XXXII Edition of the Gambrinus “Giuseppe Mazzotti” Literary Prize:
THE WINNING TOPICS THIS YEAR: THE ANDES, THE SECRET LIFE OF PLANTS, CALABRIAN CERAMICS
THE WINNERS OF THE XXXII EDITION ARE:
ECOLOGY AND LANDSCAPE
Professor of plant neurobiology Stefano Mancuso and free-lance science journalist Alessandra Viola with “VERDE BRILLANTE” (published by Giunti Editore).
A fascinating, highly readable account that invites us to see plants as sensitive intelligent organisms to be safeguarded as an essential link in the chain of which human beings are also, but only, a part.
Researcher Ottavio Cavalcanti author of “TERRA, ACQUA, MANI, FUOCO” (published by Rubbettino).
An important volume, minutely researched, that meets a need to document the historic importance of the traditional pottery making skills of Calabrian artisans. It is also a beautiful book rich in splendid photographs.
MONTAINEERING: CLIMBING, HISTORIC EVENTS, BIOGRAPHIES AND GUIDE BOOKS
Geographer, explorer and writer Franco Michieli with his “HUASCARÁN 1993” (published by the Cedegolo section of Club Alpino Italiano).
A different approach to mountaineering. The story of climber Battistino Bonali, who led many expeditions into the Andes. He was moved by the poverty of the Andean campesinos and placed himself and his skills at the disposal of Operation Mato Grosso to help alleviate their condition.