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Les maladies emergentes

Emerging diseases

Zika AIDS, Chikungunya ... Understanding these infections and everyday prevention


J. Braly , Y. Yazdanpanah, Y. Lévy

Edition 2016

Zika, A/H1N1 influenza, Chikungunya, SARS, Ebola ... We are being hit hard by the emergence or reemergence of a great many infectious diseases. What is the cause of this phenomenon? Could our modern lifestyle have something to do with it? In the light of the major epidemics that humanity has faced to date, what should we be preparing for in the future? What weapons do we have to protect ourselves? What is research doing?

This book provides clear answers to many very specific questions, validated by renowned infectious disease specialists and written in an accessible style.


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Décider de ne pas décider

Deciding not to decide

What makes it so difficult?


M. Claessens

Edition 2016

More and more frequently, in politics and in science and technology, we no longer take decisions or there are no decisions to take. Nuclear energy, climate change, GMOs... all areas where we fail to take decisions and where sometimes they can no longer be taken.

Several types of non-decisions are presented in this small book. In some cases they are a way (often trivial) of actually taking a decision. In others they are the result of mechanisms in which new globalised technologies play an essential role and ensure their deployment at all levels of society.


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Remarkable Floods in France

Remarkable Floods in France

2011 Inventory for the Floods Directive


M. Lang, D. Cœur

Edition 2014

This book summarises remarkable floods listed in France in 2011 to make the application of the European Floods Directive. It offers information on about 175 floods and covers more than two hundred years, from 1770 to 2011, with over half the events since 1980. It thus supplements the previous national summary by Champion (1858-1864).


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Ecological Engineering

Ecological Engineering

Action by and/or for the Living?


F. Rey, F. Gosselin, A. Doré

Edition 2014

Ecological engineering surging in popularity and is sparking increasing interest in terrestrial and aquatic environment management. Irstea scientists joined by ten researchers and practicians from other institutes have been wondering about the definition of ecological engineering envisaged as a design and action domain where mobilisation of the living is essential in order to restore, conserve or manage natural environments or those impacted by human activities.


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The Aleppo Pine in France

The Aleppo Pine in France

Seventeen Sheets to Understand and Manage


B. Prévosto

Edition 2013

Predominant in the Mediterranean basin, the Aleppo Pine is also the flagship conifer species in the French Mediterranean region. This guide comprises seventeen sheets that together summarise current knowledge on the ecology, management, behaviour in a fire and the use and mobilisation of this species.


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Spillways on River Dykes

Spillways on River Dykes


G. Degoutte

Edition 2012

A complete overview of the engineered structures built on dykes known as spillways: presentation of different types of spillway and their function in flood management.

This guide addresses the various types of engineered structures on river dykes, their functional aspects, the hydraulics, the river morphology, the civil engineering and flood management.


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Natural Risk Management

Natural Risk Management

Lessons from Cyclone Xynthia


S. Hallegatte, V. Przyluski

Edition 2012

The risk management policy introduced since Cyclone Xynthia in February 2010 has highlighted the need to re-think French risk management policy and its climate change adaptation plan.This collective work analyses the recent natural disasters, especially Xynthia, and makes a few suggestions for an integrated risk management policy.


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Forêts de protection contre les aléas naturels

Forêts de protection contre les aléas naturels

Diagnoses and Strategies


J. Ladier, A. Hurand, F. Berger, G. Calès, S. Simon-Teissier, F. Rey

Edition 2009

The advanced age of the forests that serve to protect against natural hazards suggests that they may become unstable in the near future. This illustrated guide should help forest managers renew the plant cover in these forests at a reasonable cost.


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La foret face aux tempetes

La foret face aux tempetes


Y. Birot, I. Bonhême, G. Landmann

Edition 2009

Why are forest ecosystems so vulnerable to storms? Why do such events occur? How can we reduce their effects? This book gives the scientific community's answers to those questions.


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Et si le littoral allait jusqu'à la mer !

Et si le littoral allait jusqu'à la mer !

Coastal Policies under the 5th Republic in France


A. Merckelbagh

Edition 2009

A vulnerable and constantly changing area where intensive human activity takes place, the coast must be treated with care. The author analyses public coastal policies taking account of all the dimensions and all the challenges raised by this issue.


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