Publications of the Park
To protect the Sila National Park’s nature and territory, one of the best strategies is to spread knowledge. In this perspective we maintain a vast series of publications, in continuous expansion, that cover the many different aspects of our protected area. Flora, fauna, but also landscapes, history, culture and, why not, food and wine traditions are among the covered topics.
Various authors who treat, in a harmonious way, different contents: it is a meticulous cultural compendium that concerns nature, history and culture, undeniable patrimony of the territory of the National Park of Sila.
It is the account of a wildlife research project implemented in the park, which had a happy outcome, of considerable scientific and environmental interest: it tells of the first objective verification of the presence of the otter in the park.
Prof. Cosco presents the processing of pitch bruzia both in its historical and anthropological aspects.
The author highlights the importance of the environment preservation and the fundamental role of the Park Institute in the reconstitution of the wood and its essences - fir, beech, pine - and in the harmonic relationship and interaction between man and nature. It is a text of knowledge and diffusion, for a full enjoyment of the Park natural heritage.
Historical - Artistic Guide aiming at the appreciation, enhancement and promotion of the elements of the historical - artistic patrimony of the individual municipalities of the Park.
The book introduces the visitor to the knowledge of the plants in Sila and their main characteristics with one hundred botanical cards.
It is a volume full of color photos that depict the spontaneous orchids of the Sila. Of each species is given the scientific name, the Italian one and a detailed morphological and ecological description. About 40 entities and even the rarest orchids are illustrated.
It is an accurate and rich work on the species of mushrooms present in the Park territory, with tabs on the mushrooms morphology, information on the legislation about this subject, notes and curiosities on the poisonous mushrooms, mycological cards and information on mushrooms and feeding.
In this book you can find some of the most significant works of naturalistic engineering usable in valuable areas, such as in the Park, and highlighted is the attention to be placed in the design and execution of these works.
It is the volume in which Prof. Cosco illustrates the phenomenon of Monasticism in the Park territory, starting from spiritual values to the territory development among Basilian, Benedictines, Cistercians and Florets.
The book, edited by Prof. Giancarlo Principato, illustrates the characteristics of the reservoirs that have been realized since the ‘20s in the area of the Sila National Park and that represent a hydroelectric pole among the most important in Italy as well as an excellence at a touristic and environmental level. The Author, after having recalled the phases that led to the realization of the hydroelectric plants in Sila, passes to the accurate description of the individual hydroelectric systems, illustrating the technical characteristics of the dams, the relative reservoirs and the production plants. The descriptions of the works are accompanied by photographic illustrations of the current state and, where it was possible, even by historical photos concerning the stages of realization.