Fritz Kahn: Human Body as an Industrialized World via Socks Studio
Fritz Kahn, German gynaecologist and popular science writer from the 1910′s to the 1960′s. Apart from writing articles on popular science for publishing house Kosmos’s ‘Gesellschaft der Naturfreunde’ magazine, Fritz Kahn also authored many books on a variety of subjects: Die Milchstrasse (The Milky Way) in 1914, Die Zelle (The Cell) in 1919, and, starting from 1921, the five volumes of Das Leben des Menschen (The Life of Man).
Das Leben was an encyclopedic work of 1600 pages and 1200 illustrations depicting biology as industrial and mechanical processes, adopting the most avant-garde visual techniques and contemporary styles as Neue Sachlichkeit, Dada, Surrealism, and also Constructivist photomontage.
7 species fighting extinction with the help of zoos
A list of animals, among them one of the world’s largest frogs, Britain’s only native crayfish and Amur leopards, has been drawn up by the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums to highlight their work to secure endangered species’ futures. The top 10 were chosen from hundreds of zoo-backed conservation programmes, focusing on species at high risk of extinction or extinct in the wild, schemes that involved initiatives in the field, zoos that had a management role, and projects which included habitat protection and working with local communities