The Ecology of Everyday Things

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Everard Front Coverby Mark Everard

Central to this book is an appreciation of how nature is integral to the everyday objects in our lives. Dr Mark Everard, an ecosystems scientist and aquatic biologist, considers a diversity of ‘everyday things’, including fascinating facts about their ecological origins – from the tea we drink, to things we wear, read and enjoy, to the ecology of communities and space flight, and the important roles played by ‘unappealing creatures’ such as slugs and wasps.

978-0-9932119-6-6. 126pp. 15 illustrations. November 2015. HB. £13.00. Non-fiction. 

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Mark Everard invites us to celebrate nature in the everyday, in the common places of our lives, and provides lots of information and inspiration along the way.

Jonathon Porritt, Founder Director, Forum for the Future

The Ecology of Everyday Things pulls back the veil of our familiarity on a range of ‘everyday things’ that surround us, and which we perhaps take too much for granted … [a] key into the magic world of the everyday.

Professor James Longhurst, Assistant Vice Chancellor
University of the West of England (UWE Bristol)

Mark Everard invites us to look a little closer at, and think a little harder about, the natural architecture of our cultural selves … instructive and entertaining … Everard is a master communicator.

Dr Robert Fish, Reader in Human Ecology, University of Kent

Markie mugshot #05 (processed) 3cmDr Mark Everard is Associate Professor of Ecosystem Services at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), an Angling Trust Ambassador, Vice-President of the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES) and science advisor to Salmon & Trout Conservation UK. Mark is also a passionate fisherman and naturalist, frequently appearing in magazines, television and radio.


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