Some things take a long time to come to fruition. The first conversation I had about this book with my co-author/editor Ron Barnett was in July 2017. We put a proposal together and sought contributions in autumn 2017 and then there was a twelve month hiatus as contributors wrote their chapters. We submitted inthe manuscript in May 2019 then the next few months were busy reslving queries with copy editors. Then a wait and finally at the end of November our book was released. We hope the ideas in the book will be of value and help establish the idea that an ecological perspective on learning, education, practice and creativity is both relevant and essential.