We have big news! After more than a year of work, our book, The Symbol: Wall Lizards of Ibiza and Formentera, has been printed and is now available to pre-order at a discounted rate! Click HERE or on the image below to place your order:
For those of you who just started following us, The Symbol is the first ever book about the Ibiza Wall Lizard (Podarcis pityusensis) – the symbol of Ibiza and Formentera. This lizard is one of the most fascinating and beautiful reptiles in the world. I spent five years studying color evolution in this lizard species for my Ph.D. research. Last summer Neil and I spent five weeks in Spain, intensively photographing the lizards for this book. In the months that followed, Neil, Valentin Perez-Mellado (an expert in the biology of Mediterranean lizards and a professor of zoology at the University of Salamanca), and I wrote the text that accompanies the photos. We are all very happy with the final result and we hope that you will be too.
The books is 128 pages with over 170 full-color photos and accompanying text. It is 8″ x 8″ (25 cm x 25 cm) and is written in four languages – English, Spanish, German and Italian. With beautiful photographs and text written by three biologists who specialize in lizard biology, The Symbol takes readers into the amazing biology, ecology, evolution, culture and conservation of Ibiza and Formentera’s most iconic animal.
The books will arrive in Ibiza in the next few days to be sold in bookstores and tourist shops throughout the islands. They will arrive in the United States on the 1st of August. If you pre-order your copy now, it will be shipped as soon as the books are available. For those of you who backed our Kickstarter campaign at the $100 level or higher, a signed copy of the book will be shipped to you in early August as well.