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“Imperfection: A Natural History” Book Presentation at Italian Institute of Culture

How life on our planet is a catalog of imperfections, errors, alternatives, and anomalies: February 22, 2023, 6PM


Professor David P. Barash reviews "Imperfection"

"Imperfection",the American edition of Imperfezione, has just been released in the United States by MIT PressDavid P. Barash, professor emeritus of psychology at the University of Washingtonreviewed it Oct. 25 for the Wall Street Journal.


Around the world in the Anthropocene


Each stage of the journey, in a hot air balloon, in eight episodes is accompanied by a series of maps of the places crossed and a scientific in-depth sheet. The book alternates three languages and levels of reading that dialogue with each other: the narrative dimension of the imaginary journey, the scientific dimension of the physical and human geography of the world in the Anthropocene, the cartographic language, with all its charge of intuitive visualization.

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Nature is bigger than us

Telmo Pievani faces in these pages an illuminating, sometimes personal, journey between science and ecology, history and anthropology, medical discoveries and zoological adventures, stories of strange creatures and encounters with extraordinary women and men.

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After the success of Imperfection and Finitude, Telmo Pievani accompanies us in the compelling story of an idea. From Zadig to Sherlock Holmes, the many heroes of serendipity teach us that nature, out there, is always greater than our knowledge.

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