Entry updated 12 August 2018. Tagged: Author.
Pseudonym of German zoologist and author Gerold Steiner (1908-2008) for his spoof exercise in imaginary zoology (see Biology), Bau und Leben Der Rhingradentia (1962 chap; trans Leigh Chadwick as The Snouters: Form and Life of the Rhinogrades 1967 chap). The Rhinogrades, or snouters, are a new order of mammals discovered in Hi-yi-yi, an unknown Archipelago in the Pacific Ocean. Unfortunately, an American nuclear test destroys the archipelago, the species, and a congress of zoologists gathered to study the snouters. [JC]
born Strasbourg, Alsace, Germany [now France]: 22 March 1908
died 14 August 2008
works (highly selected)
- Bau und Leben Der Rhingradentia (Stuttgart, Germany: S Fischer Verlag, 1962) [chap: illus/Gerolf Steiner: binding unknown/]
- The Snouters: Form and Life of the Rhinogrades (Garden City, New York: The Natural History Press for The American Museum of Natural History, 1967) [chap: trans by Leigh Chadwick of the above: illus/Gerolf Steiner: hb/]
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