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Agriculture and crop production



L'histoire de l'Inra, entre science et politique

The history of INRA – science and politics


E. Valceschini, P. Cornu, O. Maeght-Bournay

Edition 2018

Set up during the food crisis in the aftermath of the Second World War, France's National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) was founded on the notion that public scientific research into the management of life in all its multifarious forms would be of major importance for rebuilding France’s position in the world. This book, based on original documentation and testimonies of the main protagonists, explores the 70 years of the institute’s life, focusing on the interactions between science and politics.


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La photosynthèse

La photosynthèse

Processus physiques, moléculaires et physiologiques


J. Morot-Gaudry, J. Farineau

Edition 2018

Phénomène complexe, la photosynthèse implique des mécanismes à la fois physiques et biochimiques. Ce livre présente les deux grandes phases du processus, lumineuse et métabolique. Un aperçu des échanges entre plantes et atmosphère permet également d’appréhender le rôle des facteurs de l’environnement sur l’activité photosynthétique. Cette nouvelle édition fait état des dernières avancées scientifiques dans le domaine.

Pédagogique, largement illustré et muni d’un index indispensable, cet ouvrage s’adresse aux étudiants des universités, candidats aux concours du Capes et de l’agrégation, enseignants en agronomie, pharmacie et biologie.


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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 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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Les sols et la vie souterraine

Soils and underground life

Major agro-ecological challenges


J. Briat, D. Job

Edition 2017

Soil composition, functioning and health are influenced by the physical and chemical properties of soils, interactions between plants, soil-dwelling micro-organisms and fauna. This work presents recent advances in this knowledge to support and encourage the development of agro-ecological practices.


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La dépendance alimentaire de l’Afrique du Nord et du Moyen-Orient à l’horizon 2050

Food dependency in North Africa and soon, the Middle East 2050


B. Schmitt, C. Le Mouël

Edition 2017

North Africa and the Middle East are marked by their growing dependency on agricultural imports. This dependency is said to rise globally and reach extreme levels, particularly under increased climate change. This publication examines the future of the agricultural and food systems in these regions circa 2050, using various scenarios arising out of demand for food supply.


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De l'œnologie à la viticulture

From winemaking to viticulture


A. Carbonneau , J. Escudier , P. Mauguin

Edition 2017

A richly illustrated book giving a complete overview of viticulture and wine: growing conditions of vines, wine components and microbiology, winemaking methods, processing and bottling of wine, the wine production sector in France, wine tasting and sensory analysis and other vine products. Special attention is paid to high-end products (Champagne, Cognac), wine and cooking, wine-producing countries, wine consumption around the world and in France and the health benefits of wine.


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Agricultural and food processing

Agricultural and food processing

Between ecology and capitalism


B. Daviron, G. Allaire

Edition 2017

This work provides a synthesis of recent research on the evolution of agriculture and food in a capitalist system. It is based on approaches not well-known in France such as international political economy and ecological economy.

It studies agricultural processing in terms of ecology, history and geopolitics and traces specific aspects of agriculture and food in the 21st century. Lastly, it proposes theoretical approaches with a view to renewing the agricultural economy.


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Les pratiques agricoles a la loupe

An up-close look at agricultural practices

Towards multi-performance agriculture


C. Huyghe, B. Coudurier, J. Boiffin, J. Peyraud, F. Jeuland, N. Urruty, H. Guyomard

Edition 2017

This book analyses the impact that agricultural practices have on the productive, economic, environmental and social performance of metropolitan agriculture in France. It addresses a variety of topics such as tilling techniques, fertilisation, plant protection and animal health, plant and animal breeding, animal husbandry and the selection of agricultural equipment; an up-close look at over 200 agricultural practices divided into 15 categories.


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Agriculture et alimentation durables

Sustainable agriculture and food

Three issues affecting the cereals sector


J. Abécassis, A. Fardet, G. Charmet , S. Bonny , F. Forget , V. Lullien-Pellerin

Edition 2017

This book explores three major issues concerning cereals for human consumption, particularly wheat: protein content, health quality of crops and grain products and nutritional value. Strategies are offered to reconcile the various quality requirements and overcome the contradictions regarding better sustainability.


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