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The animal on the cover of Postfix: The Definitive Guide is a dove. Doves belong to the class Aves (birds) and the order Columbiformes (doves and pigeons), to which the now-extinct dodo bird (Raphus cucullatus) also belonged. Their family, Columbidae, includes over 300 species of pigeons and doves, including the common rock dove or feral pigeon (Columba livia).
In 1679, the French astronomer Augustin Royer discovered the dove-shaped constellation Columba. A constellation in the southern hemisphere, located near Puppis and Caelum, Columba's stars were originally part of the constellation Canis Major.
Reg Aubry was the production editor and copyeditor, and Matt Hutchinson was the proofreader for Postfix: The Definitive Guide . Colleen Gorman and Claire Cloutier provided quality control. Mary Agner provided production assistance. Ellen Troutman-Zaig wrote the index.
Ellie Volckhausen designed the cover of this book, based on a series design by Edie Freedman. The cover image is an original illustration created by Susan Hart. Emma Colby produced the cover layout with QuarkXPress 4.1 using Adobe's ITC Garamond font.
David Futato designed the interior layout. This book was converted by Joe Wizda to FrameMaker 5.5.6 with a format conversion ...