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Natural landscapes and environment



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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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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Services écosystémiques et protection des sols

Ecosystem services and soil protection

Legal analyses and agricultural clarifications


C. Hermon

Edition 2018

Based on analyses by agricultural and legal experts, this work offers food for thought on using the law to include the notion of ecosystem service in soil protection. It has been written as part of the research programme “Soil cultivation, ecosystem services and compensation. Agricultural and legal aspects” within the Institute of legal studies on town planning, construction and environment.


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Guide de gestion des dunes et des plages associées

Guide to managing dunes and associated beaches


L. Gouguet

Edition 2018

This practical guide benefits from the experience of several authors and experts in managing coastal dune environments and in preventing natural risks. It presents useful tools in resolving problems of daily dune management.


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Les marées vertes

Green tides

Forty keys to understanding plants


A. Ménesguen

Edition 2018

What do the Brittany beaches, the Venice lagoon and the Qingdao Chinese coast have in common? All three made the headlines due to the impressive “green tides” caused by the summer accumulation of macroalgae. What is causing this sudden disruption? And is there a solution? This little book responds without being complacent or alarmist, well away from debates that all too often hide reality.


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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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Paroles de chercheurs

The talk of scientists

Environment and interdisciplinarity


É. Brun , J. Ponge , J. Lefeuvre

Edition 2017

The mode of operation of institutional research plays a decisive role. We must still think a demand of research in tune with what scientists are expecting, particularly in the evaluation and exploitation of their results. The book gives a large part to the talk of scientists, which we gathered and analysed. It opens the way to better understand the conditions under which interdisciplinary research in environment (climate, biodiversity, energy, pollution ...) can succeed. It also demonstrates that there can be no success of an interdisciplinary project without compatibility and complementarity of the postures of the actors involved. It interests the scientists involved in interdisciplinary projects, who will find material to put into perspective their activity, research managers, territorial managers, politicians, NGOs, students, young researchers, who will discover testimonies of precursors impassioned by the interdisciplinary adventure.


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Démanteler les barrages pour restaurer les cours d'eau

Dismantling dams to restore watercourses

Controversies and conceptions


R. Barraud, M. Germaine

Edition 2017

This book provides an in-depth analysis of the environmental controversy surrounding the dismantling of weirs and dams, which seeks to restore water quality and aquatic environments. It examines the matter from the point of view of the human and social sciences, in particular that of environmental geography.


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Vivons la ville autrement

A new way to inhabit our cities

Sustainable cities that are great places to live


M. Musy, L. Estival, P. Picq

Edition 2017

Will cities of the future seem like Paradise on Earth, ensuring well-being and good health for all city dwellers? It may sound like a surprising question. And yet from Zurich to Tokyo, via Nantes or Lyon, researchers, businesses and ordinary citizens are working together to invent metropolises of the future that will be great places to live... With the help of around a dozen experts, this book – which takes neither a rashly ecological nor a blindly technical standpoint – explores current changes by pointing out advances as well as limitations.


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