Briony Penn is a naturalist, writer, educator, and broadcaster well known for her indomitable spirit and tireless devotion to protecting endangered species and sensitive ecosystems in British Columbia. Her book, The Real Thing: The Natural History of Ian McTaggart Cowan was the winner of the BC Book Prize. She is the founding member of the Land Conservancy of BC. Visit her at cowantherealthing.com.
We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund and the Canada Council for the Arts,
and of the province of British Columbia through the British Columbia Arts Council and the Book Publishing Tax Credit.