sacred Game with a Foreword by George Sessions (Athens, GA: The University of Georgia Press, 1998) (NYC, NY: Scribners, 1973).

Traces of an Omnivore, with an Introduction by Jack Turner (Washington, D. C.: Island Press/Shearwater Books, 1996).

The Only World We’ve Got : A Paul Shepard Reader (San Francisco, CA: Sierra Club Books, 1996).

The Others: How Animals Made Us Human (Washington, D. C.: Island Press/Shearwater Books, 1996).

Man in the Landscape: An Historic View of the Esthetics of Nature (Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 2002)(College Station, TX: Texas A & M University Press, 1991) (NYC, NY: Knopf, 1967).

The Sacred Paw: The Bear in Nature, Myth, and Literature (with Barry Sanders) (NYC, NY: The Viking Press, 1985) (New York: Arcana Books, Penguin, 1992).

Environ/mental: Essays on the Planet as Home (with Daniel McKinley) (Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin, 1971).

The Subversive Science: Essays Toward an Ecology of Man (with Daniel McKinley) (Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin, 1969).


English Reaction to the New Zealand Landscape Before 1850, Pacific Viewpoint Monograph No. 4 (Wellington, New Zealand: Victoria University of Wellington, 1969).

Introductions to Books, Interviews, and Chapters in Anthologies

“Paul Shepard” (interview) Listening to the Land: Conversations About Nature, Culture, and Eros, Derrick Jensen (San Francisco, CA: Sierra Club Books, 1995).

“Nature and Madness,”(editors’ excerpts from Nature and Madness) Ecopsychology, eds. Theodore Roszak, Mary E. Gomes, and Allen D. Kanner (San Francisco, CA: Sierra Club Books, 1995).

“Virtually Hunting Reality in the Forests of Simulacra,”(essay) Reinventing Nature? Responses to Postmodern Deconstruction, eds. Michael E. Soule and Gary Lease) (Washington, D. C.: Island Press, 1995).

“The Unreturning Arrow,” (interview) Talking on the Water, Conversations About Nature and Creativity, ed. Jonathan White (San Francisco, CA: Sierra Club Books, 1994).

“On Animal Friends,” (essay) The Biophilia Hypothesis, Ed. Stephen R. and Edward O. Wilson, (Washington, D.C.: Island Press, 1993).

“A Post-Historic Primitivism,” (essay) The Wilderness Condition, Essays on Environment and Civilization, ed. Max Oelschlaeger (San Francisco, CA: Sierra Club Books, 1992).

“From Nature and Madness,” (excerpt from Nature and Madness) Learning to Listen to the Land, Ed. Bill Willers (Washington, D. C.: Island Press, 1991).

“Objets Trouves,” (essay) The Meaning of Gardens, Idea, Place, and Action, ed. Mark Francis and Randolph T. Hester, Jr. (Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 1990).

“Introduction,” The Ecology of Imagination in Childhood by Edith Cobb, Japanese Edition (Tokyo, Japan: Shishaku-sha Publications, 1986).

“Homage to Heidegger,” (essay) Deep Ecology, ed. Michael Tobias (San Diego, CA: Avant Books, 1984).

“Ecosophy and the Environment,” (essay) Good Reading, 1980

“Sociobiology and Value Systems,” (essay) The Responsibility of the Academic Community in the Search for Absolute Values, Vol. II, Proceeding of the Eighth International Conference on the Unity of the Sciences (NYC, NY: The International Cultural Foundation Press, 1980).

“Introduction,” The Comedy of Survival, In Search of an Environmental Ethic, (Los Angeles, CA: Guild of Tutors Press, 1974, 1980).

“The Conflict of Ideology and Ecology,” The Search for Absolute Values in a Changing World, Vol. I, Proceeding of the Sixth International Conference on the Unity of the Sciences (NYC, NY: The International Cultural Foundation Press, 1977).

“Nature Study–Indoor Images, Outdoor Reality,” Claremont Reading Conference Forty-first Yearbook, ed. Malcolm P. Douglass, Claremont, CA,1977.

“Introduction,” Meditations on Hunting, Jose Ortega y Gasset, trans. Howard B. Wescott (NYC, NY: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1972) (1985 Revistas de Occidente S/A).

“Ecology and Man–A Viewpoint,”(essay from The Subversive Science) The Everlasting Universe, Readings on the Ecological Revolution, ed. Lorne J. Forstner and John H. Todd (Lexington, MA: D. C. Heath and Company, 1971).

“Ecology and Man–A Viewpoint,” (essay from The Subversive Science) It’s Not Too Late, ed. Fred Carvell and Max Tadlock( Beverly Hills, CA: Glencoe Press, 1971).

“Ecology and Man–A Viewpoint,” (essay from The Subversive Science) The Ecological Conscience, Values for Survival, ed. Robert Disch (Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice Hall, Inc., 1970).

“Ecology” (essay) Prophecy for the Year 2000, ed. Irving A. Falk (NYC, NY: Julian Messner, 1970).

“The Virtues of Anonymity,” (essay) A Reading Approach to College Writing, ed. Martha Heasley Cox (San Francisco, CA: Chandler Publishing Company, 1967).

“The Eyes Have It,”(essay) This Is Nature, Thirty Years of the Best from Nature Magazine, selected and edited by Richard W. Westwood (NYC, NY: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1959).


“The Origin of Metaphor: The Animal Connection,” The Touchstone Center Journal (1997): 7-17.

“Are Pets a Healthy Link with Nature?” The CQ Researcher 6 (48) ( Dec. 27, 1996: 1145.

