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Please provide me picture(s) of sparrowhawk from book "High Performance MySQL, 2nd Edition"


Please, any authorised person be so kind and help me to get WHOLE picture of the sparrowhawk as is at http://shop.oreilly.com/product/9780596101718.do. I would like to have more pictures like that (sparrowhawk and RAVEN and crow), ideally with raised head(s).
The ilustration style seems super (!:)) and I am offering reasonable reward and continued cooperation...

REASON and requested level of rights for USAGE:
The sparrowhawk is my personal symbol (Totem) and also it is logo of prestigious international university which I started aprox. 12 years ago.
Me as private professor (mainly of practical psychology) and my coworkers using animals pictures and other symbols for asociative analysis and prezentations with asociative symbols of subconscious - of the ID which has ANIMA(L) characteristic (instincts, reflexes, etc.). As EXAMPLE please see page about my personality within the university's website for my home country: http://www.DMDU.kvalitne.cz/html/vedo... - even without TRANSLATE it should be enough to understand thanks to MEAININGFULL PICTIRES (even with OnMouseOver functions - which has even the LOGO in header section).
I have also asociated postmark - http://www.DMDU.kvalitne.cz/assets/im... and FONT letter as SIGN(ature) - http://www.dmdu.netprostor.cz/sites/d.... That sign is in use also as FAVICON - http://www.DMDU.kvalitne.cz/favicon.ico.
Official letters from DMDU have heading with the sparrowhawk (the heading i the same as at the website http://www.DMDU.kvalitne.cz). Naturally, that the members of the university DMDU have bussines cards with the sparrowhawk - two types of them. One type of the DMDU (sparrowhawk) bussines cards is only for leaders of DMDU because of precious printing at paper with metalic material for SILVER sparrowhawk - balanced LUXURY look (and leeway symbolised by image of FLYing bird) and PROFESSIONAL presentation (and supervision symbolised by the OBSERVant bird of prey:).

So me and my coworkers would like to have appropriate rights for using pictures in above mentioned ways, meanings etc. We would like to have even commercial rights of usage (licences) - for our private (PAID) university and related society.
Also It would be nice if DMDU could get official permission to cite whole (!) text about the sparrowhawk which is at the end of the book http://shop.oreilly.com/product/97805... - it is also online in "Colophon" tab. I like the Colophon' s explanation WHY THE SPARROWHAWK WAS USED AS IMAGE FOR book titled "HIGH PERFORMANCE...". As respected respresentant of qualities quoted from sparrowhawk's symolism, I am thankfull for that "advertisement" of that special symbolism and asociative analysis (I am even the founder of both systems).

Thanks in advance for any help,

M. Radan Chrobok Ph.D.
Founder of the *University of holistic development*

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  • Hi,

    Thank you for writing us about this. I checked with the book's cover designer about this image. She recommends that you check out Dover Publications' collections of animal engravings for the images of sparrowhawks, ravens, and crows that you are looking for.

    For many of our books, we use images from Dover Pictorial Archives, a series of books (and CD-ROMs) containing copyright-free collections of 18th- and 19th-century wood and copperplate engravings of animals.

    Dover Publications website is at http://store.doverpublications.com/index.html, their Pictorial Archive products are at http://store.doverpublications.com/by-subject-art-pictorial-archive.html, and you can find their customer service information at http://store.doverpublications.com/customerservice.html.


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  • I’m thankful

    as I replied to Teri Finn (teri@oreilly.com), the logo of O'Reilly (http://cdn.oreilly.com/images/sitewid...) semms as done in similar style (if not also from the same person)...

    I did a quick, easy search in Pictorial Archive (http://doverpublications.ecomm-search...) and I will send them an email with question in which of the related products is the so nice sparrowhawk artwork from the cover of the book. I bought the book because I started work with MySQL few months ago and I decided to study even from book - the cool cover was the last argument for buy this one ;).
    Could you arrange me the right for scan and use the picture?

    Anyway, I hope that the Dover Publications will be as kind as you... May be I would like more to buy whole product(s) than only one (or some few) picture (as with the book), because I like open possibilities - as someone of "(flying) bird personality" ...

    With thanks and wishes of nice time,

    M. Radan Chrobok Ph.D.
    DMDU - university of holistic development

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