For the lovers of fossils, science and history a book not to miss is ‘The Invention of Nature. The adventures of Alexander von Humboldt. The Lost Hero of Science’, a biography by Andrea Wulf.
An amazing and engaging book that gives you an insight in the adventurous life of the famous scientist who invented how we see nature today. He was also one of the first to note the impact of human activity on the climate, late 18th century, during his expedition across the Americas. While reading you learn about his experiments, his exploration of jungles, mountains and volcanos of South America, the steppes of Russia, and his impact on the intellectual and cultural climate in Europe and beyond. He was a great source of inspiration for Charles Darwin, Goethe and many others.
This book received several well-known awards, amongst others the Science Book Prize 2016- Insight Investment of the Royal Society.
The Italian translation is available by the end of March 2017, may be a nice read for your Easter holidays. Information in Italian: https://www.luissuniversitypress.it/pubblicazioni/linvenzione-della-natura
No time to read? For a quick catch up on Alexander von Humboldt see this TED ed video.