Coming Soon to the UK


Warning: The slightly re-titled paperback edition of The Book of Deadly Animals attacks the United Kingdom April 5. 

12 comments:

  1. I like the cover :D

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  2. Thank you! Do you recognize the croc species from this little head shot?

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  3. Hmm looks like a Nile crocodile to me. Is that right?

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  4. I don't know! The publisher picked it out. It looked like a Nile to me, but I thought I'd ask you.

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  5. I'm almost sure its a Nile croc.

    For some reason I thought you were the one who picked the images for the cover! :>

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  6. Publishers like to have their own way with the covers, which, considering the talent in Penguin's design department, is fine with me. I did actually suggest the pic with the Nile croc biting the human arm, which appeared on the UK hardback, but I found Penguin had already acquired the right to use it before I even weighed in.

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  7. I think the one with the arm is a Saltwater Croc actually

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  8. According to the news stories at the time, it was a Nile specimen in a Chinese zoo. Then again, news stories have been wrong before.

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  9. Yeah but the crocodile in the photos is definitely a Saltie :>

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  10. Fascinating! How can you tell? Do you look for specific characters?

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  11. Kinda, saltwater crocodiles have a pair of ridges on top of the head going from the eyes to the nose; you can see that in the photos of the croc with the arm. Nile crocs don´t have these ridges. Also, the scutes on the back and neck are shaped and arranged differently.
    There's also color and head shape although these vary a little with age :>

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  12. Of course this means I have to corerect an old post. . .

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