I know people exist that would love such a thing, but I'm not sure I can duplicate it. Some people like it for the art, but I'm not as good an artist as Barlowe and I know nothing about inserting pictures into a document. Still, it's going to have pictures anyways. The subject matter calls for it.
Some people like reading about all the creatures and the adventure of exploring a new world, but they might be turned off if it is too technical or if there is no story to wrap it all up. The problem is, many of my ideas have to do with cellular structure and things like that and it would be a shame to only release the ideas having to do with overall shape. I think I can keep most of the technical stuff to the introduction, but not entirely. Also, if I introduce the organisms in order according to their taxonomy, I will miss out on describing the different biomes of the planet. This is why I have decided not to dwell too heavily on classification - but some is still necessary. Also, I tend to keep changing my mind about which groups are related anyways. What I think I'm going to do is cover each biome in a different chapter, pick a creature at random to describe, and then segue into the next creature based on how it interacts with the first (i.e. it hunts/is hunted by it). It will resemble a television nature documentary.
On the other hand, many other people would love all the technical details, but a large subset of these people are snobs that would think something or another thing is too unrealistic or even impossible. I won't include anything I believe to be impossible, but if I were to only include what I thought likely, the book would be very boring. I know that very little in science is really considered impossible and even so, scientists discover they are wrong all the time. Just because we know of no way for a process to work doesn't mean there isn't some way for it to work.
Still, I have to try anyways. What else am I to do with my life? Everyone needs a dream to get them out of bed. I have already started outlining Planet Snax, a world 80% covered by a sea less than 200 meters deep (15% is deeper and 5% is lifeless dry land). I'm not sure about the name. That might have to change. Let me know what you think.