COLOPHON: "The idea for Savanna Roots came in 2001, when two friends from Grinnell College found themselves living in Madison, Wisconsin: Rachel as an M.F.A. art student and Emily as a science writer. Two years later, Emily researched oak savannas and drafted the story while Rachel offered editorial feedback and created the book's structure and stratography images. In the summer of 2004, they printed the illustrations on a University of Wisconsin letterpress and hand-cut the pages. Madison Cut and Dye prepared the covers, which Rachel had painted with acrylics and paste. Rachel digitally printed and assembled the books, set in Goudy Old Style, at Kansas State University in 2005. While Rachel and Emily now live in different places, they are grateful for the opportunity to collaborate on Savanna Roots, a book they hope you enjoy as a story and a work of art."
"The yellow tab that holds its concertina binding together can by dislodged from its slot between the binding and the back cover so the book can be stretched out lengthwise, or it can be kept in while the book is unfurled to form a circle." Cf. Letter from R. Melis, 2006.