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Architecture des plantes et production vegetale

Architecture des plantes et production végétale

Les apports de la modélisation mathématique


M. Jaeger, P. De Reffye, D. Barthélémy, F. Houllier, F. Varenne

Edition 2018

Comment modéliser la production végétale en utilisant les concepts de l’architecture des plantes ? Rédigé par des botanistes, des agronomes, des mathématiciens et des informaticiens, cet ouvrage considère l’architecture d’une plante comme le résultat de la dynamique de ses organes, en lien avec la particularité du modèle architectural propre à son espèce. Il rend compte des principaux fondements de la modélisation des plantes et décrit les principales applications de cette démarche.


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Pollinisation

Pollinisation

Le génie de la nature


V. Albouy

Edition 2018

La nature, dans sa foisonnante biodiversité, s’est plu à multiplier les stratégies et les mécanismes de pollinisation comme les espèces pollinisatrices.Mais que savons-nous de ce mécanisme si particulier de la reproduction des plantes à fleur ? Quels sont les enjeux de la reproduction des plantes cultivées sur les cinq continents ?… Ces questions brûlantes sont abordées sans parti-pris et sans éluder les défis qui attendent l’humanité face à une possible crise de pollinisation.


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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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Évaluer et renforcer les capacités d’adaptation des agriculteurs familiaux

Assess and build up the capacities for adaptation of family farms

The forest populations of eastern Madagascar faced with conservation measures


A. Toillier

Edition 2018

The search for the “sound framework” to reconcile development of family farms and conservation of tropical forests in a context of extreme poverty is still a topical issue. This work shows how assessing the ability of farmers to adapt to the constraints of conservation can identify the various players, activities and territories to be taken into account to design an integrated and sustainable arrangement for agri-forest spaces.


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Le manioc, entre culture alimentaire et filière agro-industrielle

Cassava, from food crop to agribusiness


P. Vernier, B. N’Zué, N. Zakhia-Rozis

Edition 2018

The cassava-processing industry plays a key role in food safety and in the economies in the Global South, mainly in rural areas but increasingly in cities too. Climate change is expected to play an even greater role in world agriculture. This book brings together all of the available knowledge on cassava and highlights the agronomic and commercial issues surrounding this crop. It presents an overview of cassava production worldwide, covering all of the various aspects of the plant (botany, genetics), as well as its main forms of cultivation, its diseases and pests. It describes how to use, consume and process cassava.


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Mémento de l'assainissement

Sanitation handbook

Implementing a full, sustainable and appropriate sanitation service


J. Gabert

Edition 2018

This Handbook is a methodological and practical guide for putting liquid sanitation services into operation in the Southern countries. It covers the entire wastewater and sludge collection and treatment chain in rural, semi-urban and urban contexts.


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Tropical timber atlas

Tropical timber atlas

Technological characteristics and uses


J. Gérard, D. Guibal, S. Paradis, J. Cerre

Edition 2017

This atlas presents technical information for professionals who process and use temperate or tropical timber. It combines the main technical characteristics of 283 tropical species and 17 species from temperate regions most commonly used in Europe with their primary uses.


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L'étonnante intelligence des oiseaux

The amazing intelligence of birds


M. Legrand, N. Emery

Edition 2017

Who are the untold geniuses of the avian world, what is it that makes them so clever and what exactly do we mean by “intelligence”?

A fascinating and superbly illustrated exploration of birds’ intelligence, in all its forms: spatial and relational memory, ability to use tools, recognition of self and companions, etc.

This exploration reveals how modern science explodes the myth of our feathered friends’ “bird brains” and reveals a different take on the concept of intelligence.


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Grenouilles, crapauds et Cie

Frogs, Toads & Co.

Tell me all about Anura ...


F. Serre Collet, M. Giraud

Edition 2017

This book presents the 27 species and hybrids of frogs, toads, tree frogs, etc. resident in France, giving an insight into their biology and their curious habits in over 300 magnificent photos taken in their natural environment. Discover the outstanding morphology and behavioural techniques which these amphibians use to eat, breathe, move, hide, help their offspring or optimize their chances of survival. Follow the various phases of their love lives, an astonishing saga that is at once both hilarious and tragic.

Through her patient observations, the author shares with us the unusual beauty of these creatures which represent symbols and beliefs.


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Un défi pour la planète

A challenge for the planet

Discover how they’re already transforming our daily lives


P. Caron, J. Châtaigner

Edition 2017

“Transforming lives while preserving the planet” is the aim of the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs), the global framework for action adopted by all UN member states in September 2015. A critical analysis of each of these objectives, their interactions as well as the contradictions inherent in them.


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