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Un ocean de promesses

A challenge for the planet

Discover how they’re already transforming our daily lives


P. Goulletquer, A. Joseph, P. Poupon

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.

 

Consult Philippe Poupon 's foreword


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Histoire de la pêche à la ligne

History of line fishing

Through water and over time


P. Juhel

Edition 2016

This book takes us through fresh water line fishing techniques from antiquity to 1930, year marking the beginning of the new era of innovative material which gradually replaced the ancestral know-how to better adapt to the individual behavior each fish species. It brilliantly takes us on a country stroll skilfully combining ecology, biodiversity, history and literature.


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Oiseaux et changement global

Birds and Global Change

Threat or Godsend?


J. Lhoir, J. Blondel

Edition 2015

Environmental changes have an impact on the distribution and abundance of birds and on the demographic, physiological and behavioural mechanisms. This richly-illustrated, scientifically-based work presents clearly the for and against of new living environments facing birds and some of the mechanisms they can use to adapt to them.


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The “Jardin des plantes” in Montpellier

The “Jardin des plantes” in Montpellier

From Medicine to Botany


M. Rossi, J. Lhoir

Edition 2013

The “Jardin des plantes” in Montpellier, created by Pierre Richer de Belleval in 1593 to teach "simples" to the medical students, is the oldest botanical garden in France. This book written by renowned specialists in the plant world and illustrated with over two hundred photographs recounts its history and explores the outstanding plants - succulents, medicinal plants, Far Eastern plants, etc. - as dictated by seasons and places.


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History of the Compass

History of the Compass

The Adventure of the Magnetised Needle


P. Juhel

Edition 2013

The magnetised needle revolutionised physics. And the history of the compass is also its history. Generations of scholars have cosseted this small object in an attempt to unlock the mysteries of the Earth's magnetism and resolve the problem of longitude.


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Life Under Ice

Life Under Ice

An Oasis at the South Pole


P. Tréguer, L. Chauvaud, E. Amice, L. Ballesta

Edition 2013

How can scientists participate in the controversies raised by certain technical developments? By injecting a literary sensitivity into this participation. This is what this work argues. Through illustrations like a poem by Henri Michaux or a statement by a GMO crop destruction campaigner, Yves Citton investigates how scientists can take part in public and civil debates and help to move away from the confrontation of disciplines, fields and opinions.


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A History of Botanical Gardens

A History of Botanical Gardens

Between Science and Landscape Art


Y. Allain

Edition 2012

The work retraces the origin of botanical gardens and the history of their design from their gradual creation from the 16th century, firstly in Europe and then in other continents.Illustrated by old engravings and colour photos, it shows the changing functions of botanical gardens through the ages. It highlights the originality of all the major European botanical gardens. The book also invokes relatively unknown undertakings like the seed companies and their international trade, plant labelling, herbariums, etc.


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Rivers and Rivals

Rivers and Rivals


V. Andréassian, J. Margat

Edition 2012

Water, a natural resource unlike any other and essential to all living beings.
Water has so many, often exclusive, uses that the risk of not having any (or even of depending on others to supply it) is easily perceived as a threat. The history of ancient civilisations is teeming with water-related rivalries. What about today? An original analysis of the geopolitical dimension of water detailing the scientific concepts that explain the issues linked to sharing water resources throughout the world.


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A History of Colonial Plants

A History of Colonial Plants

From Cocoa to Vanilla


S. Volper

Edition 2011

Set off on a journey rich in aromas and flavours in late 19th century Africa up to the African States gaining their independence in 1950! This well-illustrated book retraces the golden age of colonial plants and their significance in African countries until recent times.


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Quills and Brushes

Quills and Brushes

Stories about Ducks


D. Chavigny

Edition 2011

The secret life of ducks unveiled... Did you know that some ducks never go near water? Or that others sleep whilst flying? From morphology to reproduction via grooming habits and flying techniques, the book presents all facets of the life of these web-footed creatures with whom we frequently rub shoulders without suspecting their mysteries. The history of these birds is told us through the superbly-illustrated pages.


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