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Vivons la ville autrement

Vivons la ville autrement

Des villes durables où il fait bon vivre au quotidien


M. Musy, L. Estival, P. Picq

Edition 2017

Les villes du futur ressembleront-elles au paradis sur Terre, assurant bien-être et santé à tous les citadins ? La question peut surprendre. Pourtant de Zurich à Tokyo, en passant par Nantes ou Lyon, chercheurs, entreprises et simples citoyens travaillent main dans la main pour inventer les métropoles du futur où il fait bon vivre… Grâce au concours d’une douzaine d’experts, cet ouvrage – ni écolo béat ni techniciste aveugle – explore les mutations en cours en pointant les avancées comme les limites.

 

Consulter la préface de Pascal Picq

 


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Un ocean de promesses

A challenge for the planet

Discover how they’re already transforming our daily lives


P. Goulletquer, A. Joseph, P. Poupon

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.

 

Consult Philippe Poupon 's foreword


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Can man accept his limitations?

Can man accept his limitations?


G. Boeuf, J. Toussaint, B. Swynghedauw, S. Royal

Edition 2017

The effects of climate change are juxtaposed with the direct damage to the environment, for all living species. Are we going to be able to react in time? In the continuity of the work "Can man adapt to himself?", the most renowned French scientific experts give their opinions on our adaptation capacities and limitations in relation to current and future global changes. Among the main resistance factors, biological factors are considered in the same light as demographic, economic, social and psychological conditions. The positioning of the human species in its ecosystems is the question raised.


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Le recyclage des résidus organiques

Recycling organic waste

A look at an agro-ecological practice


J. Paillat, S. Houot, H. Jarousseau, H. Saint-Macary

Edition 2016

The recycling of organic waste can be considered an agro-ecological practice which enhances soil fertility, reduces environmental impacts and promotes a circular economy. This book gives readers insight into the bio-geochemical processes involved in recycling organic waste and the products derived therefrom. It offers solutions for various social, economic and cultural contexts, North and South.


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Recyclage de déchets organiques en agriculture

Recycling of organic waste in agriculture

Agronomic and environmental effects of spreading waste


S. Houot, M. Pons, M. Pradel , A. Tibi

Edition 2016

This work presents an overview of resources and the use of fertilisers derived from waste in France, and provides key insights into how they can replace mineral fertilisers. It focuses on the agronomic, environmental and socio-economic impact of waste expansion and highlights how difficult it is to quantitatively assess the advantages and disadvantages of using these materials.


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Waste, From The Big Bang To The Present day

Waste, From The Big Bang To The Present day


C. Duquennoi

Edition 2015

Whether one speaks of hazardous waste, cross-border traffic or the need to sort and recycle, waste is part of everyday life. But do we know what waste really is? Are we aware that even the stars produce waste? That life is impossible without waste? From a scientific point of view, waste is matter. Like all matter, it has the full range of potential, threats as well as opportunities; it can be poison or the source of life. This book tells the amazing story of waste through time; of that produced by the stars to the waste of our civilisation.


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Un demi-siecle d'environnement entre science, politique et prospective

Half a Century of Environment Between Science, Politics and Society

In Honour of Jacques Theys


V. Piveteau, R. Barré, T. Lavoux

Edition 2015

It is now nearly half a century since the environment emerged as a scientific, political and societal issue. This works aims to understand its progress and failures and outline a few perspectives... Jacques Theys has held a "spanner of borders" place between science and politics since the 1970s. It is an unrivalled look, through the multiplicity of analyses gathered, on the changes in environmental policies, their relationship to science, information or democracy, the place of forecasting as "intelligence of time" or the future of sustainable development that is proposed here.


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A Clean Sea - Mission Impossible?

A Clean Sea - Mission Impossible?

Seventy Keys to Understanding Waste at Sea


F. Galgani, I. Poitou, L. Colasse

Edition 2013

A large proportion of waste is found in the oceans, at huge depths for anything that flows and on the bank for anything that floats. Some is even called "mermaid's tears"! This book will enlighten the general public on the substances entering the sea, their nature, their breakdown into micro-particles and their impacts on the fauna and the coastal activities. It will provide information on their effects on the environment, health, fishing and navigation, amongst other things.


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Biomass, Energy of the Future?

Biomass, Energy of the Future?


P. Mathis, H. Bichat

Edition 2013

Fruit of the photosynthesis of plants, the biomass is an essential resource for humans, supplying them with food, energy and materials. With its three sources (forest, crops and waste), the energy-biomass is restricted by the production capacity of soils and its competition with its other uses. Could it therefore contribute to the growing energy needs of humanity and to the energy transition that must take place to reduce our oil and gas consumption substantially?


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What Can Be Done With Household Waste?

What Can Be Done With Household Waste?


A. Le Bozec, S. Barles, N. Buclet, G. Keck

Edition 2012

How will waste management be organised in the years to come?What are the conflicts between the population and the decision makers? What are the decisive economic factors? What progress has been made in terms of health? The authors of this book answer questions from decision makers on household waste management. They present the historic, sociological, economic and health components that go hand in hand with territorial waste management and the use of technologies in France.


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