Presenting the cover of Written in Stone

Today is my 27th birthday. To celebrate Tracey and I were planning on visiting Philadelphia’s Mutter Museum and the Academy of Natural Sciences, but given the deep accumulation of snow we thought better of going into the city. I can still celebrate by sharing something with you, though. Presented below is the cover of my forthcoming book Written in Stone: Evolution, the Fossil Record, and Our Place in Nature.

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And, in related news, I am dusting off the old “Best of Laelaps” anthology project. It is tentatively-titled Giant Killer Lungfish From Hell and Other Tales From Deep Time, and it will be a “b-sides” collection of stories that complement Written in Stone. I have already completed five of the essays, and with any luck it will be finished this year.