Ernst Haeckel – Kristallseelen, Studien uber das Anorganische Leben (1917)


This book from 1917 is in very good condition. The book is covered in a partially leather cover and it is the first print of this book. The book is in its original language German.

Publisher : Alfred Kroner Verlag Leipzig

Size: 25 x 18 cm. with 152 pages and richly illustrated.

Extraordinary and rare book!

1 in stock


Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel ( February 1834 – 9 August 1919) was a German biologist, naturalist, philosopher, physician, professor, marine biologist, and artist who discovered, described and named thousands of new species, mapped a genealogical tree relating all life forms, and coined many terms in biology, including anthropogenyecologyphylumphylogeny, and Protista. Haeckel promoted and popularised Charles Darwin’s work in Germany and developed the influential but no longer widely held recapitulation theory (“ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny”) claiming that an individual organism’s biological development, or ontogeny, parallels and summarises its species’ evolutionary development, or phylogeny.

Haeckel is probably best known for his Kunstformen der Natur. The publication includes over 100 detailed, multi-colour illustrations of animals and sea creatures.