Hi all. I have signed a new contract with Taylor and Francis for my revision of the species book, which is now to be known as Species: The History and Philosophy of the Idea. Much will be new in it – I will be fixing and expanding on many topics, adding an entire review of the philosophy of species, and even proposing my own (and coauthor’s – Hi Brent!) solution. I’m quite sure this will solve the species problem once and for all </sarcasm>.
So I am beavering away now, and would welcome any and all suggestions for additions or revisions. I would particularly like any information about historical figures (such as Bonnet) that is relevant. Any mistakes (yes, I know the Jordan mistake and have corrected it), please shout them out.
Also, I want to change the cover image if I can and for that I need licensing-free pics. Given the role that the Barnacle Goose/Goosenecked Barnacle story plays in the text, can anyone offer some good images of these two species? I will personally ensure you receive a few copies and my eternal gratitude.
I look forward to your comments, ideas and expressions of sympathy.