I’m a pretty self-contained author. I write and package my books, which generally means I hand Peachpit a completed manuscript that they can take to the printer. I’m never alone, of course—editors, copyeditors, proofers, indexers, and others contribute to the finished product.

I’m saying this not to boast, but to help you understand that there’s no way I could have been a self-contained author on this book. Without the incredibly hard work of the people listed here, I’d be standing in a field somewhere hoping for golden late-afternoon sunlight and making lists of all the photos yet to be shot. My sincere thanks go out to:

Valerie Witte, for being an excellent editor and also making the process of contacting photographers and ...

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