Java Cookbook: The Cover

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What the artists at O'Reilly (actually Hanna Dyer) came up with - a great final cover. You'll have to read the book to see why this hen is so relevant to the book, though.

cover, large
cover, early prototype

This is the famous hand-drawn shirt that started this thread. My wife drew this shirt for me as a Father's Day present. You may wonder, other than being foodstuff, what do these chickens have to do with a Java Cookbook?

Credit: the drawing of the Barred Plymouth Rocks was closely patterned after some ancient etchings which we found reproduced on page 19 of the book Raising Rare Breeds: Heritage Poultry Breeds Conservation published by Rare Breeds Canada.