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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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Mémento de planctonologie marine

Notebook on marine planktonology


J. d'Elbée

Edition 2016

This work, unrivalled in the French-language, provides readers with an overview of the entire marine plankton ecosystem. It explains how the pelagic environment works, the methods used to study plankton, its biology, the biodiversity and ecology of plankton and addresses how human activity is interfering with marine plankton. Physical, chemical and biological processes are explained with concrete examples supported by figures. The book’s many original illustrations facilitate comprehension.


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cap sur le grand continent blanc

Course for the Large White Continent


J. Sylvestre, S. Mahuzier

Edition 2016

This book invites us on a voyage of discovery to the North of Antarctica, from Tierra del Fuego to the Peninsula. The authors immerse us in this fabulous southern universe: its geological evolution, its climate, its plant and animal species perfectly adapted to the extreme climatic conditions and also its fragility and what is being done to protect it. Course for the Southern Ocean!


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Marine Birds

Marine Birds

Between Sky and Sea


F. Genevois, C. Barbraud

Edition 2015

An invitation to journey through the world of marine birds which have colonised all the oceans of the globe, from tropical waters to the polar seas. The restrictions of the marine environment have forced them to adapt in remarkable fashion from a morphological, physiological and behavioural perspective. They hold numerous records within the winged fraternity (never-ending journeys, abyssal dives or spectacular migrations) and bear witness to the disruptions affecting the marine ecosystems.


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Curious Anatomy of Freak Waves

Curious Anatomy of Freak Waves


M. Olagnon, J. Kerr

Edition 2015

Without waves and ripples, lakes, seas and oceans would scarcely be more attractive than simple swimming pools. Sometimes their swells become monstrous, ferocious, killer: freakish. How are these ogres of freak waves born, how do they live and die? Do they come out of nowhere? Can ships confront them? Here are a few thoughts on rare events, anecdotes and scientific explanations within everyone's reach, livened up with photos and watercolours.

 

This book is also available in english at Bloomsbury Publishing -  www.bloomsbury.com


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The Ocean under High Surveillance

The Ocean under High Surveillance

Environmental and Health Quality


M. Marchand

Edition 2013

Monitoring the quality of the marine environment started just one century ago, to control the bacterial health of shellfish consumed live. Chemical quality was added in the 1970s. An observation network for toxic phytoplankton and associated toxins was set up ten years later. This system measures the state and evolution of environmental and health quality of coastal waters at the beginning of the 21st century.


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History of the Compass

History of the Compass

The Adventure of the Magnetised Needle


P. Juhel

Edition 2013

The magnetised needle revolutionised physics. And the history of the compass is also its history. Generations of scholars have cosseted this small object in an attempt to unlock the mysteries of the Earth's magnetism and resolve the problem of longitude.


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Searching for Vanished Oceans in the French Mountains

Searching for Vanished Oceans in the French Mountains

Alps, Massif Central, Armorican Massif, Pyrenees, Corsica


C. Laverne, C. Nicollet

Edition 2012

How can the presence of rocks from the oceanic crust in the French mountains be explained? How can we decode their long history from their birth within the oceans, their burial in the depths and then their rise to the surface? This work will serve as a geological guide for anyone wishing to explore these rocks on the ground.


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Le golfe du lion

Le golfe du lion

An Environment Observatory in the Mediterranean


B. Picon, A. Monaco, W. Ludwig, M. Provansal

Edition 2009
This book takes stock of the multidisciplinary knowledge acquired of the land-sea system of the Gulf of Lion, a key zone in the Mediterranean. It provides an overview of its vulnerability in the face of climate and manmade change.
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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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