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Man - from the first steps to space exploration

€12,45 €24,90

This book tells what happened "before the history" of humanity, whose roots lie in a past millions of years old.

Going back in time to look at this past allows us to understand the close relationship that binds Man to the natural world. The evidence for the existence of our ancestors comes mainly from fossils and the analysis techniques of modern scientific research, together with the study of great apes, can provide us with many indications on how prehistoric men lived.

We will walk in the dangerous African savannas of 4 million years ago alongside the small australopithecines and we will hunt mammoths in the cold plains of Europe with our distant cousins, the Neanderthals. We will then meet our direct ancestor, the first Homo sapiens, the only human species to have survived to this day, who changed the face of the planet. The videos selected on YouTube, also accessible via QR Code, will accompany us on an unforgettable adventure.

Reasons of interest:

  • The beginnings of the human species told simply and clearly!
  • Spectacular illustrations created by an artist specialized in reproduction
    nature images.
  • Large format plates with scenes that reproduce the habitat and lifestyle of the first men.
  • Fossils of humans and animals, stone tools and many unique objects to learn about the material culture of our ancestors.
  • QR Code and link to access instructive videos, which help to understand our most remote past.
  • Size: 25.8 × 29.6 cm
  • 160 pages
  • 4 color printing
  • Hardcover
  • ISBN 978 2 88935 334 7

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 also works as a consultant in studies on biodiversity and environmental improvement works, and is a regular guest on the Rai3 program GEO as an expert on animals and ecology.

Margherita Borin was born in Conegliano on 4 August 1989. He attended the artistic high school of Venice to continue his studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Painting in the same city. She graduated in 2012 and in her artistic research she combines different painting techniques including watercolor and tempera associated with drawing with pastels, graffiti and spirit colours. Moved by a growing interest in the world of illustration, in 2013 she attended Miguel Tanco's illustration course in Milan. He has illustrated several children's books on zoological and naturalistic themes for Italian, American, Australian and English publishers. For NuiNui he has created illustrations for various projects and popular books for children. He currently lives in Italy on the island of Pantelleria in Sicily.