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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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Terres singulières

Singular lands

Fifteen remarkable places across the world


M. Caroff

Edition 2017

Do singular, strange or unknown lands still exist? The American canyons, Iceland, the Apennine Mountains from behind the clouds, Nazca, the Sultanate of Oman, Santorin, Transylvania, Yellowstone and so on. This book lists a selection of international geological sites, some of them famous, others more unexpected, all surprising, which illustrate the main specialities of Earth sciences.


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Entomologie médicale et vétérinaire

Medical and veterinary entomology


G. Duvallet, D. Fontenille, V. Robert

Edition 2017

In a context of general expansion of insect-borne diseases, this reference work presents an updated state of knowledge for all groups of arthropods of medical and veterinary interest. Pragmatic and operational, it describes the identification and control methods to be implemented to limit the nuisances and pathogenic effects.


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Les huîtres

Oysters

60 keys to understanding


M. Lescroart

Edition 2017

Flat or cupped, oysters are a prominent feature in French gastronomy and coastal trade. From farming methods to the various French “crus” and classifications, from its natural history to its history plain and simple, this book explores the oyster in just 60 questions. How are oysters farmed? How is the quality monitored? How do you eat them?

Between science and technique, nature and culture, there’s a wealth of information here for foodies and sea enthusiasts!


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Penser l'éventuel

Think of the possibilities

Here comes the downside of working in science


N. Bouleau

Edition 2017

Interpretations have long been removed from modern science as they were seen as beliefs. Instead, deductions and generalisations have taken their place. Yet, as in any science form, there are concerns and worries, therefore leading to interpretations. According to Nicolas Bouleau, we need to have a more interpretative approach to the context we’re living in. By expanding upon Hans Jonas’ vision and Lacan’s theses on knowledge, this essay takes another look at the environment using a full-blown scientific approach.


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Construire des politiques alimentaires urbaines

Construire des politiques alimentaires urbaines

Concepts et démarches


N. Bricas, B. Daviron, C. Soulard, C. Brand , D. Conaré , J. Debru , L. Michel

Edition 2017

Cet ouvrage décrit les cadres conceptuels existants pour une démarche d’analyse des politiques alimentaires urbaines, au croisement des concepts de système alimentaire et de ville durable. Il constitue une base de travail pour identifier des questions de recherche, en relation avec les initiatives des gouvernements locaux urbains, au Nord et au Sud.


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La pêche à pied

Fishing from the shore

History and techniques


G. Deschamps

Edition 2016

Fishing from the shore has always been part of maritime culture but the history of its practices and the evolution of its various techniques have not been widely disseminated. This book aims to remedy that deficit. The author explains how man, down through the ages, has engaged in what used to be a subsistence activity and today is a leisure sport. This journey through time shows the creative genius of man and the countless methods he has devised to exploit available resources.


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Histoire de la pêche à la ligne

History of line fishing

Through water and over time


P. Juhel

Edition 2016

This book takes us through fresh water line fishing techniques from antiquity to 1930, year marking the beginning of the new era of innovative material which gradually replaced the ancestral know-how to better adapt to the individual behavior each fish species. It brilliantly takes us on a country stroll skilfully combining ecology, biodiversity, history and literature.


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Expliquer la vie

Life explained

From the soul to the molecule


A. Pichot

Edition 2016

The author traces, step by step, the multiple paths that biology takes in this search, its avenues and dead ends, its meanderings and forked roads, its advances and setbacks. What strategies has biology developed throughout its history to explain life?

A vast compilation of ideas and texts on the history and philosophy of biology.


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Parcs naturels régionaux

Regional Nature Parks

Experimental Territories


N. Baron, R. Lajarge

Edition 2015

The work gives an overview of the network and success stories of regional nature parks as territorial instruments. It puts their innovations into perspective in terms of the crisis in the rural communities, based on promoting the natural and cultural heritage and new territorial imperatives. It offers a critical view of the future of an institutional object that has huge flexibility to adapt to the challenges of combating territorial imbalances and growing metropolisation.


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