back when: a wonderful artist of wildlife and life in all its forms, Juliana Hawke who lives in Orillia, Ontario, Canada; Margaret Enever (then Kropman) who helped me with all facets related to my work on this project and who was a stalwart, organizing and putting into order the print research... so I could write right from it; Tony Hawke, the publisher who supported the book in myriad ways throughout its life; Gerry Williams who became a friend and who was instrumental in the book’s visual appeal... making it come alive on the page. He designed it! ; Dennis Mills, the editor, who took fragments of thought or exposition, often disjointed, and guided these into a "making-sense" whole. Dennis knew where my commas should go too! My always thanks to all. It was a team effort.