Carving up the words

Thu 08 Dec 2011 08:39 AM

I have just sent off the final manuscript for my book, Carving up the world: Scientific enquiry and natural kinds. It has been about a year since I completed the first complete draft of the book. I was under contract to deliver it by February, but it had reached a point where I just wanted it out of my hands.

UPDATE: Here's the picture that I mention in the comments.

Photo by Joost J. Bakker.


from: Greg

Thu 08 Dec 2011 05:28 PM

Congratulations! I'm looking forward to learning where exactly to carve the joints of nature... hopefully some 'How-To' diagrams will be included?

Also, how much did the eventual choice of title depend on the feedback you got on the earlier post asking about potential book titles?

from: P.D.

Sat 10 Dec 2011 10:55 AM


There are several diagrams of the solar system in the book, plus several illustrations of anglerfish. And there will be ducks on the cover.

I had several voice conversations with people about the subtitle at about the same time as the earlier blog post. The ultimate decision was influenced by measures of both.