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The animal on the cover of Learning the Unix Operating System is a horned owl. The horned owl is the most powerful of North American owls, measuring from 18 to 25 inches long. This nocturnal bird of prey feeds exclusively on animals--primarily rabbits, rodents, and birds, including other owls. It locates these animals by sound rather than sight, since its night vision is little better than ours. To aid its hunting, an owl has very soft feathers that muffle the sound of its motion, making it virtually silent in flight. A tree-dwelling bird, it generally chooses to inhabit the old nests of other large birds such as hawks and crows, rather than build its own nest.
Mary Brady was the production editor and copyeditor for Learning the Unix Operating System. Linley Dolby and Claire Cloutier provided quality control. Joe Wizda wrote the index.
Edie Freedman designed the cover of this book, based on her own series design.The cover image is a 19th-century engraving from the Dover Pictorial Archive. Emma Colby produced the cover layout with QuarkXPress 4.1, using Adobe's ITC Garamond font.
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