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Icky World: We Need MUD!

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9th November 2023

Price: £12.99

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Selected: Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9781526322975

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Get to know the icky but important MUD that keeps nature running!

It’s time to show MUD some LOVE! This book is an icky, drippy celebration of the incredible work mud does all day long. Mud is a home, a defence, a climate protector, a work of art and lots and lots of fun, too!

Icky World takes a look at the science of the messiest parts of nature and reminds us all to protect these icky but important bits of our precious planet. Each book has been reviewed and endorsed by an expert in the relevant branch of science and supports curriculum learning in the areas of science and ecology for ages 6 and up.

In praise of Icky World: We Need MUD!
“Mud is a much neglected topic. Today with a fear of dirt and germs we avoid and hide away from mud and peat and similar revolting substances. However, we all need to embrace the muddiness of our world which helps the ecological wheels turn and supports all manner of wonderful wildlife and also importantly food production too. So far from avoiding mud, peat, and similar ooze and goo, we must protect and nurture our muddy world. Indeed, I would go further and advocate how adults and children alike must be champions for Icky Ecology, seize the moment and squelch the mud pies. Only then will you achieve truly muddy enlightenment. Read this book and enjoy.”
Professor Ian D. Rotherham, Professor of Environmental Geography, Reader in Tourism and Environmental Change and author of Peatlands: Ecology, Conservation and Heritage

Just some of the contents of Icky World: We Need MUD!:
How does your garden grow?, icky PEAT, muddy beasts, amazing mud burrows, icky ecosystems, muddy building, mud art, muddy history, muddy problems and how to stick with mud … and save our world!

Titles in the series:
We Need MUD
We Need SLIME
We Need POO
We Need FUNGUS

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Reviews

Professor Ian D. Rotherham, Professor of Environmental Geography, Reader in Tourism and Environmental Change and author of Peatlands: Ecology, Conservation and Heritage
In praise of mud Mud is a much neglected topic. Today with a fear of dirt and germs we avoid and hide away from mud and peat and similar revolting substances. However, we all need to embrace the muddiness of our world which helps the ecological wheels turn and supports all manner of wonderful wildlife and also importantly food production too. So far from avoiding mud, peat, and similar ooze and goo, we must protect and nurture our muddy world. Indeed, I would go further and advocate how adults and children alike must be champions for Icky Ecology, seize the moment and squelch the mud pies. Only then will you achieve truly muddy enlightenment. Read this book and enjoy. Professor Ian D. Rotherham, Professor of Environmental Geography, Reader in Tourism and Environmental Change and author of Peatlands: Ecology, Conservation and Heritage