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Geosciences



Terres singulières

Singular lands

Fifteen remarkable places across the world


M. Caroff

Edition 2017

Do singular, strange or unknown lands still exist? The American canyons, Iceland, the Apennine Mountains from behind the clouds, Nazca, the Sultanate of Oman, Santorin, Transylvania, Yellowstone and so on. This book lists a selection of international geological sites, some of them famous, others more unexpected, all surprising, which illustrate the main specialities of Earth sciences.


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Les sols. Intégrer leur multifonctionnalité pour une gestion durable

Soil

Multifunctionality at the service of sustainable management


A. Bispo, H. Soubelet, C. Guellier, C. Chenu, J. Sapijanskas, E. Martin

Edition 2016

Ranging from the establishment of indicators for urban planning to the measurement of coal stocks and including legal and economic instruments for soil protection, this book from the Gessol programme summarises the latest biotechnical and general knowledge on the subject. It underscores the importance of sustainable land management among global challenges and identifies possible levers of action.


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Petit lexique de pédologie

Glossary of soil science

New enlarged edition


D. Baize

Edition 2016

This new version of the famous Glossary of Soil Science now defines more than 1200 specific terms and gives their English equivalent. The author develops his concept of modern soil science but the work is not neutral as dictionaries tend to be. Here you will find a selection of truly useful soil science terms in French as well as many terms related to soil pollution.


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Les vegetaux, un nouveau petrole ?

Plants, a new petroleum?


J. Morot-Gaudry

Edition 2016

Coal, gas and petroleum - resources that are not inexhaustible - produce greenhouse gases responsible for global warming. Plants could be a genuine alternative to these fossil products, at least partially, for both the energy sector and for materials and other products derived from petroleum. This work takes stock of this new chemistry known as “phytochemistry” or “biosourced chemistry”.


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Les risques naturels en montagne

Natural Mountain Hazards


D. Richard, F. Naaim-Bouvet

Edition 2015

Avalanches, glacial-related hazards, floods and mudslides, slope failure and falling rock are experienced by all mountaineers. Economic development based on tourism increases exposure to hazards; the catastrophe of the Grand-Bornand campground and its 23 victims being a case in point. This reference work, targeting professionals and decision-makers, but also the general public, explains these phenomena and explores protection techniques.


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Do Soils Have Memories?

Do Soils Have Memories?

Eighty Key Questions to Understand Soils


J. Balesdent, E. Dambrine, J. Fardeau

Edition 2015

Soils are at the heart of major global issues. Nourish the planet implies keeping them fertile without exhausting them. The soils can also contribute to reducing CO2emissions by forming "carbon sinks". In addition, they are currently threatened by several major risks, mainly erosion, salinisation, loss of organic matter and pollution. Far from the current tendency to see everything in black and white, the authors of this book wished to extend elements of knowledge on soil physics, biology and ecology.


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Where the Mineral World Chooses its Colours?

Where the Mineral World Chooses its Colours?

One Hundred Keys to Understanding Rocks and Minerals


M. Caroff

Edition 2014

Rocks, minerals, crystals: three simple terms and yet they conceal a complex and mysterious reality. What is the relationship between basalt, amber and chalk? Is it true that graphite has the same composition as diamond? Could it one day be possible to extract petroleum and gas from shale without polluting? Through one hundred richly-illustrated questions, sprinkled with anecdotes, this small book sheds simple, clear and entertaining light on the formation and diversity of rocks and minerals.


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The Old River Systems of the South Brittany Continental Shelf

The Old River Systems of the South Brittany Continental Shelf


C. Augris, D. Menier, C. Briend

Edition 2014

This richly-illustrated atlas sets out and comments on the morphology, successive sedimentary deposits and recent history of old river systems of the South Brittany continental shelf through two landscape scenarios over the last few thousand years.


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Soils and their Structures

Soils and their Structures

Observations at Different Scales


D. Baize, O. Duval, G. Richard

Edition 2013

Educational summary on the soil structures and their major role in hydric, physical and biological functioning of soils. The work firstly reviews the definition of the concept of structure and the problems in quantifying it. It then summarises the laboratory methods that give access to the microscopic organisations and field methods characterising the evolution dynamics of structures, mainly based on agricultural systems.


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Rupicolous Environments

Rupicolous Environments


P. Pech

Edition 2013

Rupicolous environments include rock faces, coastal cliffs, screes, bare and stony soils of proglacial surfaces and also quarries and ore dumps. This book presents the riches of rupicolous environments, explains how they operate as ecosystems in relation with their media, explains their heritage interest as a species repository and innovation laboratory, discusses how to restore them and advocates their integrated and sustainable management.


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