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Emergence of infectious diseases

Emergence of infectious diseases

Risks and issues for societies


S. Morand, M. Figuié, F. Keck , C. Gilbert , N. Brender , F. Roger , P. Zylberman

Edition 2018

Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), avian flu, Ebola virus and Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) are increasingly attracting the attention of scientists, risk managers, the media and the general public. Specialists analyse the ecological, social, institutional and political dynamics associated with emerging infectious diseases. They discuss the challenges as well as the opportunities taken up by the stakeholders who must tackle these diseases.


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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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La photosynthèse

Photosynthesis

Physical, molecular and physiological processes


J. Morot-Gaudry, J. Farineau

Edition 2018

Photosynthesis is a complex phenomenon, involving both physical and biochemical mechanisms. This book sets out the two major phases in the process - luminous and metabolic. A glimpse of exchanges between plants and atmosphere also helps in understanding the role played by environmental factors in photosynthesis. This new edition takes stock of the latest scientific advances in this area.

 

Educational, very well illustrated and with an all-important index, this book is targeting university students, anyone sitting the Capes and teacher recruitment examinations and teachers in agriculture, pharmacy and biology.


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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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Fascinantes araignées

Fascinating spiders


C. Rollard, P. Blanchot, C. Villani, E. Villemin

Edition 2017

For all Nature-lovers, this book takes us on a journey through a silky universe populated by creatures of unsuspected diversity in terms of their appearance, their hunting techniques, their childcare and their capacity to produce the silk so coveted by biotechnologists. Ensuring ecological balance as formidable predators, spiders form an essential link in the food chain. And are they truly dangerous for us humans? Taking an approach that is at one and the same time both scientific and artistic, this finely illustrated work comes up with some beautiful portraits of spiders.


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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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Les tortues marines

Sea Turtles

70 clés pour comprendre


J. Bourjea, H. Sauvignet, S. Ciccione

Edition 2017

Marine turtles, these emblematic and mysterious reptiles. What is known about them? How many species are there around the world? How do they live? How do they reproduce? Why do they come back to lay their eggs on the very beach where they were born? How do they manage to get back there?

Through 100 richly illustrated questions, interspersed with a variety of historical and literary anecdotes, this guidebook invites you to learn a little more about the mysterious lives of these tireless wanderers!


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Les plantes

Plants

70 keys to understanding plants


F. Couplan

Edition 2017

Why does a plant root grow downwards and the stem upwards? How can sap rise to the top of a tree? Is the daisy a flower? Can you make clothes with plants? Why do we no longer eat wild plants? Is global warming going to make plants disappear? This book proposes seventy questions through which we can rediscover plants with delight.


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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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