That cover picture

Quite a few people have asked me about the picture on the cover of the book. I didn't get to choose it; in fact the first I knew of it was when I saw it on amazon. I had provided some input, I'd picked some pictures out from a selection of Sun brand photo stock. I think I'd found Stone Henge, Tower Bridge, and also an enigma machine (before we moved to California we were living in Milton Keynes, just up the road from Bletchley Park where all the code cracking happened). My general request was 'something English'. So when I saw the cover I thought 'Hmmm, fields, that's kind of English, but those don't look like English fields'.

When the books arrived I noticed that the photographer, Kevin Horan, was listed on the back, and a quick google later, I have identified that the pictures came from a collection called ... wait for it... American Farms!

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Darryl Gove is a senior engineer in the Solaris Studio team, working on optimising applications and benchmarks for current and future processors. He is also the author of the books:
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