martedì 30 luglio 2013

Mammals of China, pocket edition - Princeton University Press

 

E' uscita la versione tascabile della guida ai mammiferi cinesi di cui disegnai le tavole qualche anno fa.
 
China's breathtaking diversity of natural habitats - from mountains and deserts to grasslands and lush tropical forests - is home to more than 10 percent of the world's mammal species. This one-of-a-kind pocket guide describes the characteristics, geographic distribution, natural history, and conservation status of all 558 species of mammals found in China. An up-to-date distribution map accompanies each species account, and beautiful color illustrations by wildlife artist Federico Gemma depict a majority of the species. The definitive text is written by leading specialists and follows the most current global standards for mammalian systematics.
This field-ready pocket edition of A Guide to the Mammals of China makes the rich mammal fauna of China accessible to ecotravelers and naturalists like never before.
The comprehensive pocket guide to all of China's 558 mammal species.
Describes the physical characteristics, geographic distribution, natural history, and conservation status of every species.
Features up-to-date distribution maps and stunning color illustrations throughout.
Written by a team of leading specialists:
Andrew T. Smith is President's Professor and Parents Association Professor of Life Sciences at Arizona State University. Yan Xie is associate research professor in the Institute of Zoology at the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Review:
Praise for A Guide to the Mammals of China: "Now, for the first time, the natural history of all 556 of China's known mammals has been brought together in this impressive tome. This title represents a major achievement." - Kathryn Jeffs, BBC Wildlife Magazine

Praise for A Guide to the Mammals of China: "[T]he most comprehensive single-volume reference to China's mammals and perhaps to those of Asia as well. . . . It is difficult to overestimate the usefulness of this outstanding book." - F. S. Szalay, Choice

Praise for A Guide to the Mammals of China: "This is a much needed guide and it will be indispensable for naturalists and mammalogists for years to come." - Roy John, Canadian Field Naturalist

sabato 13 luglio 2013

A Torino con Denis Clavreul e Lorenzo Dotti

by Denis Clavreul
11 maggio: A Torino per incontrare Lorenzo Dotti e il pittore francese Denis Clavreul impegnato in un progetto relativo alle Green City europee. Giornata quindi trascorsa a disegnare insieme lungo le sponde del Po alla confluenza con lo Stura di fronte alla garzaia di aironi cenerini dell’isolone di Bertolla. In Italia questa garzaia, una colonia di nidificazione, è l’unica presente all’interno di una città. Nel fiume decine di svassi maggiori, due sterne comuni e qualche nibbio bruno in volo. Nel terzo disegno l’onore di esser ritratto da Denis, mentre disegno insieme a Lorenzo.

lunedì 1 luglio 2013

Serengeti Sketchbook



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Taccuino "Serengeti - sketchbook" con acquerelli del viaggio in Tanzania del marzo 2011. Formato chiuso 9.5x14 cm, aperto 152x14 cm (16 pagine ripiegate a soffietto). Stampa: Tipografia Eurosia.
Per chi fosse interessato può richiederlo direttamente a me Email: f.gemma@quipo.it (15 euro + Spese di spedizione - PostePay e PayPal accepted). E' disponibile anche presso la libreria Historia Naturae a Roma e la Iona House Gallery di Woodstock, Oxford.

"Serengeti - sketchbook" featuring work by my last travel in Tanzania, March 2011. Closed size 9.5x14 cm, open size 152x14 cm (16 folded pages). Print: Tipografia Eurosia.
(15 euros+Post and packing) (PayPal accepted). Please email to order: f.gemma@quipo.it