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The Resource The real thing : the natural history of Ian McTaggart Cowan, by Briony Penn

The real thing : the natural history of Ian McTaggart Cowan, by Briony Penn

Label
The real thing : the natural history of Ian McTaggart Cowan
Title
The real thing
Title remainder
the natural history of Ian McTaggart Cowan
Statement of responsibility
by Briony Penn
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Real Thing is the first official biography of Ian McTaggart Cowan (1910-2010), the "father of Canadian ecology." Authorized by his family and with the research support and participation of the University of Victoria Libraries, Briony Penn provides an unprecedented and accessible window into the story of this remarkable naturalist. From his formative years roaming the mountains around Vancouver looking for venison to his last years finishing the voluminous and authoritative Birds of British Columbia, Cowan's life provides a unique perspective on a century of environmental change--with a critical message for the future. 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. His television programs in the 1950s and '60s, Fur and Feathers, The Web of Life and The Living Sea, made him a household name around the world. He was also responsible for hiring a young David Suzuki, who followed in his nature-show-host footsteps. Illustrated throughout with colour and black-and-white photos from all aspects of Cowan's life, The Real Thing takes the reader on an adventurous and inspirational journey through the heart of North American ecology, wilderness, landscape and wonder
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Penn, Briony
Dewey number
570.92
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
QH26
LC item number
.R435 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • McTaggart-Cowan, Ian
  • Biologists
  • Conservationists
  • College teachers
  • McTaggart-Cowan, Ian
  • McTaggart-Cowan, Ian
  • Biologistes
  • Écologistes (Défenseurs de l'environnement)
  • Professeurs (Enseignement supérieur)
  • biologists
  • conservationists
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • NATURE
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • Biologists
  • College teachers
  • Conservationists
  • Canada
Label
The real thing : the natural history of Ian McTaggart Cowan, by Briony Penn
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The early years : 1910-1920 -- The formative years : 1927-1929 -- Gathering skills : 1929-1932 -- The Berkeley years : 1932-1935 -- The museum years : 1935-1940 -- The early university years : 1941-1950 -- Travel, television and advocacy : 1952-2010 -- Afterword
Control code
903769920
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781771600729
Lccn
2019403599
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
33e8d1e7-566c-48fe-899f-5c0f048aa263
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)903769920
Label
The real thing : the natural history of Ian McTaggart Cowan, by Briony Penn
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The early years : 1910-1920 -- The formative years : 1927-1929 -- Gathering skills : 1929-1932 -- The Berkeley years : 1932-1935 -- The museum years : 1935-1940 -- The early university years : 1941-1950 -- Travel, television and advocacy : 1952-2010 -- Afterword
Control code
903769920
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781771600729
Lccn
2019403599
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
33e8d1e7-566c-48fe-899f-5c0f048aa263
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)903769920

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