Important news, internet:
Book release day is here!
In addition to the fine online retailers linked below, you can now find WTF, Evolution?! A Theory of Unintelligible Design at a brick-and-mortar bookselling establishment near you.
I’m not much of a salesperson, but here are seven reasons I can think of that you should probably get a copy:
1. More than half of the material in the book is entirely new. It’s never been on this site before.
2. It goes further than the blog. In addition to the photos and captions you’ve come to expect, the introductory pages, sidebars, family trees and an exclusive interview provide deeper insight into evolution and the weird-ass ways it works.
3. It’s “funny,” “educational,” and “actually not as annoying as you might think,” according to the very first Amazon review.
4. The photos are amazing. Working with a publisher gave me the opportunity to license some of the best nature photography in the world. More than 100 species appear here in their full-blown, fearsome, strange-nosed and slimy glory.
5. My grandmother, who was skeptical about the veiled profanity in the title, is reportedly “delighted” by the contents.
6. It’s scientifically accurate.* I sourced every fact in the book to scientific literature or reference texts, and experts in the appropriate fields read over everything to confirm it. There are a million unverifiable weird-animal “facts” out there; these ones check out.
7. The phrase “voluminous rectum” is in it somewhere. I won’t tell you where.
Barnes and Noble
Or head to your local bookstore. And, as always, thanks to you, internet audience, for making this all possible in the first place. You are the best and weirdest.
*Except for the part where evolution can talk.
Photo: James Waters