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La biodiversité : avec ou sans l’homme ?

Biodiversity: with or without man?

Reflections of an ecologist on protecting nature in France.


C. Lévêque

Edition 2017

Contrary to certain perceived ideas, man has not destroyed the biological diversity in Metropolitan France but has transformed and enriched it. Deforestation, agriculture, developments of water courses and wetlands and introductions of species have created artificial environments, managed for our varied uses. Up to what point can we control the dynamics of this nature, subject to a variety of constraints such as new agricultural practices, urbanisation and global warming? Is not the biodiversity governed as much by the expectation of citizens as by scientific ecology?


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Des insectes en ville

Insects in town


V. Albouy

Edition 2017

This work sends you on a very lively exploration of a broad variety of insects and other small creatures like spiders and centipedes living at your side in towns. A combination of science and naturalist or historical anecdotes, it takes you deep into this small world, from gardens and wastelands to our living quarters. As both a common natural heritage to be saved and a nuisance they can sometimes be unbearable, you will never be indifferent to urban insects again!


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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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Mémento du forestier tropical

Mémento du forestier tropical


D. Louppe, Ouvrage collectif, G. Mille

Edition 2015

Après un état des lieux des écosystèmes forestiers tropicaux et de l’environnement institutionnel, ce Mémento aborde les questions et les concepts incontournables pour s’orienter vers une gestion durable des forêts, face aux menaces actuelles et futures. Il détaille l’ensemble des principes, méthodes, outils et préconise de bonnes pratiques de gestion forestière.


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Where is the Biodiversity Hidden in Towns?

Where is the Biodiversity Hidden in Towns?

90 Keys to Understanding Nature in Towns


P. Clergeau, N. Machon

Edition 2014

90 questions and answers to understand the problems relating to the presence of Nature in an urban environment. The amenity areas in towns offer citizens many benefits and some animals new refuges. But how does this urbanisation assume that plants and animals - and man - can adapt to deal with certain invasions?


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A Green Town

A Green Town

The Role of Plants in Towns


M. Musy

Edition 2014

This book offers a multi-disciplinary, systemic state of the art on the influence of urban plants on seven sustainable development challenges: microclimatology, controlling energy, hydrology, ambiences, air quality, carbon footprint and biodiversity. Each challenge is assessed based on experimental and digital techniques applied and the outcome of various planting arrangements found in towns.


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Does Gardening Follow Fashion?

Does Gardening Follow Fashion?

Ninety Keys to Understanding Gardens


Y. Allain

Edition 2013

Through botanical, biological, ecological, sociological, scientific history and technical elements, this work offers an initiation into the art of gardening in both its cultural and practical dimensions. The reader is able to understand the various objectives and appearances of gardens through the centuries and civilisations, the origin and function of plants welcomed in them and the impact of human interventions, without forgetting the good practices of the gardener.


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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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Calanques National Park

Calanques National Park

Regional Construction, Cooperation and Uses


V. Deldrève, P. Deboudt

Edition 2012

The Calanques National Park has been a project since the 1970s, but has now become official by decree in April 2012. It is the first second-generation national park (law of 2006).Given that it is coastal and located at the gates to Marseille, a city with a population of two million, its creation has crystallised crucial ecological and social issues. How can we define its borders at the scale of "natural" urban areas involved? How can we protect the biodiversity whilst preserving the cultural heritage? This book retraces the construction of the project by focusing on the consultation period involving all the stakeholders (economists, politicians, residents, users, etc.).


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The France of  Wastelands

The France of Wastelands

From rural to feral


A. Schnitzler, J. Génot

Edition 2012

Whilst a dominant viewpoint, widely taken up by managers of natural environments, and historical reasons (wasteland was in days gone by the result of neglect due to war, epidemics, major social crises and so on) have given feral nature - totally left to its own devices - a negative connotation, this book champions the naturalness, denounces nature management policies and makes a case for enclosed spaces and "natural" forests.


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