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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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Journey to the Italy of the Anthropocene

To make us reflect on the concrete risks we could face, the philosopher and evolutionist Telmo Pievani and the geographer Mauro Varotto have imagined how Italy will transform projecting us, in a dystopian way, in the year 2786.

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In a refined game of facts and fictions, Finitudine is the story of the true friendship between two Nobel laureates, a compelling dialogue, a book within a book. After the success of Imperfection, Telmo Pievani returns with a surprising text that addresses with poetry a philosophical and scientific theme that touches us all.

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