Jonnie Hughes spent his childhood methodically scouring the rock pools of the Devon coast in South West England. Captivated by the miniature wildernesses he discovered, he studied ecology and evolution at the University of Leeds, then moved to London to build a career telling others all about Life, what it is and how it works. He taught about it in college, wrote about it in newspapers and magazines, and made films about it for the BBC, Discovery, and National Geographic Channel. His journalism, radio and television work have all won awards. On the Origin of Tepees is his first book.