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Eutrophication

Eutrophication

Appearances, causes, consequences and predictability


Y. Souchon, C. Gascuel, F. Moatar, A. Ménesguen, G. Pinay, M. Le Moal, A. Levain , C. Etrillard, A. Pannard , P. Souchu

Edition 2018

Eutrophication affects many lakes, reservoirs, rivers and coastal areas in France and throughout the world. It has a major disruptive effect on aquatic ecosystems and an impact on assets and associated services, human health and economic activities. This book sets out the available scientific knowledge on this phenomenon. It identifies existing levers for action and the national and international provisions introduced to monitor and combat eutrophication.


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Déchets : changez-vous les idées !

Déchets : changez-vous les idées !

Comment réduire et valoriser nos déchets au quotidien


C. Duquennoi, I. Bellin , P. Deixonne

Edition 2018

Que vous soyez fervent militant du zéro déchet, adepte des magasins en vrac, de l’autopartage… ou bien que vous doutiez de l’impact de vos actions individuelles à l’échelle de la planète, ce livre est fait pour vous. Vous allez découvrir l’envers du décor et les solutions qui s’offrent à nous, citoyens éclairés, pour produire moins de déchets, mieux les trier et changer notre façon de consommer !


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Que serions-nous sans eux ?

Que serions-nous sans eux ?

Les microbes de notre quotidien


M. Naïtali

Edition 2018

Bactéries, virus, levures, champignons et autres microorganismes… Souvent indispensables, parfois indésirables, les microbes nous entourent et nous habitent. Sans que nous le sachions toujours, notre cohabitation avec eux s’illustre à travers notre quotidien, de la confection de nos aliments jusqu’à la médecine légale. Cet ouvrage fait découvrir au grand public les 1001 fonctions des microbes.


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Paroles de chercheurs

The talk of scientists

Environment and interdisciplinarity


É. Brun , J. Ponge , J. Lefeuvre

Edition 2018

The mode of operation of institutional research plays a decisive role. We must still think a demand of research in tune with what scientists are expecting, particularly in the evaluation and exploitation of their results. The book gives a large part to the talk of scientists, which we gathered and analysed. It opens the way to better understand the conditions under which interdisciplinary research in environment (climate, biodiversity, energy, pollution ...) can succeed. It also demonstrates that there can be no success of an interdisciplinary project without compatibility and complementarity of the postures of the actors involved. It interests the scientists involved in interdisciplinary projects, who will find material to put into perspective their activity, research managers, territorial managers, politicians, NGOs, students, young researchers, who will discover testimonies of precursors impassioned by the interdisciplinary adventure.


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Les amphibiens de france

Amphibians of France

Guide to identifying eggs and larvae


C. Miaud, J. Muratet

Edition 2018

This guide assists in identifying laying patterns, larvae and tadpoles of amphibians in metropolitan France. It is based on simple morphological criteria that can be used in the field. It is designed for naturalists and any professional likely to be involved in taking inventories or monitoring populations of amphibians.

 

Année de première publication : 2004


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Évaluer et renforcer les capacités d’adaptation des agriculteurs familiaux

Assess and build up the capacities for adaptation of family farms

The forest populations of eastern Madagascar faced with conservation measures


A. Toillier

Edition 2018

The search for the “sound framework” to reconcile development of family farms and conservation of tropical forests in a context of extreme poverty is still a topical issue. This work shows how assessing the ability of farmers to adapt to the constraints of conservation can identify the various players, activities and territories to be taken into account to design an integrated and sustainable arrangement for agri-forest spaces.


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Services écosystémiques et protection des sols

Ecosystem services and soil protection

Legal analyses and agricultural clarifications


C. Hermon

Edition 2018

Based on analyses by agricultural and legal experts, this work offers food for thought on using the law to include the notion of ecosystem service in soil protection. It has been written as part of the research programme “Soil cultivation, ecosystem services and compensation. Agricultural and legal aspects” within the Institute of legal studies on town planning, construction and environment.


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Science et territoires de l'ignorance

Science and territories of ignorance


M. Girel

Edition 2017

Ignorance can go beyond lack of wisdom or being deprived of knowledge which others have access to: it can be overcome, but it can also be produced. What are the varieties and modes of ignorance, and why is it so essential to take these into account when debating environmental and health issues? This book covers the various forms and the dynamics of ignorance, the return to vogue of controversy and the influence of what are known as conspiracy theories. The author sets out his analysis using many widely-debated examples, such as endocrine disruptors, toxicity of chlorine, smoking, etc.


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Vivons la ville autrement

A new way to inhabit our cities

Sustainable cities that are great places to live


M. Musy, L. Estival, P. Picq

Edition 2017

Will cities of the future seem like Paradise on Earth, ensuring well-being and good health for all city dwellers? It may sound like a surprising question. And yet from Zurich to Tokyo, via Nantes or Lyon, researchers, businesses and ordinary citizens are working together to invent metropolises of the future that will be great places to live... With the help of around a dozen experts, this book – which takes neither a rashly ecological nor a blindly technical standpoint – explores current changes by pointing out advances as well as limitations.


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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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