science

Plasticus Maritimus

Every hour, a thousand tons of plastic are poured into the ocean. It's time to do something! Ana Pego, biologist and author, called this species Plasticus maritimus. Through her guide, we'll be able to analyse the specimens, implement a strategy to reduce it, contribute saving the planet and become more aware of environmental issues. [Text in Italian]

Scientists in the kitchen

Children living in the city don’t have many opportunities to observe nature. Few of them know, though, that there’s a whole laboratory available to them: their home kitchen. Federica Buglioni, author, and Anna Resmini, illustrator, present a new PiNO (our Natural Science collection) book. Forty-eight pages of experiments to discover seeds and vegetables, and to analyze their amazing anatomy. [Text in Italian]

What is a river?

A river is a journey. A singing spring, a crevasse in a glacier, a muddy swamp or a silent lake: that's where a river is born. In a moment. Then it starts to run. A girl observes what surrounds her on the river bank and asks many questions. Her grandmother is there to answer and she seems to know every secret of it.

Gardening

A garden can be very small, made of one vase plant only, but if you look closer, you might see it like a tall tree in a meadow. Or a garden can be so huge one might even get lost. Above all, what a garden needs to be there, is someone who takes care of it, someone’s eyes and hands and then soil, sun, water and plenty of time. Do you have all these things? If you do, then you’re ready: you will love it!

Trees

Being the third book of PiNO collection about Science and Nature, L'albero is a poetic and scientific exploration of the life of plants through images inspired on traditional botanical illustration, graphic representations, verses, a little dictionary and an observation lab. Different and complementary instruments to initiate children to the secrets of trees: leaves, fruits, roots, seeds, trunks, bark… The luminous texts by Silvana D’Angelo are illustrated by Sara Maragotto and Caterina Gabelli from Studio Fludd.

Pioneers

Second issue of our PiNO collection about science and nature. Vagabonde!, by gardener and landscape architect Marianna Merisi, is a passionate journey into the world of the most common, but most interesting, plants: those that bravely grow and flourish even where we would never expect. We’ll be taught their extraordinary behaviour and how to look, discover, understand these living organisms, that remind us the intelligence and beauty of nature. [Text in Italian]

Six legs and little more

Six legs and little more inaugurates a new collection on nature and science, PiNO: Piccoli Naturalisti Osservatori. It is a practical guide for little entomologists to learn and recognize species of insects, to observe how they look like, how many legs, how many wings, how many eyes they have; whether they fly or jump; if they change colour; if they sting or are harmless; how big they can be; where they live; what they eat. The words and images by Geena Forrest, a young expert on natural science, guide us into observation and practice. [Text in Italian]