The Guides pratiques collection includes illustrated handbooks and guides intended to transmit practical know-how applicable in the field, on specific, limited yet varied topics. These are field tools for use in identifying plants, pests and auxiliaries or diseases, in implementing techniques, etc.
It follows on from the following collections Guide technique du forestier méditerranéen français (Cemagref) et Techniques et pratiques (Inra).
Intended for the general public, this guide provides an update on the various aspects of biological control considered from the specific viewpoint of the amateur gardener. Its aim is to give gardeners a great many practical tips to get the most out of their gardens. At the end of the book, readers will find a table listing problems and solutions, addresses (of suppliers of beneficial organisms, nesting boxes and shelters) and an index of the animals and plants mentioned.
Année de première publication : 2012 (La lutte biologique au jardin)
Insects and spidermites do significant damage to vegetable crops in all tropical regions around the world. Today, agro-ecological crop protection methods such as biological control are recommended. This work, a veritable handbook, features 22 references describing the major groups of arthropods: pests and natural enemies (predators and parasitoids). The bio-ecology of these groups and the means at our disposal to control pests are detailed along with many photographs.
This book presents the main technological characteristics of 283 tropical and 17 temperate tree species most frequently encountered in Europe together with their main uses. Timber industry operators, producers and consumers alike, are the main users. This atlas serves as an educational reference tool for teaching and training in the area of forestry and tropical timber.
Intended as a reference work for students, biologists, naturalists and above all lovers of the sea, this guide is a complete catalogue of cetaceans worldwide. The reader will find a mine of information on the lifestyle and biology of each of the 88 species listed, mainly the description, food, reproduction, longevity, observations in the field and predators. All the species have a drawing of the animal and sometimes photos.
Second volume in the Ile-de-France flora (Quae, 2011), an identification guide unique in France, that goes back to the ancient flora with a selection of over 1900 line drawings. This flora, with innovative, up-to-date dichotomous identification keys, offers an entirely refurbished iconography, status for each taxon (nativeness, rarity, vulnerability, patrimoniality, frequency, etc.) validated methodically and clearly supported taxonomic choices.It has updated the nomenclature and offers a modern, synonymous index and a biogeographical chapter with the most recent knowledge.
This book is designed for a beginner starting out and for a specialist. It is used to answer the question: "What is this shellfish called?".
Using identification keys, the reader can find the name of the creature collected, by working gradually through the special features of each shellfish.
He will be helped in his search by four hundred photographs and one hundred original diagrams. The book covers pretty shellfish (neither miniscule nor extremely rare) found along coasts in France and neighbouring countries bordering on the Channel, Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean.
This guide, illustrated by more than 1,500 underwater photographs, presents nearly 1,200 species of fish in the Indian Ocean and Red Sea. The reference work dedicated to enthusiasts of the undersea world, more especially divers, will also be of interest to a wide audience that is curious about Nature and its riches.
The Camargue is often depicted as an alluvial island clasped between the two arms of the Rhone and yet it is also a unique and very rich biological and ecological reality. The authors wish to restore as far as possible all the Camargue biodiversity. The geography, the natural environments, the flora and fauna of this region are beautifully illustrated (the work contains over 260 illustrations) and invite the reader to explore the Camargue over and beyond the clichés that has made it famous.
Predominant in the Mediterranean basin, the Aleppo Pine is also the flagship conifer species in the French Mediterranean region. This guide comprises seventeen sheets that together summarise current knowledge on the ecology, management, behaviour in a fire and the use and mobilisation of this species.
This book describes 187 species of wood in Madagascar that are or can be used for joinery, cabinet-making, timber or packaging:distribution map, botanical elements, physical and mechanical properties of the wood, natural durability, behaviour on drying and during processing and use and main uses. Audience: wood sector professionals and anyone seeking to find out more about the natural heritage of Madagascar.