Before I continue with my Biological basics series I want to announce an idea that I have been thinking about for some weeks now. A couple of people told me that I gathered so much material on the Breeding-back blog in the form of literature references, information on projects, trips, reports, photos, artworks and own theories that it would be worth to publish all that as a book. I like that idea pretty much and I am confident that I can accumulate enough material to fill a comprehensive book with it, so I have been working on a preliminary table of contents for now.
What is important is that this book would not be a mere copy+paste collection of articles of the BBB, not at all. It will be a well-structured work that collects all the material of the blog topic by topic, goes more in-depth and will be precisely researched and referenced. Of course it will give a precise overview over the history and present of the major breeding-back projects, breeds involved and results. And it will also cover a couple of animals other than horses, cattle and the quagga. I will extend articles with new data and more profound research and I am also going to cover aspects that have not been addressed much on the BBB before. I would also present new artworks and photos that I am currently working on or have not published yet so far. Therefore, even if you have been a rigorous reader of the blog from the first moment on, you would find a lot of new material in it and also find it a clear and structured reference work which is way handier than hundreds of loose single articles published in the web.
The book would probably be written and published as an ebook. This would make it easier for me than looking for a print publisher, because the topic of the BBB is rather special. Now, the question for my readership is: what do you think about my idea, would you be interested in having a comprehensive, in-depth and well-structured ebook version of the BBB that also contains a lot of new information and picture material?
I am highly motivated and looking forward to start with the work for the book. I will keep you up to date and present information on title and the new material that will be found in it during the next weeks or months.