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Der Dominoeffekt oder die unsichtbaren F├Ąden der Natur

During the Frankfurt Book Fair 2018, the Jugendliteraturpreis was awarded. The book " Der Dominoeffekt, oder die unsichtbaren Fäden der Natur" by Gianumberto Accinelli, illustrated by Serena Viola and masterfully translated by Ulrike Schimming was awarded the coveted literary prize for the section Sachbuch (Non-Fiction).

 

The reason for the award is as follows:

In 18 chapters, Gianumberto AccineLli describes the sometimes devastating consequences of human intervention in the sensitive balance of nature. The chain reactions in the ecosystem are illustrated using partly dramatic, partly curious examples.

 

With his case studies from different continents, Accinelli urgently calls for the respectful use of natural resources and attentiveness towards all living beings.

 

The complex ecological connections are described in a fluid narrative tone, the division into short sections with subheadings contributes to the comprehensibility of the presentation. The knowledgeable translation by Ulrike Schimming also does justice to this extraordinary "literary non-fiction book" in the German edition. The artistically sophisticated illustrations by Serena Viola comment imaginatively on the text and lend it an idiosyncratic lightness. Drawings of "threads" run through the entire book from the introduction to the final chapter and symbolically make it clear that everything is always connected to everything.

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