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Evolution - the struggle for survival in the footsteps of Darwin and the great scientists

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The book tells the story of the struggle for survival and the lives of the most charismatic, fascinating and curious animals, from ants to the blue whale.

We start from shapes and behaviors to ask ourselves questions: why does the peacock have such a spectacular and voluminous tail, why do lions hunt in groups while the leopard is solitary, why do certain butterflies have tongues much longer than their bodies? The evolutionary processes studied over the last 150 years can provide an answer to many of these questions. Considerable space is devoted to scientific research and how past and present naturalists have come to explain certain adaptations. Plants and their relationships with animals are not overlooked: Darwin himself dedicated himself to the study of pollination and carnivorous plants, which played an important role in the formulation of his theories.

The spectacular illustrations created by an artist specialized in reproducing nature reveal all its incredible beauty. The videos selected on YouTube, also accessible via QR Code, guide children on an unforgettable adventure.

An exciting journey to discover the fascinating world of evolution.

Reasons of interest:

  • The evolution of living things told in a simple and clear way starting from the forms and lifestyles of extraordinary plants and animals.
  • More than 25 large format plates that reproduce species in detail in their natural habitat or in remote places.
  • Over 150 illustrations dedicated to the protagonist species: from whales to ants! The testimonies and portraits of the scientists responsible for the most interesting discoveries, including Charles Darwin, father of evolution.
  • References to current events, climate change and how to protect nature today.
  • QR Code and link to access videos showing extraordinary animals in action.
  • Size: 25.5 × 29.6 cm
  • 160 pages
  • 4 color printing
  • Hardcover
  • ISBN 978 2 88935 331 6

Francesco Tomasinelli, a graduate in Marine Environmental Sciences, worked in Italy and the United States in large aquariums, before dedicating himself to publishing, scientific dissemination and ecological consultancy for companies. He collaborates with photographic agencies, publishing houses and magazines in the science and tourism sectors. He has contributed to many volumes and is the author of the illustrated books I'm Going to Live in the City, Green Gold and Predators of the Microcosm. The survival strategies of reptiles, amphibians, insects and spiders. He is a regular guest on the Geo program (Rai 3) and has curated scientific exhibitions.

Margherita Borin, after studying painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice, illustrated several children's books on animals and nature. She lives immersed in the splendid environment of Pantelleria.

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