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Le mal du dehors

The Evil Outside

The impact of the environment on health


R. Slama

Edition 2017

Perchlorate, nonylphenol, ultraviolet rays, ozone, DDT, climate change ... This book provides for the first time a comprehensive overview of environmental pollutants and their effects on human health. Their visible health consequences, but also the unseen ones, are presented with great clarity. By providing specific examples of how the risks posed by some of these products are managed, it highlights the very different ways in which our society deals with health threats.

Avec la soutien de la Fondation de France. Projet soutenu par la Fondation de France


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Biodégration des matériaux

Biodegradation of materials

What risks for health and the environment?


J. Guézennec

Edition 2017

Deteriorating historic monuments, collapsing bridges and metal structures, leaking liquids and toxic products, contaminated foodstuffs, etc. Who is to blame? Microorganisms. Who are they? What mechanisms do they use to achieve this damage? What are the risks, challenges and costs involved? This little book will reveal all.


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Les huîtres

Oysters

60 keys to understanding


M. Lescroart

Edition 2017

Flat or cupped, oysters are a prominent feature in French gastronomy and coastal trade. From farming methods to the various French “crus” and classifications, from its natural history to its history plain and simple, this book explores the oyster in just 60 questions. How are oysters farmed? How is the quality monitored? How do you eat them?

Between science and technique, nature and culture, there’s a wealth of information here for foodies and sea enthusiasts!


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Les virus

Viruses

Enemies or allies?


S. Biacchesi, C. Chevalier, M. Galloux, C. Langevin, R. Le Goffic, M. Brémont

Edition 2017

Flu, measles, gastro-enteritis, the list goes on. Throughout our lives, viruses regularly cross our paths. Others such as the Zika virus, H1N1 and Ebola hit the news headlines. In this book we’re given descriptions of a wide variety of viruses, how they’re transmitted and learn about the multiplication process at work. We’ll also find out why they cause illnesses and sometimes kill, how to fight them, and even how to utilise them for controlling other diseases.


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Les rivieres urbaines et leur pollution

Urban rivers and pollution


L. Lestel, C. Carré

Edition 2017

Within the span of two centuries, rivers of European cities have gone from serving as the dump site for all urban waste to being a vibrant natural environment integrated into the city. This book analyses this transformation by assessing water quality, human pressure on water courses and the effectiveness of measures taken to remedy the situation. It takes an interdisciplinary look from the perspective of the environment, technology and society to shed light on the relationship that four European cities (Berlin, Brussels, Milan and Paris) have with their rivers and their transformations since the 19th century.


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De l'œnologie à la viticulture

From winemaking to viticulture


A. Carbonneau , J. Escudier , P. Mauguin

Edition 2017

A richly illustrated book giving a complete overview of viticulture and wine: growing conditions of vines, wine components and microbiology, winemaking methods, processing and bottling of wine, the wine production sector in France, wine tasting and sensory analysis and other vine products. Special attention is paid to high-end products (Champagne, Cognac), wine and cooking, wine-producing countries, wine consumption around the world and in France and the health benefits of wine.


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Agriculture et alimentation durables

Sustainable agriculture and food

Three issues affecting the cereals sector


J. Abécassis, A. Fardet, G. Charmet , S. Bonny , F. Forget , V. Lullien-Pellerin

Edition 2017

This book explores three major issues concerning cereals for human consumption, particularly wheat: protein content, health quality of crops and grain products and nutritional value. Strategies are offered to reconcile the various quality requirements and overcome the contradictions regarding better sustainability.


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Le recyclage des résidus organiques

Recycling organic waste

A look at an agro-ecological practice


J. Paillat, S. Houot, H. Jarousseau, H. Saint-Macary

Edition 2016

The recycling of organic waste can be considered an agro-ecological practice which enhances soil fertility, reduces environmental impacts and promotes a circular economy. This book gives readers insight into the bio-geochemical processes involved in recycling organic waste and the products derived therefrom. It offers solutions for various social, economic and cultural contexts, North and South.


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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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Emergence de maladies infectieuses

Émergence of infectious diseases

Risks and challenges for society


S. Morand, M. Figuié

Edition 2016

Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), avian flu, Ebola virus or Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) are increasingly attracting the attention of scientists, risk managers, the media and the general public. Specialists analyse the ecological, social, institutional and political dynamics associated with emerging infectious diseases. They show the challenges but also the opportunities taken up by the players faced with these diseases.


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