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Viaggio
in Gallura
Carlo Delfino
editore
VIAGGIO IN GALLURA (A journey through Gallura, with english translation)
One year of photographic survey and 25 years of ideas and itineraries are the background to Viaggio in Gallura. The brief introductions to the book and its four chapters provide a four-angle perspective to such an extraordinary land. The titles are: Man's Places; Nature's Spaces; Rocks, Sand and Sea; Talents of Gallura.
442 27x30cm pictures (almost all mine), mostly unpublished, flow through the 312 pages of the book, with some surprises: eight 4-fold giant pages with 27x120cm images, scattered like top notes highlighting the sequence of subjects. The book is currently available from main bookstores.
A review by GEO Magazine
A review by OASIS Magazine.


Photo
Diver
Ed. ESA
PHOTO DIVER
a guide for the ESA underwater photography course, a joint effort with Claudio Grazioli, a photosub instructor from Milan. It's a manual for those who want to learn underwater digital photography techniques from the long-term practical experience of the authors. It comes with the diving course kit but can be purchased separately from ESA. Edition 2009, available in English.


Storie
dal mare
Ed.
Aliberti
STORIE DAL MARE (Stories from the sea)
The book (in Italian) is a collection of "mediterranean tales" by Donatella Bianchi, presenter of the TV program Linea Blu. Love for Nature, be it sea, sky, or vulcanoes, is the thin blue line joining men and places, both protagonists in these pages. A special charm comes from the places described by my introductions to Donatella's stories. Storie dal mare is a deeply mediterranean book, dangling between earth and sky, myth and reality. Aliberti Editore 2009.


Sardegna
del
Nord
Ed.
Mondadori
SARDEGNA DEL NORD (Northern Sardinia, in Italian)
Part of the series SCOPRIRE L'ITALIA (Discover Italy), a 152 page guide on the route from Alghero to Ottiolu, with coastal and inland excursions, descriptions of all locations with accomodation and food / wine suggestions. I wrote the text and provided most of the pictures; the drawings are by Stefano Trainito . Ed.2009.


Tavolara
nature
at
work
working
in nature
Carlo Delfino
editore


TAVOLARA, nature at work... working in nature
The book aims to describe the historical and environmental assets of the Marine Protected Area of Tavolara Punta Coda Cavallo, along with the basic criteria of its management plan. With the contributions of many authors and illustrated by Egidio Trainito's beautiful images, the book analyses the various historical, naturalistic and organisational aspects of the park. Ed.2008.


Fauna
della
Sardegna
Ed. Archivio
Fotografico
Sardo
e Unione Sarda
FAUNA DELLA SARDEGNA (Sardinian Fauna)
A 16-volume series on sardinian fauna with thousands of pictures from the best sardinian photographers. I contributed 2 covers (shown here), more than 250 pictures, and the section about the monk seal.


Atlante
di Flora e Fauna
del Mediterraneo
Ed. Il Castello
GUIDA ALLA BIODIVERSITÀ DEGLI AMBIENTI SOMMERSI
(Guide to biodiversity in underwater environments)
A guide to the wonders of the Mediterranean, with simple explnations and 1200 color pictures. More than 900 different species are presented, captured in their environment, to create the most exhaustive pictorial documentation ever published on the living organisms of the Mediterranean sea. From Turkey to Spain, from the Sicilian Channel to Liguria, from the Adriatic to the Strait of Messina, the whole variety of Mediterranean life is presented, with the addition of the "new entries" from Red Sea and from the Atlantic, providing an indispensable reference tool for divers, students, and for all who love the Mediterranean.
3rd EXPANDED AND UPDATED EDITION.


Conchiglie
del Mediterraneo
Ed. Il Castello
(Seashells of the Mediterranean)
A guide to the recognition of shelled mollusks. The aim of the book is to present in a single volume, at a convenient price, the most common seashells of the Mediterranean and to provide an identification tool for the non-specialist. More than 2500 specimens are pictured, more than 630 species illustrated. The book was written in collaboration with Mauro Doneddu and is based on his private seashell collection.


