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Comprendre l'agriculture familiale

Comprendre l'agriculture familiale

Diagnosing production systems


I. Touzard, N. Ferraton

Edition 2009

This book covers the diagnosis of production systems in developing countries. It suggests an approach and tools that serve to describe farmers' choices and practices in terms of production, processing and marketing.


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Les amphibiens de france

Amphibians of France

Guide to identifying eggs and larvae


C. Miaud, J. Muratet

Edition 2018

This guide assists in identifying laying patterns, larvae and tadpoles of amphibians in metropolitan France. It is based on simple morphological criteria that can be used in the field. It is designed for naturalists and any professional likely to be involved in taking inventories or monitoring populations of amphibians.

 

Année de première publication : 2004


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Les sciences face aux créationnismes

Science Up Against Creationisms

Re-explaining the methodological contract


G. Lecointre

Edition 2018

The author examines the strategies of pseudo-scientific arguments, from negationist creationisms to philosophical creationisms which call on the scientific community to participate in a "quest for meaning". Through the theory of evolution and its appropriation by the public, the book raises the issue of scientificity criteria.


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Do Birds Have Flair?

Do Birds Have Flair?

160 Keys to Understanding Birds


L. Chazel, M. Chazel

Edition 2013

This book traces the history of birds right back to their reptilian origins. It underlines their homogeneity - flight, beak, skeleton and feathers are a bird's reference points - without losing sight of their diversity. Morphological and biological diversity (reproduction especially), but also adaptative. How do they withstand the cold and the predators, how do flightless birds run, how do you fly when you are a vulture? This book explores the intimacy of birds whose habits awaken the curiosity - the Grey Cuckoo, certain species of pigeon or the Hamerkop. It also discusses the relationship between humans and birds.


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Alimentation des bovins, ovins et caprins

Alimentation des bovins, ovins et caprins

Besoins des animaux – Valeurs des aliments - Tables inra 2010. édition remaniée


J. Agabriel

Edition 2010

"Feed management" requires a clear understanding of the chemical composition, the nutritional value of fodder and the raw materials. This work therefore provides full tables of the value of feeds intended for ruminants.


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Homme et animal, la question des

Homme et animal, la question des


V. Camos, F. Cézilly, P. Guenancia, J. Sylvestre

Edition 2009

This collection includes texts of a speculative and highly empirical nature concerning the question of the radical singularity of man or the limits between man and animals.


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Standardising in the name of sustainable development

Standardising in the name of sustainable development


P. Alphandéry, M. Djama, A. Fortier, È. Fouilleux

Edition 2012

In the current context of neoliberal globalisation and the questions raised over its negative effects, the aim of this book is to show through miscellaneous case studies that the standardisation systems are not only new forms of regulation, institutions and social practices, but that in reality they refer to eminently political issues and to the building of a specific balance of power between players.


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Les marées vertes

Green tides

Forty keys to understanding plants


A. Ménesguen

Edition 2018

What do the Brittany beaches, the Venice lagoon and the Qingdao Chinese coast have in common? All three made the headlines due to the impressive “green tides” caused by the summer accumulation of macroalgae. What is causing this sudden disruption? And is there a solution? This little book responds without being complacent or alarmist, well away from debates that all too often hide reality.


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Mycorrhizae

Mycorrhizae

Boom in the New Green Revolution


J. Fortin, C. Plenchette, Y. Piché

Edition 2016

Mycorrhizae are formed by microscopic fungi which work wonders in horticulture by working in symbiosis with plant roots. The scientific and practical interest of these symbioses for all plants has been demonstrated clearly in horticulture, agriculture, forestry and the environment. This new edition aims to make people understand the biology of mycorrhizae and how to take advantage of them in a great many aspects of plant cultivation and protection whilst maintaining natural balances.


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Science et territoires de l'ignorance

Science and territories of ignorance


M. Girel

Edition 2017

Ignorance can go beyond lack of wisdom or being deprived of knowledge which others have access to: it can be overcome, but it can also be produced. What are the varieties and modes of ignorance, and why is it so essential to take these into account when debating environmental and health issues? This book covers the various forms and the dynamics of ignorance, the return to vogue of controversy and the influence of what are known as conspiracy theories. The author sets out his analysis using many widely-debated examples, such as endocrine disruptors, toxicity of chlorine, smoking, etc.


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