A non-fiction work which combines a very strong human interest with aspects of conservation, all underpinned with some stunning imagery and a surprise last chapter
In the Shadow of Inspiration re-visits the story of Grey Owl and Anahareo and brings it into a contemprary context in a fascinating blend of old and new. There are additional chapters which cover the indigenous peoples of Canada and the homesteaders, as well as a chapter for children. From the scientific perspective, the book focuses upon natural history and the conservation of our planet and introduces a valuable new concept for collaborative conservation. This book is a rare gem which will make you think, make you laugh, and might make you cry. But you will want to read it again and again. It would also represent a wonderful gift as it is an object of beauty in its own right.