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Farfalle delle Alpi: Come Riconoscerle, dove e Quando Osservarle [Butterflies of the Alps: How to Recognize Then, and Where and When to Observe Them]

Field / Identification Guide
By: Ferretti Gianluca(Author)
350 pages, colour photos
Publisher: Blu Edizioni
Farfalle delle Alpi: Come Riconoscerle, dove e Quando Osservarle [Butterflies of the Alps: How to Recognize Then, and Where and When to Observe Them]
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  • Farfalle delle Alpi: Come Riconoscerle, dove e Quando Osservarle [Butterflies of the Alps: How to Recognize Then, and Where and When to Observe Them] ISBN: 9788879041300 Paperback Jan 2012 Usually dispatched within 1 week
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Language: Italian

Butterflies capture our imagination like few other animals in the world: we associate them with spring and the renewal that it brings. They have a mysterious and at the same time fascinating life cycle, during which it turns from a caterpillar into a being of graceful flight and beautiful colours. For all these reasons, and for many others, during the history of man butterflies have been linked in various ways to culture, art, literature, myth and magic. Today, butterflies are also very important from a scientific point of view, because they are useful biomarkers and provide us, through their behavior and their presence, a means of information about the state of the environment around us. In Italy there are some 280 species of butterflies currently known; of these just over 200 are present in the skies of the Alps and can be seen when hiking in mountain environment: this guide, organized using tabs, provides a tool to help recognize the characteristics and peculiarities. For each species, represented with images taken by professional photographers and indicated by the scientific name and (if any) the common name translated into three languages, and provides useful guidance to the recognition, the presence in the Alpine area, and the period where you can observe the different developmental stages. A short text provides basic information on the life cycle and ecology. The aim of the book was born from a passion for natural-scientific disclosure, to introduce butterflies to a wide and diverse audience, including guiding the uninitiated to discover these wonderful and colourful insects.

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Le farfalle catturano la nostra immaginazione come pochi animali al mondo: le associamo alla primavera e al rinnovamento che porta con sé; hanno un ciclo vitale misterioso e nello stesso tempo affascinante, durante il quale un bruco si trasforma in un essere dal volo aggraziato e dai bellissimi colori. Per tutti questi motivi e per molti altri, durante la storia dell'uomo si sono legate in vario modo alla cultura, all'arte, alla letteratura, al mito e alla magia. Oggi le farfalle sono molto importanti anche dal punto di vista scientifico, perché sono utili bioindicatori e ci forniscono, attraverso il loro comportamento e la loro presenza, informazioni sullo stato di salute dell'ambiente che ci circonda. In Italia sono attualmente censite circa 280 specie di farfalle; di queste poco più di 200 sono presenti in volo sulle Alpi e si possono osservare durante le escursioni in ambiente montano: questa guida, organizzata per schede, si propone come strumento per aiutare a riconoscerne le caratteristiche e le peculiarità. Per ogni specie, rappresentata con immagini realizzate da fotografi professionisti e indicata con il nome scientifico e (quando esiste) quello volgare tradotto in tre lingue, si forniscono indicazioni utili al riconoscimento, si segnala l'area di presenza sull'arco alpino e il periodo in cui si possono osservare i differenti stadi di sviluppo. Un breve testo fornisce le informazioni principali sul ciclo vitale e sull'ecologia. Obiettivo del libro, nato dalla passione per la divulgazione scientifico-naturalistica, è far conoscere e apprezzare le farfalle a un pubblico ampio e diversificato, guidando anche i non esperti alla scoperta di questi meravigliosi e variopinti insetti.

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Field / Identification Guide
By: Ferretti Gianluca(Author)
350 pages, colour photos
Publisher: Blu Edizioni
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