Be informed
of the new products of the
éditions Quæ :
Validate my email

sediment



Atlas de l'archipel de Molène

Atlas of the Molène Archipelago

Geology, geomorphology and sedimentology


A. Ehrhold, B. Le Gall

Edition 2017

This atlas comprises a booklet and three themed maps (hard copy and digital on USB stick), illustrating three major intervals in the very long history of the archipelago. This covers around three hundred million years, from Paleozoic era until now. The main magmatic, tectonic and metamorphic events are described. Changes in the archipelago are also traced, as are the recent dynamics of the barrier beach and of the ocean depths.


45,00 €
> Available

Add to basket
Cartes sédimentologiques et morpho-bathymétriques de la baie de Morlaix et de sa région

Sedimentological and Morpho-Bathymetric Maps of the Bay of Morlaix and its Region


A. Ehrhold

Edition 2015

The Bay of Morlaix is one of the jewels of the Brittany coast appreciated for its biological diversity. Its special geological features are, however, far less known. Its underwater morphology is a kind of labyrinth of numerous small islands and shoals. The result is a mosaic of sedimentary provinces where currents and sediments face off at every tide.


35,00 €
> Available

Add to basket
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.


44,00 €
> Available

Add to basket
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.


20,00 €
> Available

Add to basket
Corsican Coastal Waters

Corsican Coastal Waters

Biomorphosedimentary Mapping


C. Augris, P. Clabaut

Edition 2014

This biomorphosedimentary map highlights the closes relations between the seagrass bed and the nature of the substrate, rocky or loose, the influence of hydrodynamics on sediment distribution and the morphology of seagrass beds. It covers the 1,000 kilometres of Corsican coasts, divided into 25 sheets at the original 1:20,000 scale and is accompanied by an explanatory booklet.


40,00 €
> Available

Add to basket
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.


23,50 €
> Available

Add to basket
Sedimentological Maps of South Brittany

Sedimentological Maps of South Brittany

Between Bay of Vilaine and Glénan Islands


A. Ehrhold

Edition 2014

A regional reconnaissance and surveillance programme of benthic populations of soft bottoms has been carried out in the South Brittany coastal marine area since 2003. The work has involved mapping the sedimentary nature and morphology of subtidal marine bottoms of the Vilaine, Quiberon and Concarneau bays and the Glénan Islands. The results are presented as four 1:20000 scale maps and an explanatory booklet.


40,00 €
> Available

Add to basket
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.


30,00 €
> Available

Add to basket
Morpho-sedimentary Mapping of Shallow Waters from Cap d'Antifer to Cap d'Ailly

Morpho-sedimentary Mapping of Shallow Waters from Cap d'Antifer to Cap d'Ailly

Haute-Normandie


C. Augris, P. Clabaut

Edition 2013

The coastal marine area between Cap d'Antifer and Cap d'Ailly was the subject of a geological mapping programme in 2006. The previously unpublished results are presented as six 1:20000 scale maps and an explanatory booklet. The abundantly-illustrated booklet comments on the different geological structures surveyed. The findings should be of interest to professionals, teachers, developers and policymakers.


45,00 €
> Available

Add to basket
Atlas thematique de l'environnement

Atlas thematique de l'environnement


N. Caill-Milly, C. Augris, M. de Casamajor

Edition 2009

This richly-illustrated coastal marine atlas of the Basque country and southern Landes presents the results of research into the physical and living environments, fishing resources and activities taking place there.


30,40 €
> Available

Add to basket