Speculative biology is a branch of biology that deals with the question of how life might evolve in the future. There are several subgenres of speculative biology, including Future evolution and Speculative evolution projects. Some of the most popular books on this topic include The Snouters: Form and Life of Rhinogradentia by Gerolf Steiner, Animals of the Future by Mark Boulay and Sebastien Steyer, and The New Phylogeny of Life by Erick Wuorinski and Stephen Jay Gould.
The Snouters: Form and Life of Rhinogradentia by Gerolf Steiner
‘Snouters’ are a group of mammalian species originating from shrew-like terrestrial insectivores. They are classified as rhinogradentia, meaning “nose-walkers”. These species live in the Hy-yi-yi Islands of the southern Pacific Ocean. They are divided into 15 families and 28 genera.
The Snouters: Form and Life of Rhinogradentia was written by German zoologist Gerolf Steiner. The book was first published in 1957. In addition to providing information on rhinogrades, the book also included detailed maps and illustrations. The book was later translated into English and French. In 1967, the book was also published in Japan.
The Snouters was a big hit. It was published in Germany, Japan, and the United States. The book sold out its first print run and was re-issued four times. The book was also translated into Russian. The Russian edition included an appendix on aquatic snouters. The Snouters is also available in an American-English translation.
The Snouters is a humorous book, written by Gerolf Karl Steiner. He drew 15 plates and 12 text figures. The book was published in 1957 by the Gustav Fischer Verlag Stuttgart, in Stuttgart, Germany. The book was also published in Paris and New York. In the United States, it was published by the Natural History Press.
The Snouters book is a reference to a previously unknown order of mammals. The book was originally written by Gerolf Karl Steiner under the pseudonym “Harald Stumpke.” The book was published by The Natural History Press in New York. In 1967, portions of the book appeared in Natural History magazine.
The Snouters book is an inside joke in zoology. Many scholars, however, did not discover the hoax. They simply embraced the story, a fact that encouraged the editor to publish a second edition.
Speculative biology is a branch of biology that studies the evolution of creatures and their habitats, using science, literature and art. It is also an escapist fantasy. Some biologists have speculated about what life might be like after the end of the world. Others have wondered what will happen when plastics degrade.
Speculative biology is not as fanciful as it sounds. It aims to give readers a glimpse into how life might evolve in the future.
After Man, A Zoology of the Future was published in 1981. It was a major milestone in speculative biology. It was the first large-scale speculative project to be published by a mainstream publisher. The book was spectacularly illustrated in color. It also introduced the concept of a fictional future Earth. It featured over 100 invented animal species. It was a Hugo Award nominee.
The book was a huge success. It received positive reviews and spawned several sequels.
It also launched the speculative zoology genre. Dougal Dixon was instrumental in the genre’s development. He has also written a number of encyclopedias and children’s books. He has also been a consultant and a television presenter on evolution. He has worked in Costa Rica, the Galapagos Islands, and the Serengeti. He is currently a full-time writer.
The book is now available in a new edition. In addition to the re-published text, Dougal has also included a section of original sketches.
The book also spawned a television show. It has also spawned two follow-up speculative evolution books.
The book also spawned an on-stage event arranged by Scott Wood. This event was the official launch of a new edition of the book. The event was held at New Lands, London.
Tomorrow. Animals of the Future by Mark Boulay and Sebastien Steyer
Speculative biology is a popular genre in Western Europe and the USA. It teaches concepts of evolution and mechanisms of the natural world. The main theme is evolution of life on a terraformed planet.
In the genre of speculative biology, animals are a prominent focus. Mammals are most likely to catch the eye of a basic audience. In some of the books, they are represented in graphic forms. However, fungi and plants are usually not mentioned.
A zoological joke was a big hit. It included a detailed description of biology. The resulting image was a surprisingly effective piece of art. However, it was not the most original idea.
It has been a while since the book came out. In 2017, it was published in Russia. It has been reviewed favorably by Priroda magazine. The book is a good example of the speculative biology genre. It contains an original and serious reasoning, as well as possible scenarios of the course of events. It also contains a couple of illustrations.
Speculative biology books can be useful in educating students of various levels. They can teach the mechanisms of evolution, as well as the effects of global warming. They are also useful in educating the general public. Some books focus on the influence of humans on nature. Others describe the evolution of large groups. The speculative biology genre can be used to educate students in the human-animal relationship.
The book has also been used to promote the idea of sending humans into space. It is being produced by Cossima productions, a French company founded by palaeontologist Sebastien Seguin. A television documentary will be produced.
Speculative evolution projects
Speculative evolution projects in biology, sometimes referred to as speculative zoology, are hypothetical scenarios of how life may have evolved on Earth or other planets in the distant future. These include alternate histories of terrestrial life, as well as entirely conceptual species. Speculative evolution projects are often associated with science fiction, but it can also be a form of creative expression.
The Speculative Dinosaurian Project was one of the first speculative evolution projects to focus on crocodylomorphs, but they are not the only project to aspire to be an accurate representation of animals from the past. Other projects include Serina: A Natural History of the World of Birds, Life on Snaiad, and the Furaha: Natural History of the planet v Phoenicis IV.
The Neocene Project explores life 25 million years in the future, including the laws of evolution, a portrait of the Earth, and a general description of the fauna and flora. The book’s name is a bit of a misnomer, but it’s a cool name nonetheless. The project draws from many sources, including Douglas Dixon’s After Man, which is a fictional, fully-realized future Earth.
The Project Perditus, meanwhile, is a science fiction/speculative biology project set on an analog planet that is similar in size and composition to Earth. The premise is that a satellite is sent to test lifeforms on the planet and to determine which life forms will be compatible with its environment. The account is actively promoting other speculative biology artists, and the website is impressive.
Aside from the Speculative Dinosaurian and Neocene projects, there are several other speculative evolution projects in biology, ranging from the esoteric to the downright silly.
Future evolution subgenres
Speculative biology, sometimes referred to as alternative biology or future evolution, is a literary genre which examines the future development of life. The genre began in the early XXI century, when artists began creating works based on new ideas.
A subgenre of speculative biology is speculative fiction. The genre is defined by the use of scientific evidence to develop invented objects, phenomena, and concepts. Most speculative biological projects are focused on animals, as mammals are among the most popular animals. However, plants and fungi are not often mentioned.
A speculative biological book is usually illustrated. In a few examples, artwork insets take up only a small portion of the book’s volume. In other examples, the artwork is used to depict the world depicted in the text.
One of the first books in the genre was “The Snouters: Form and Life of Rhinogradentia” by Gerolf Steiner. Steiner wrote this book in 1961. His creations have spawned a number of enthusiasts who have created realistic models of his creatures. These works have been published in many different languages.
Another book in this genre is “After Man: A Zoology of the Future”. It explores the evolution of an organic world without human civilization. This book assumes a Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction. Various groups of live creatures are described, such as dinosaurs.
A speculative biology book published in Russia is “Life in the Universe” (“Liv I Universet”). This book is about life in general and its evolution. The book explores the shape and nature of alien life. The book is not a separate speculative biological project. However, it contains many ideas which are popular among fans of this genre.