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Vivons la ville autrement

Vivons la ville autrement

Des villes durables où il fait bon vivre au quotidien


M. Musy, L. Estival, P. Picq

Edition 2017

Les villes du futur ressembleront-elles au paradis sur Terre, assurant bien-être et santé à tous les citadins ? La question peut surprendre. Pourtant de Zurich à Tokyo, en passant par Nantes ou Lyon, chercheurs, entreprises et simples citoyens travaillent main dans la main pour inventer les métropoles du futur où il fait bon vivre… Grâce au concours d’une douzaine d’experts, cet ouvrage – ni écolo béat ni techniciste aveugle – explore les mutations en cours en pointant les avancées comme les limites.

 

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Un défi pour la planète

A challenge for the planet

Discover how they’re already transforming our daily lives


P. Caron, J. Châtaigner

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.


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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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Les vegetaux, un nouveau petrole ?

Plants, a new petroleum?


J. Morot-Gaudry

Edition 2016

Coal, gas and petroleum - resources that are not inexhaustible - produce greenhouse gases responsible for global warming. Plants could be a genuine alternative to these fossil products, at least partially, for both the energy sector and for materials and other products derived from petroleum. This work takes stock of this new chemistry known as “phytochemistry” or “biosourced chemistry”.


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Energy, Driving Progress?

Energy, Driving Progress?

120 Keys to Understanding the Energies


P. Mathis

Edition 2014

Energy is complicated! This involves specialists and politicians! This book is going to show us the contrary. Why? Because we are all drawn to wonder about energy: Will this century be the golden age of gas? Waste, a new green petroleum? Why is there less tax on diesel than on petrol? Whether we are simple citizens, a regional community or a company, the answers in this book will help us to see more clearly.


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The War of Watts

The War of Watts

Energy Transitions and Prospects


J. Lhomme

Edition 2014

What is the future of shale gas and oil? What can we expect from nuclear or wind energy? Why must photovoltaic solar energy change course? How can we improve the efficiency of our homes? Are wood and geothermal really lasting solutions? Which industry model to exist sustainably? Are large-scale hydraulics and coal monoliths that cannot be overlooked? Is the transition to "green" energy a pipe dream? This book goes beyond heated discussions to lift the veil on the day-to-day routine of the European electric grid and its new resource capabilities.


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Where the Mineral World Chooses its Colours?

Where the Mineral World Chooses its Colours?

One Hundred Keys to Understanding Rocks and Minerals


M. Caroff

Edition 2014

Rocks, minerals, crystals: three simple terms and yet they conceal a complex and mysterious reality. What is the relationship between basalt, amber and chalk? Is it true that graphite has the same composition as diamond? Could it one day be possible to extract petroleum and gas from shale without polluting? Through one hundred richly-illustrated questions, sprinkled with anecdotes, this small book sheds simple, clear and entertaining light on the formation and diversity of rocks and minerals.


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When the City Devours the Forest

When the City Devours the Forest

The Challenges of Energy Wood in Central Africa


D. Louppe, J. Marien, É. Dubiez, A. Larzillière

Edition 2013

Africais facing two major challenges linked to its soaring population: how to supply food in increasingly abundant quantities and how to provide populations with the energy they need to cook food? This book presents the results of the Makala project "Managing the energy wood resource sustainably in Central Africa" carried out in the Republic of Congo and in the Democratic Republic of Congo. It shows an energy wood consumption status of large cities and the Kinshasa supply basin. It suggests essential tools for managing the wood resource properly along with management models for this resource and reviews the prospects for the future.


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Biomass, Energy of the Future?

Biomass, Energy of the Future?


P. Mathis, H. Bichat

Edition 2013

Fruit of the photosynthesis of plants, the biomass is an essential resource for humans, supplying them with food, energy and materials. With its three sources (forest, crops and waste), the energy-biomass is restricted by the production capacity of soils and its competition with its other uses. Could it therefore contribute to the growing energy needs of humanity and to the energy transition that must take place to reduce our oil and gas consumption substantially?


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Energies

Energies

Understanding the issues


P. Mathis

Edition 2011

Media and politicians alike are spending more and more time on debating energy issues. Affecting a wide variety of fields (climate change, "end of oil", transport, carbon tax, wind turbines, everyday life, nuclear energy, etc.), these questions are asked of all of us everywhere in the world. With a totally unbiased mind, the author enlightens the reader on the present and future of energies, in an increasingly restrictive social and environmental context. For anyone looking for information on these issues.


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