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PAC et mondialisation

PAC et mondialisation

Une politique européenne encore commune ?


J. Séronie

Edition 2018

Cet essai propose un décryptage sans tabou de la PAC et des principaux dossiers sur la table des négociations (risques, revenu, innovation, environnement…). Pour éclairer les enjeux de la nouvelle réforme en négociation pour 2020, l’auteur analyse la position de la France et trace quelques pistes d’évolution en s’appuyant sur sa profonde connaissance du fonctionnement des exploitations agricoles comme des différentes instances agricoles.


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Les antibiotiques, c'est la panique !

Les antibiotiques, c'est la panique !

Les solutions pour lutter contre la résistance des bactéries…


É. Ruppé, J. Acar

Edition 2018

Serions-nous entrés dans une nouvelle ère « post-antibiotiques » dans laquelle les infections bactériennes pourraient tuer de nouveau ? Dans ce livre résolument optimiste, le Dr Étienne Ruppé explique au grand public l’histoire de ces médicaments, la résistance aux antibiotiques et les moyens actuels et futurs pour la combattre.


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Déchets : changez-vous les idées !

Déchets : changez-vous les idées !

Comment réduire et valoriser nos déchets au quotidien


C. Duquennoi, I. Bellin , P. Deixonne

Edition 2018

Que vous soyez fervent militant du zéro déchet, adepte des magasins en vrac, de l’autopartage… ou bien que vous doutiez de l’impact de vos actions individuelles à l’échelle de la planète, ce livre est fait pour vous. Vous allez découvrir l’envers du décor et les solutions qui s’offrent à nous, citoyens éclairés, pour produire moins de déchets, mieux les trier et changer notre façon de consommer !


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Gestion durable de l'eau urbaine

Sustainable urban water management

France-Brazil observations and discussions


B. Barraqué

Edition 2018

How do we face up to the issue of sustainable water management in major cities, be they in developed or emerging countries? This book compares situations in Brazil and France in considering the institutional, historical, economic and social aspects of water management.


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L'histoire de l'Inra, entre science et politique

The history of INRA – science and politics


E. Valceschini, P. Cornu, O. Maeght-Bournay

Edition 2018

Set up during the food crisis in the aftermath of the Second World War, France's National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) was founded on the notion that public scientific research into the management of life in all its multifarious forms would be of major importance for rebuilding France’s position in the world. This book, based on original documentation and testimonies of the main protagonists, explores the 70 years of the institute’s life, focusing on the interactions between science and politics.


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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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Le temps des robots est-il venu ?

Has the time of the robots come?

Discover how they’re already transforming our daily lives


J. Braly , J. Ganascia

Edition 2017

“A robot in every home”. That is what Bill Gates is predicting for the not-too-distant future! But where exactly do they come from, these robots which are increasingly beginning to play a role in our daily lives? Housework, transport, leisure, care ... which areas have already become the robots’ domain? Do they perform better than humans? Employment, security, human relations ...: might they just turn out to be dangerous? And looking into the future, just how far will they go? All questions for which this book has answers, based on interviews with renowned roboticists and computer scientists ...


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Les perturbateurs endocriniens

Endocrine disruptors

How do they affect our health on a daily basis?


D. Caro , R. Slama , M. Cymes

Edition 2017

Endocrine disruptors are found everywhere in your environment: how can they be identified on your plate, in your bathroom, in your house or at your place of work? How can you get a “fair” and “reasonable” idea of the potential repercussions these mysterious pollutants could have on your everyday life? A journalist doctor and an environmental and health researcher supply the keys to achieve this and offer practical and simple advice on how to protect yourself.


Consult Michel Cymes' foreword


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Une troisième voie entre l’État et le marché

A third way between the State and the market

Discussion with Elinor Ostrom


M. Antona, F. Bousquet

Edition 2017

Following the trip to France by the 2009 Nobel Prizewinner in Economic Sciences, Elinor Ostrom, the authors of this work set out her teaching based on her direct interactions with the public. It is an entire critique of conventional economic theories that is expressed and a renewal of social sciences thinking that is taking place. Elinor Ostrom developed an alternative path to the State and the market in her work and experiences; this targeted desirable trajectories for the social and ecological systems.


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And if we were to eat locally?

And if we were to eat locally?

What are short food supply chains going to change in my everyday life


P. Philipon, Y. Chiffoleau, F. Wallet, N. Hulot

Edition 2017

For the past fifteen years or so, the “short supply chains” in marketing food products are reappearing extensively in France. Helped by food crises, today's consumers want to know where their food comes from and how it has been produced. The book answers clearly practical questions raised - where can I find these products? Are they more expensive, do they taste better? What is the difference between an AMAP (association supporting small farming) and a farm shop? What is the environmental impact? Eat locally: ultimately, is this or is this not a “good idea”?

 

Consult Nicolas Hulot's foreword


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