Sunday, 14 July 2013

Today I sent Pygmy Elephants to the publisher

Pygmy Elephants on a memory stick was finally posted to the publisher, CFZ Press, earlier today. Hurrah! The next stage will be checking the proofs when the publisher sends them, and Lars Thomas's foreword arriving. Watch for updates on when the book's coming out.

Shown above (without the captions not yet added) is the identification chart of alleged recently living pygmy elephants, compared to their conventionally-sized relatives, from Pygmy Elephants.

Monday, 1 July 2013

Fossil pygmy elephant identification chart

I've just finished one of the two "Pygmy Elephant Identification Charts" that will go in the back of the Pygmy Elephants book. This is the chart of fossil pygmy elephants, stegodons and mammoths, before the captions were added. You'll have to buy the book to see it full-sized and annotated. With thanks to Russell Hawley and to Georgios Lyras, who gave me permission to reproduce the images of pygmy mammoths at the top left and centre of the top row respectively.