The Real Thing: The Natural History of Ian McTaggart Cowan (Kimberley & Cranbrook)

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - Thursday, September 29, 2016
Kimberley & Cranbrook Branch
College of the Rockies Cranbrook Main Campus Lecture Theatre 250, Kimberley Nature Park
2700 College Way, Box 8500, Cranbrook B.C., V1C 5L7Kimberley Nature Park

Briony Penn, Victoria-based author and professor will be visiting College of the Rockies in Cranbrook on Wednesday September 28th with her new book called “The Real Thing”. This biogrReal_Thing_cover2aphy looks at the history of Ian McTaggart Cowan, largely referred to as the “Father of Canadian Ecology”.

As the head and founder of the first university-based wildlife department in Canada, Ian McTaggart Cowan revolutionized the way North Americans understood the natural world, and students flocked into his classrooms to hear his brilliant, entertaining lectures regarding the new science of ecology. “The Real Thing” is the first official biography of Cowan and has recently won a BC Book Award.

Book Reading:

When: Wednesday, September 28th, 2016; doors at 7:00pm, presentation at 7:30pm

Where: College of the Rockies Cranbrook Lecture Theatre, Room 250

Admission: By Donation

Special Details: Lotus Books will be on hand selling copies of “The Real Thing”

Nature Walk: Walking in the Footsteps of Ian McTaggart Cowan

When: Thursday, September 29, 10am-12pm

Where: Kimberley Nature Park – meet at the Blarchmont Elementary/COTR Campus Parking Lot

Admission: Free

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