Nudibranchi
del Mediterraneo
Ed. Il Castello
(Nudibranchs of the Mediterranean)
Opistobranch molluscs are a group of small organisms, often bright colored, also called sea snails. A general introduction briefly describes their biology and classification. The descriptive part contains the profile cards for 180 different species. A total of more than 300 immages provides the most complete documentation on opistobranchs of the Mediterranean. A must for mollusc fans and for all those who want to discover the beauties of the Mediterranean.


Pesci Marini
d'Europa e
del Mediterraneo
Ed. Il Castello
(Sea Fish of Europe and of the Mediterranean)
Identification guide, by Patrick Louisy. Italian Edition by Egidio Trainito. A complete guide with more than 800 color photographs and more than 1000 line-art drawings. All the sea fish of Western Europe and of the Mediterranean that can be seen on the coastal area within 50 m of depth are covered, more than 750 species in all. The guide provides a tool for the visual identification of fishes in their environment, not only for specialists but for all seafarers.


Relitti
in Sardegna
Ed. Taphros
(Ship Wrecks of Sardinia)
The book is about the story and the present state of modern ship wrecks sunk in the Sardinian sea. Inspired by the previous book "Tragedies of War and Peace", it offers new images and informations, but primarily the description of new wrecks: 29 are described in full detail, whereas summaries are provided for as many as 65 wrecks. The history of each ship was patiently assembled after long investigations, by examining official documents of the Marina Militare Italiana, of Harbour Offices, of the London Public Record Office and collecting the declarations of tens of eyewitnesses. The underwater images are the result of hundreds of immersions, and they provide a documentation of the state of the wrecks, but also of their gradual deterioration.


Mare
del Sinis
Ed. AMP Sinis
Isola di
Mal di Ventre
(The Sea of the Sinis - available in english)
A guide for discovering the wonders of the Sinis: dives, snorkeling routes, wrecks, environments, rocks, plants and animals in a sea full of natural attractions. The book is largely based on (and a result of) the project "Mapping, assessment, monitoring and documentation of underwater resources for their protection and touristic promotion within the Area Marina Protetta Penisola del Sinis Isola di Mal di Ventre". 14 dives and 7 snorkeling excursions are described in detail.


Sardegna
Guida alle
Immersioni
Ed. White Star
Seas of the World
Guida breve
ai mari del mondo
Ed. ESA
Tragedie di
guerra e di pace
40 relitti
nel mare della
Sardegna
Ed. Taphros
Sardegna
Emozioni dal cielo
Ed. White Star
L'ambiente
marino della
Sardegna - Vol I
Ed. Il Maestrale
Arlecchini
Mediterranei
Guida ai molluschi
opistobranchi del
Mediterraneo
Ed. Taphros
Mediterranean
Harlequins
Ed. Taphros
Guida ai relitti
del Mediterraneo
Ed. White Star
Le migliori
immersioni
del mondo
Ed. White Star
Relitti
Le migliori
immersioni
del mondo
Ed. White Star
Un mare di vita
Tre anni per
l'ambiente
Ed. Taphros e
Ministero per
l'ambiente
Quaderno di
Agenda 21
Ed. Formez
Lo stagno di
Salone
Ed. Taphros
Leader II in
Sardegna
Esperienze ed
immagini di
sviluppo locale
Ed. Formez
Il Cercatore
di Esche
Ed. Calderini
Il Sole 24 ore
Perchè Palau
Ed. Taphros
Coste e Mari
d'Italia
Ed. Airone e Fabbri
Sardegna
Isola delle isole
Ed. Portoria
Monti Zoppu
Natura e storia
in Costa Smeralda
Ed. Taphros
Naturalmente
Gallura
Consorzio
Stazzi di Gallura
Ed. Taphros
Quaderni del
Medio Campidano
1 Il cervo sardo
Quaderni del
Medio Campidano
2 La campagna
Quaderni del
Medio Campidano
3 La Giara
Quaderni del
Medio Campidano
4 Il mare
Quaderni del
Medio Campidano
5 La montagna
Quaderni del
Medio Campidano
6 La costa
Quaderni del
Medio Campidano
7 Rocce
miniere
minerali
Quaderni del
Medio Campidano
8 Guida
Flora
Fauna
© Egidio Trainito