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  • Introduction: Fish & Fiction

    Introduction: Fish & Fiction

    Fish have always been part and parcel of human civilisation. In a material sense, they have always been omnipresent in the everyday lives of human beings – from fishery to kitchen. At the same time, fish lead a hidden life, underwater, invisible to man.
  • Goose barnacle and barnacle goose

    Goose barnacle and barnacle goose

    Early Modern Natural historians often referred to other texts of natural history, and in doing so they included unreliable knowledge. An example is the genesis of geese out of Pedunculata shells, a so-called spontaneous generation.
  • The Frankfurt Book Fair: 16th century to 2016

    The Frankfurt Book Fair: 16th century to 2016

    The Frankfurt Book Fair, held annually in October, always makes for press headlines - especially in 2016, with the Netherlands and Flanders as guests of honour. But did you know that over five hundred years of history have shaped this book industry event?