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Can man accept his limitations?

Can man accept his limitations?


G. Boeuf, J. Toussaint, B. Swynghedauw, S. Royal

Edition 2017

The effects of climate change are juxtaposed with the direct damage to the environment, for all living species. Are we going to be able to react in time? In the continuity of the work "Can man adapt to himself?", the most renowned French scientific experts give their opinions on our adaptation capacities and limitations in relation to current and future global changes. Among the main resistance factors, biological factors are considered in the same light as demographic, economic, social and psychological conditions. The positioning of the human species in its ecosystems is the question raised.


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Agriculture et gaz a effet de serre

Agriculture and Greenhouse Gases

Ten Actions to Reduce Emissions


S. Pellerin, L. Bamière, L. Pardon

Edition 2015

Agriculture in France accounts for approximately 20% of all greenhouse gas emissions. This book suggests ten actions or agricultural practices to reduce them without substantial change to production systems nor a significant reduction in production. An estimated mitigation potential for each one in tonnes CO2 equivalent avoided and the associated costs or savings in euros are given for 2030.


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Changement climatique et agricultures du monde

Climate Change and Global Agricultures


E. Torquebiau

Edition 2015

How can food security be addressed whilst adapting to and mitigating climate change? What are the main threats weighing on southern agricultures? How do southern farmers respond to these threats? What does agronomic research propose? Which paths have yet to be explored?

This work answers these questions with a summary of some twenty research programmes conducted in miscellaneous countries and which relate to the entire planet.


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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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Brief History of the Air

Brief History of the Air


C. Simonnet

Edition 2014

Air may well be what we breathe and gives us life, but it is also a category of thought, views, science and art. As such, it is the subject of representation, knowledge and experience. Air has inspired mythologies, religions, has found philosophies, has engendered sciences (chemistry, medicine) and inspired artists; it has lent itself to being conquered, has been domesticated, tampered with and even poisoned.


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A Green Town

A Green Town

The Role of Plants in Towns


M. Musy

Edition 2014

This book offers a multi-disciplinary, systemic state of the art on the influence of urban plants on seven sustainable development challenges: microclimatology, controlling energy, hydrology, ambiences, air quality, carbon footprint and biodiversity. Each challenge is assessed based on experimental and digital techniques applied and the outcome of various planting arrangements found in towns.


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Family and World Agricultures to Come

Family and World Agricultures to Come


J. Sourisseau

Edition 2014

This is a most welcome book this year - 2014 - declared the International Year of Family Farming by the United Nations. It reviews the most used approaches to analyse and understand family farming that is at the heart of world agricultures. It is vital to define family farming clearly to encompass better the challenges and place it in a more global context, so that its contribution to development that is both sustainable and fairer can be judged. This form of production is thus at the heart of debates on agricultural development.


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Adapting to Climate Change

Adapting to Climate Change

Agriculture, Ecosystems and Territories


J. Soussana

Edition 2013

Research into adapting to climate change is an emerging theme. How can we protect the biodiversity and ecosystems? How can we increase food production whilst limiting greenhouse gas emissions? How can we survive in traditional societies? What does the future hold for agriculture, forestry and fishing? What will become of our territories? This book is written by a community of scientific experts and offers a first summary of research into this field.


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Tropical Perennial Crops

Tropical Perennial Crops

The Economic and Ecological Challenges of Diversification


F. Ruf, G. Schroth

Edition 2013

After a monoculture phase, it is becoming an unavoidable necessity to diversify perennial crops (cocoa, rubber, palm or coconut oil) in humid tropical areas. Why and when should these diversification processes take place? What type of planter is involved? What are the constraints to diversification? How do public policies and private actions interfere? The authors answer these questions through fifteen case studies, mainly located in Africa and South-East Asia, thereby providing a better understanding of the economies of family plantations and their recent changes.


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Cultivating Biodiversity to Transform Agriculture

Cultivating Biodiversity to Transform Agriculture


E. Hainzelin

Edition 2013

How can cultivated plant biodiversity contribute to the transformation and the "ecologisation" of agriculture in Southern countries? Based on extensive field work in the Southern countries, a great deal of scientific progress is presented in all areas affecting agriculture (agronomy, plant breeding and crop protection, cultivation systems, etc.) in order to intensify the ecological processes in cultivated plots and at the scale of rural landscapes.


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