“Wilderness is Where My Genome Lives,” Whole Terrain 4 (1995/1996): 12-16.

“Gaia Doubts,” American Nature Writing Newsletter (Spring 1994): 11.

“The Biological Bases of Bear Mythology and Ceremonialism,” Bears of Russian and Adjacent Countries — State of Populations, Proceeding of the 6th Conference of Specialist Studying Bears, Central Forest Reserve, TverOblast, Russia 2 (September 6-11, 1993): 126-130.

“Digging for our Roots,” Places 6(4)(Summer 1990): 68-81.

“Searching Out Kindred Spirits,” Parabola, The Magazine of Myth and Tradition, XVI(2)(May 1991): 86-87.


“The Philosopher, The Naturalist and the Agony of the Planet,” The Human/Animal Connection, The Carnivore, Volume VIII, Part I, Sierra Nevada College Press 1 (1985): 84-89.

“Celebrations of the Bear,” The North American Review 270(3)(September 1985): 17-25.

“The Ark of the Mind,” Parabola, Myth and the Quest for Meaning VII(2)( May 1983): 54-59.

“On Madness and Nature,” Participant, The Pitzer College Magazine (Spring 1982): 9.

“Five Green Thoughts,” The Massachusetts XXI(2)(Summer 1980): 273-288.

“Not Quite Fatal,” Pamphlet published by the Canadian Society for Social Responsibility in Science (1980).


“Itinerant Thoughts on Place,” Participant, The Pitzer College Magazine (Fall 1977): 3-9.

“Place in American Culture,” The North American Review (Fall 1977): 22-32.

“The Teacher as a Traveling Student,” Participant, The Pitzer College Magazine (1977): 16.

“Ugly is Better,” The Pitzer Participant (Winter 1975): 10-14.

“La ecologia y el hombre.” Revista de Occidente, Ecologia Y Uranismo, (143 y 144)(Febrero-Marzo)(1975): 201-215.

“Place and Human Development,” Children, Nature, and the Urban Environment, Proceeding of a Symposium Fair(19-23 May 1975): 7-12.

“Animal Rights and Human Rites,” The North American Review 259(4)(Winter 1974): 35-42.

“Hunting for a Better Ecology,” The North American Review 258(2)(Summer 1973): 12-15.

“Establishment and Radicals on the Environmental Crisis,” Ecology, 8-7-70.

“Human Ecology: Evolution and Development,” The New Natural Philosophy, International College (1970): 19.


“On Not Being Seduced by Capricious Costumery (Introduction to an essay by J. B. Jackson in The Subversive Science) Landscape (1969): 204.

“Whatever Happened to Human Ecology?” BioScience 17(12)(December 1967): 891-894.

“The Virtues of Anonymity,” Science Review (September 17, 1966): 77.

“The Wilderness as Nature,” The Atlantic Naturalist (January, 1965): 9-14

“The Corvidean Millennium; or Letter From an Old Crow,” Perspectives in Biology and Medicine VII(3)(Spring 964): 331-342.

“The Arboreal Eye,” School, Science, and Mathematics (December, 1964): 736-740.

“Aggression and the Hunt, The Tender Carnivore,” Landscape (Autumn 1964): 12-15.

“The Artist as Explorer, a Review by Paul Shepard, Landscape 12 (2)(Winter 1962-1963): 25-27.

“The Cross Valley Syndrome,” Landscape 10(3)(Spring, 1961): 4-8.

“English Landscape Esthetics in the Settlement of New Zealand,” Proceedings: AAAS Tenth Pacific Science Congress, The Role of Cultural Values in Land Use (August 31, 1961).


“A Theory of the Value of Hunting,” Transactions of the Twenty-fourth North American Wildlife Conference (March, 1959): 504-512.

“Biological Perspective on the Broad Scale Use of Chemical Pesticides,” Massachusetts Audubon XLIII (4)(1959): 165-167.

“Reverence for Life at Lambarene, Landscape (Winter 1958-1959): 26-29.

“The Place of Nature in Man’s World,” School Science and Mathematics (May, 1958): 394-403.

“The Place of Nature in Man’s World,” Atlantic Naturalist (April, 1958): 85-89.

“Paintings of the New England Landscape,” College Art Journal XVII(1) (1957): 30-42.

“Dead Cities in the American West,” Landscape 6(2)(1956): 25-28.

“The Nature of Tourism,” Landscape (Summer 1955): 29-33.

“Montana’s Marching Mountains,” Nature Magazine (February 1954): 97-99.

“Something Amiss in the National Parks,” National Parks Magazine (October-December 1953): 150-151, 187-

“They Painted What They Saw,” Landscape 3(1)(Summer 1953): 6-11.

“Watching Wildlife at Crater Lake,” Audubon Magazine (November, 1952): 383-387.

“Experiment in Learning,” American Forests (October, 1952).

“Can the Cahow Survive?” Natural History (September, 1952): 303-305.

“The Dove is Doubtful Game,” Nature Magazine (August-September, 1952): 351-352.

“Yale Conservation Club Sponsors A Series of Panels,” Connecticut Woodlands, XVII(1)( March 1952): 9-10.

“Our Highways and Wildlife,” Nature Magazine (January 1952): 34-37.

“Eyes–Clues to Life Habits,” Nature Magazine (1951): 457-460.

“The Sportsman’s Dilemma,” The Land: Notes Afield X(2)(Summer, 1951): 168-171.

Paul Shepard’s archives are housed at Sterling Library, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520-8240