Georg Stehli

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Georg Stehli (* 18 July 1883 in Wachenheim an der Weinstraße in the Palatinate; † 1 October 1951) was a German naturalist and author of many popular science books and essays.


He began his studies in natural history and philosophy at the University of Heidelberg, then went to Berlin and Jena, where Ernst Haeckel was teaching at the time. In Jena Stehli then also received his doctorate (Dr. phil. nat.). Due to an accident he lost his hearing and was therefore unable to pursue an academic career at the university. In 1910 he joined the Franckhsche Verlagshandlung in Stuttgart, where he wrote articles and advised nature lovers in the magazine Kosmos. From 1928 to 1932, he also worked at the Institute for Pest Control in the Palatinate, where he worked on grape aphids.

In 1917 he had taken over the editorship of the journal Mikrokosmos, which he edited with a short interruption during the Second World War until his death.[1]

Writings (excerpt)

  • Microscopy for Everyone. Stuttgart 1934
  • Collecting plants – but the right way. Stuttgart 1935
  • Collecting and taxidermy of animals. Stuttgart 1936
  • Which animal is this? Stuttgart 1940

Individual references

  1. All information taken from Kosmos, Handweiser für Naturfreunde, issue 11, 1951.