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Le mal du dehors

Le mal du dehors

L'influence de l'environnement sur la santé


R. Slama

Edition 2017

Perchlorate, nonylphénol, rayons ultraviolets, ozone, DDT, changement climatique… Ce livre propose pour la première fois un point complet sur les polluants environnementaux et leurs effets sur la santé humaine. Les conséquences sanitaires visibles, mais aussi les conséquences silencieuses, sont présentées avec clarté. En fournissant des exemples précis sur la façon dont les risques posés par certains de ces produits sont gérés, il met en lumière la grande hétérogénéité des réactions de notre société face aux menaces sanitaires.

Avec la soutien de la Fondation de France. Projet soutenu par la Fondation de France

Un ocean de promesses

Un océan de promesses

Cette mer qui nous nourrit, nous soigne, nous donne l’énergie... au quotidien


P. Goulletquer, A. Joseph, P. Poupon

Edition 2017

Les océans, qui occupent près de 70 % de la surface du globe, recèlent des trésors incommensurables. Dès lors, pourquoi laisser ce potentiel extraordinaire inexploité ? Déjà, d’imposantes machines sont installées au large pour capturer l’énergie de la mer, des robots commencent à explorer les fonds sous-marins, des groupes pharmaceutiques fabriquent des cosmétiques à base d’extraits marins… La mer, qui faisait trembler les marins et rêver les poètes, fait maintenant courir les industriels en mal d’une ressource gigantesque.


Consult Philippe Poupon 's foreword


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En finir avec les idées reçues sur la vulgarisation scientifique

Enough said about the perceived ideas on scientific extension


N. Beck , M. Vidard

Edition 2017

Researchers often have perceived ideas on scientific culture, which is apparently not especially useful and wastes their time. But what if the opposite was true? The author suggests that scientists familiarise themselves with the scientific extension concepts and tools to avoid envisaging their research further without discussion moments with society.


Consult Mathieu Vidard's foreword


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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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La biodiversité : avec ou sans l’homme ?

Biodiversity: with or without man?

Reflections of an ecologist on protecting nature in France.


C. Lévêque

Edition 2017

Contrary to certain perceived ideas, man has not destroyed the biological diversity in Metropolitan France but has transformed and enriched it. Deforestation, agriculture, developments of water courses and wetlands and introductions of species have created artificial environments, managed for our varied uses. Up to what point can we control the dynamics of this nature, subject to a variety of constraints such as new agricultural practices, urbanisation and global warming? Is not the biodiversity governed as much by the expectation of citizens as by scientific ecology?


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Living territories to transform the world

Living territories to transform the world


P. Caron, E. Valette, T. Wassenaar, G. d’Eeckenbrugge, V. Papazian

Edition 2017

What resources underpin the development of a territory? What does territorial management of resources mean? What specific characteristics and opportunities does territorial organization offer for agricultural production, regulation of sectors, and services? How are territorial public policies conceived and applied? What methods and tools can be used for territorial development? This book presents a wide range of studies illustrating how actors, scales and scopes of intervention interact in the development of rural spaces in countries of the Global South.


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Can man accept his limitations?

Can man accept his limitations?


G. Boeuf, J. Toussaint, B. Swynghedauw, S. Royal

Edition 2017

The effects of climate change are juxtaposed with the direct damage to the environment, for all living species. Are we going to be able to react in time? In the continuity of the work "Can man adapt to himself?", the most renowned French scientific experts give their opinions on our adaptation capacities and limitations in relation to current and future global changes. Among the main resistance factors, biological factors are considered in the same light as demographic, economic, social and psychological conditions. The positioning of the human species in its ecosystems is the question raised.


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Et si on mangeait local ?

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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Des insectes en ville

Insects in town


V. Albouy

Edition 2017

This work sends you on a very lively exploration of a broad variety of insects and other small creatures like spiders and centipedes living at your side in towns. A combination of science and naturalist or historical anecdotes, it takes you deep into this small world, from gardens and wastelands to our living quarters. As both a common natural heritage to be saved and a nuisance they can sometimes be unbearable, you will never be indifferent to urban insects again!


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