WorldCat Identities

Angela, Alberto 1962-

Overview
Works: 137 works in 353 publications in 8 languages and 2,756 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Popular works  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator
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Most widely held works by Alberto Angela
The extraordinary story of human origins by Piero Angela( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How far back can you trace your family tree? Most people cannot go beyond their great-great-grandparents. The oldest written records recount only our most recent past. The farther back in time we go, the fewer the surviving traces. How can we know about the lives of our ancestors who lived 30,000 - or 300,000 - or 3 million years ago?" "In The Extraordinary Story of Human Origins, Piero and Alberto Angela address the many difficulties and challenges in assembling a truly complete picture of human evolution. In tracing our origins, different "documents" and "evidence" must be used: rock sediments, footprints, and fossils that were petrified in the folds of the earth over the course of millennia but have become the object of scientific study only in recent decades." "To piece together the intriguing puzzle of human origins it is necessary to study all clues that are made available by multidisciplinary research, including paleontology, bio-chemistry, geology, genetics, physics, and climatology. Like so many Sherlock Holmeses, researchers seek all possible clues and analyze them meticulously in hopes of being able to reconstruct the past. Just as a cigarette butt, a hair, or a button may provide the key to identifying the "culprit" in a detective story, so can the layer of a fossil, the way a rock has been chipped, or the detail of a joint offer important information on the life, appearance, and behavior of our ancestors. These pieces are few and fragmentary, ranging from the footprints left in volcanic ash 3.7 million years ago by hominids who walked exactly as we do, to a "Y" pattern on molars and mitochondrial DNA. But they all provide information on the diet, diseases, hunting techniques, and art of Australopithecus, Homo habilis, Homo erectus, the Neanderthal, and the first Homo sapiens sapiens." "Written in an accessible but authoritative style, this study includes many lively reconstructions of the everyday life of our earliest ancestors based on the most reliable data. The Extraordinary Story of Human Origins makes available to a wide audience a unique look inside the exciting world of research into the study of the beginnings of human life on earth."--Jacket
A day in the life of ancient Rome by Alberto Angela( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and Swedish and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This voyage of exploration chronicles twenty-four hours in the life of a Roman patrician, beginning at dawn on an ordinary day in the year 115 A.D., with Imperial Rome at the height of its power
The reach of Rome : a journey through the lands of the ancient empire, following a coin by Alberto Angela( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Through lively and detailed vignettes all based on historical documents and archaeological finds, [this work] travels back in time and shows us a world that was perhaps not very different from our own, and in so doing reinforces its relevance for a new generation of readers."--Front jacket flap
The extraordinary story of life on earth by Piero Angela( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written in log book format, The Extraordinary Story of Life on Earth condenses four billion years of the earth's history into a single calendar year. January 1st, then, marks the date for the beginning of life on Earth; however, until the middle of August the only living forms are unicellular organisms similar to present-day bacteria. Life begins to emerge from the oceans only at the end of November. Dinosaurs appear in early December. Homo sapiens sapiens does not come
I tre giorni di Pompei : 23-25 ottobre 79 d.C. : ora per ora, la più grande tragedia dell'antichità by Alberto Angela( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reconstructie van de ondergang van de Romeinse provinciestadjes Pompeii en Herculaneum door de uitbarsting van de Vesuvius in 79 na Christus
Sharks! : predators of the sea by Piero Angela( Book )

3 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the physical characteristics and habits of various species of sharks
Una giornata nell'antica Roma : vita quotidiana, segreti e curiosità by Alberto Angela( Book )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in Italian and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Com'era la vita quotidiana nella Roma Imperiale? Quali volti si incontravano nelle vie o sulle gradinate del Colosseo? Quali atmosfere si respiravano nelle case, nei palazzi? Alberto Angela conduce il lettore nella folla delle strade, all'interno delle case o nel Colosseo durante i combattimenti tra gladiatori. A descrizioni dettagliate di luoghi e stili di vita, si alternano infatti narrazioni in presa diretta quasi fosse una telecamera a proseguire il racconto, con il suo bagaglio di immagini, rumori, per scoprire e indagare tutte le curiosità e i piccoli grandi dettagli della vita degli antichi romani
Impero : viaggio nell'impero di Roma seguendo una moneta by Alberto Angela( Book )

18 editions published between 2010 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En suivant l'itinéraire d'une pièce de monnaie à l'effigie de l'empereur Trajan, nous sillonnons tout l'Empire romain à l'époque de son extension maximale et découvrons toutes les couches de la société au travers de ses propriétaires successifs : un véritable docufiction sur papier qui rend l'Histoire plus passionnante qu'un roman et s'est vendu à 200 000 exemplaires en Italie
Amore e sesso nell'antica Roma by Alberto Angela( Book )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La straordinaria storia dell'uomo : indizio per indizio un'investigazione sulle nostre origini by Piero Angela( Book )

12 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in Italian and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gli occhi della Gioconda : il genio di Leonardo raccontato da Monna Lisa by Alberto Angela( Book )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in Italian and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'a. lascia che sia la Gioconda a raccontare Leonardo, partendo da ogni dettaglio del quadro e ricostruendo le circostanze in cui il Vinciano lo dipinse. Si affronta anche la questione dell'identificazione della modella
La straordinaria avventura di una vita che nasce : nove mesi nel ventre materno by Piero Angela( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in Italian and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musei (e mostre) a misura d'uomo : come comunicare attraverso gli oggetti by Alberto Angela( Book )

12 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in Italian and French and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Viaggio nel cosmo : alla scoperta dei misteri dell'universo by Piero Angela( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in Italian and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

San Pietro : segreti e meraviglie in un racconto lungo duemila anni by Alberto Angela( Book )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in Italian and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Perché San Pietro è stata costruita proprio in quel punto? Quali capolavori custodisce? E quali storie e curiosità si nascondono dietro ognuno di essi? Cosa accade quando viene eletto un nuovo papa? Quali opere geniali hanno realizzato Michelangelo, Rafaello, Bernini, Giotto, Bramante, Borromini e Maderno? Quali sono i segreti della cupola? Alberto Angela ci accompagna in un affascinante viaggio per parole e immagini alla scoperta di uno dei luoghi più splendidi e significativi del mondo e della storia."--Editore
Viaggio nella Cappella Sistina by Alberto Angela( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in Italian and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La straordinaria storia della vita sulla terra : diario di un viaggio lungo quattro miliardi di anni by Piero Angela( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in Italian and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il pianeta dei dinosauri : quando i grandi rettili dominavano il mondo by Piero Angela( Book )

3 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in Italian and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ein Tag im Alten Rom : alltägliche, geheimnisvolle und verblüffende Tatsachen by Alberto Angela( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in German and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alberto Angela racconta i Bronzi di Riace : l'avventura di due eroi restituiti dal mare by Alberto Angela( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in Italian and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The extraordinary story of human origins
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A day in the life of ancient RomeThe extraordinary story of life on earthSharks! : predators of the sea
Alternative Names
Alberto Angela Italiaans paleontoloog

Alberto Angela Italian paleontologist and scientific popularizer

Alberto Angela italienischer Wissenschaftsjournalist und Sachbuchautor

Alberto Angela italský paleontolog, vědecký propagátor, spisovatel a novinář

Alberto Angela paleontologo e giornalista italiano

Alberto Angela paléontologue et vulgarisateur scientifique italien

Albertu Angela

Алберто Анджела

Альберто Анджела

Анджела, Альберто 1962-

안젤라, 알베르토 1962-

アルベルト・アンジェラ

アンジェラ, アルベルト

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