Where do borders actually come from? Are they just crazy inventions of humans? As a zoologist, Josef H. Reichholf knows about absurd border phenomena in the animal world as well. Above all, however, the best-selling author raises awareness in these reflections of the primordial demarcation that precedes all life: Without the separation of inside from outside, there would be no life at all. But nothing is for eternity, no living thing and no border: The Chinese wall, for example, once the measure of all border-drawing, appears to us today as a harmless climbing wall...
As one of the best-known biologists in the German-speaking world, Prof. Dr. Reichholf taught for many years at the Technical University and at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich and was head of department of the Zoological State Collection, also in Munich. In 2007, the bestselling author received the Sigmund Freud Prize for scientific prose, and in 2017 his book Symbioses. Das erstaunliche Miteinander in der Natur was named Knowledge Book of the Year.
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