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I Mammiferi delle Alpi: Come Riconoscerli, Dove e Quando Osservarli [Mammals of the Alps: How to Recognize Them, Where and When to Observe Them]

Field / Identification Guide
By: Laura Canalis(Author)
272 pages, 400+ colour photos, colour distribution maps
Publisher: Blu Edizioni
I Mammiferi delle Alpi: Come Riconoscerli, Dove e Quando Osservarli [Mammals of the Alps: How to Recognize Them, Where and When to Observe Them]
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Language: Italian

Very elusive due to their often twilight or nocturnal habits and their mistrust of humans, mammals are not easily approachable animals, although their expressiveness and vivacity, as well as the variety and complexity of behaviuoral patterns, makes them among the most sought-after animals to photograph, and among the most interesting animals to study.

Of the 118 species of mammals known at present in Italy, nearly 90 have their habitat in the alpine chain.

This book is designed to help non-experts recognize the individual species, providing useful elements in identifying their presence by identifying tracks left in their territory (such as footprints), specifying areas of distribution, habitats and characteristics of each species, and illustrating the habits and behaviours of these fascinating animals.

For each species identification sheet contains the scientific name, the vernacular name in four languages, an Alpine arc distribution map, measurements, eating habits, periods of hibernation, and biology. The book includes gorgeous photographs that emphasize morphological elements useful for identification, and guides enthusiasts to the discovery of the animal world populating the Alps.

Summary in Italian:
Molto elusivi per le loro abitudini spesso crepuscolari o notturne e per la diffidenza nei confronti dell'uomo, i mammiferi non sono animali facilmente avvicinabili, benché la loro espressività e vivacità, oltre che la varietà e complessità dei modelli comportamentali, li rendano tra le prede fotografiche più ambite e tra gli animali più interessanti da studiare.

Delle 118 specie di mammiferi note allo stato attuale in Italia, quasi una novantina trovano il loro habitat sulla catena alpina.

Questo libro nasce con l'intento di aiutare anche i non esperti a riconoscere le singole specie, fornendo elementi utili a individuarne la presenza attraverso l'identificazione dei segni lasciati sul territorio (come per esempio le orme), specificando zone di diffusione, habitat e caratteristiche di ogni specie e illustrando abitudini e comportamenti di questi affascinanti animali.

A ogni specie è dedicata un'esauriente scheda completa di nome scientifico, nome volgare in quattro lingue, cartina dell'areale di distribuzione sull'arco alpino e dati relativi a misure, abitudini alimentari, periodi di letargo, biologia. Corredano le schede splendide fotografie che sottolineano gli elementi morfologici utili all'identificazione e guidano gli appassionati alla scoperta del mondo animale che popola le Alpi.

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Field / Identification Guide
By: Laura Canalis(Author)
272 pages, 400+ colour photos, colour distribution maps
Publisher: Blu Edizioni
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