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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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Les végétaux

Plants

Evolution, Development and Reproduction


L. Suty

Edition 2014

This book is a highly-condensed work full of illustrations depicting the majority of fundamental notions about plant physiology. It retraces the broad outlines of the evolution of plants before addressing various aspects of the descriptive plant biology, from the plant cell to the architecture of flowering plants and from photosynthesis to plant reproduction


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Evolution, a Hot Issue?

Evolution, a Hot Issue?


G. Lecointre

Edition 2014

The mechanisms of evolution are reviewed by a great museum specialist to explain simply the organisation of the living, the individual and also society as it currently stands. The latest scientific discoveries and concrete examples illustrate the comments. 


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Are Snakes Afraid of Crocodiles?

Are Snakes Afraid of Crocodiles?

120 Keys to Understanding Reptiles


L. Chazel, M. Chazel

Edition 2014

This work presents reptiles in their diversity and also their customs. It evokes a few stars flirting with the margins of myth like the giant anacondas or Gustave the terrifying crocodile from East Africa. 120 questions to abandon our preconceived ideas about reptiles and raise our awareness to their preservation.


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Critical Modelling

Critical Modelling


N. Bouleau

Edition 2014

Is the place of modelling nowadays in the sciences and even more in techniques wrongfully assumed? Do mathematics, the basis for the models developed by engineers, guarantee a useful and beneficial representation of reality? What savings can supposedly be made by modelling? And what decisions?
These are just a few of the questions on modelling addressed by this work on its cognitive nature and its social issues.


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Man as Co-author of Evolution

Man as Co-author of Evolution


P. de Puytorac

Edition 2014

The book emphasises the evolution of communication systems and the construction-deconstruction phenomena. It is also a summary of cultural and technical characteristics that have gradually made man the author of his own evolution towards another species, a post-human, by altering the ages-old natural rules of speciation. It is shown how evolution has produced a human brain capable of an increasing number of technological innovations whereby man can control reproduction, is capable of modifying the genomes, of increasing his understanding of how the brain functions, of acting on ageing and also of "anthropising" nature by altering it.


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La classification phylogénétique du vivant

La classification phylogénétique du vivant

Tome 2


H. Le Guyader, G. Lecointre

Edition 2013

La classification moderne, dite phylogénétique, est fondée sur la recherche de parentés entre espèces. Ce second volumecomporte les plantes à fleurs et cinq grands groupes d’animaux, à savoir les oiseaux, les hexapodes, les squamates, les cnidaires et les poissons téléostéens. Leur présence dans ce tome 2 tient compte des bouleversements récents de la classification. Ainsi, les angiospermes, qui occupent une place mineure dans le tome 1, sont ici largement développées. 


Diffusion/Distribution libraires exclusive : Belin Diffusion


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Can Man Adapt to Himself?

Can Man Adapt to Himself?


G. Boeuf, J. Toussaint, B. Swynghedauw

Edition 2012

This work is a compilation of the most recent scientific thinking. It attempts to assess whether man can still adapt to the consequences of his own action on the environment and moderate his thirst for "always more".Eminent researchers present results that are sometimes alarming, often puzzling and occasionally reassuring. The work addresses in succession the biological abilities of the human species to adapt and their limits, the consequences of our activity on the environment and the margins for manoeuvre available to us. It develops premises for solutions and the scientific, ethical and philosophical interrogations they generate.

 


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Le feu des abysses

Le feu des abysses


R. Hekinian, N. Binard

Edition 2008

This geology text book shows how observations of the seabed can help us understand our planet's origins and how it has evolved. Over 110 photographs, most of them previously unpublished, provide an illustration.


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La biodiversite au quotidien

La biodiversite au quotidien

Sustainable Development in the Light of Reality


C. Lévêque

Edition 2008

The dominant opinion as regards biodiversity almost exclusively concerns the erosion of species and of ecosystems. The author puts a stop to these preconceptions by taking a critical and novel look at the many faces of biodiversity.


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