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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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Étonnants envahisseurs

Astonishing invaders

These species from elsewhere


V. Albouy

Edition 2017

Asian hornet, slipper limpet, zebra mussel, Colorado beetle, Dutch elm disease, Siberian chipmunk, Japanese knotweed, rose-ringed parakeet, primrose willow, African sacred ibis, coypu, etc. What are these exotic invasive species? How did they arrive among us and what happens when they are here? Do we know whether these invasive species can also constitute resources for other species and even be beneficial to human activities? In the style of a captivating survey using many examples, this book provides access to all the scientific explanations on these invasion phenomena.


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L'eau en péril ?

Water at Risk?

A resource to constantly be preserved


V. Andréassian, D. Lefèvre

Edition 2016

Without water there would be no life on Earth. However, between excess and shortage, droughts and floods, against a backdrop of climate change, the water issue has become a major challenge for the 20th century. Can we continue to consume water at this pace? Will we have to reduce our daily water consumption to preserve this precious resource? How will we manage the risks associated with water and the conflicts they may cause. In a style as clear as spring water, this work gives us the essentials needed to better harness this vital resource.


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Climats

Climats

Passé, présent et futur


M. Mélières, C. Maréchal

Edition 2015

Comprendre les climats passés pour appréhender le changement climatique en cours : telle est l'originalité de ce livre ambitieux. Le texte est une synthèse à jour des principales connaissances sur l’évolution actuelle du climat et des enjeux qui se dessinent.


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Les risques naturels en montagne

Natural Mountain Hazards


D. Richard, F. Naaim-Bouvet

Edition 2015

Avalanches, glacial-related hazards, floods and mudslides, slope failure and falling rock are experienced by all mountaineers. Economic development based on tourism increases exposure to hazards; the catastrophe of the Grand-Bornand campground and its 23 victims being a case in point. This reference work, targeting professionals and decision-makers, but also the general public, explains these phenomena and explores protection techniques.


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Do Soils Have Memories?

Do Soils Have Memories?

Eighty Key Questions to Understand Soils


J. Balesdent, E. Dambrine, J. Fardeau

Edition 2015

Soils are at the heart of major global issues. Nourish the planet implies keeping them fertile without exhausting them. The soils can also contribute to reducing CO2emissions by forming "carbon sinks". In addition, they are currently threatened by several major risks, mainly erosion, salinisation, loss of organic matter and pollution. Far from the current tendency to see everything in black and white, the authors of this book wished to extend elements of knowledge on soil physics, biology and ecology.


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Mobilité humaine et environnement

Human Mobility and Environment

Global to Local


C. Cournil, C. Vlassopoulos

Edition 2015

Climate and environmental change are today generating human migratory flows, creating real challenges for international governance. Based on recent events, this book offers a representative panorama of different types of movements occurring already in the developing countries as well as in the so-called developed countries. It discusses the potential of public policies and legal instruments used and wonders about the realities of these environmental migrations.


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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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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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Long-term Environmental Observation

Long-term Environmental Observation

Example of the Orgeval Watershed


C. Loumagne, G. Tallec

Edition 2013

The Orgeval watershed occupies a 104 km2 triangle located 70 km to the east of Paris and is part of a network of national and international observatories. Thanks to the measures implemented in the last 50 years (1962-2012), the watershed has given us a better understanding of water and pollutant transfers and the condition and availability of water resources, in turn making it possible to prevent extreme risks, one of the many challenges of sustainable development.


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