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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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La loire fluviale et estuarienne

The Loire, river and estuary

A changing environment


F. Moatar, N. Dupont

Edition 2016

This book is a synthesis of twenty years of work under the Loire Grandeur Nature Plan. It describes the current body of knowledge on the functioning of the fluvial-estuary Loire River system, the effects of human activities and efforts made to maintain a lasting balance.


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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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Quelles rivieres pour demain ?

Which Rivers for Tomorrow?

Thoughts on the Ecology and Restoration of Water Courses


C. Lévêque

Edition 2016

This book explores all aspects of man’s relations with rivers, from the legal status of water courses to the notion of “good ecological state”, via their animal population, the exploitation of their resources, the aquatic landscapes, the policies of large river cities and the imaginary world of running water. Of the view that the environment serves humanity, not the reverse, the author also wonders about the relevance of the concept of ecological “restoration”.


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partenariats pour le développement territorial

Partnerships for Territorial Development


D. Vollet, A. Torre

Edition 2016

Actions to develop rural and agricultural territories that are confronted by deep-seated changes in these spaces no longer inspire consensus. These changes result in new practices, based on new knowledge and new forms of inter-player coordination. Researchers and practitioners will find in this book the methodological bases and examples of relevant tools to rethink territorial development.

 


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Parcs naturels régionaux

Regional Nature Parks

Experimental Territories


N. Baron, R. Lajarge

Edition 2015

The work gives an overview of the network and success stories of regional nature parks as territorial instruments. It puts their innovations into perspective in terms of the crisis in the rural communities, based on promoting the natural and cultural heritage and new territorial imperatives. It offers a critical view of the future of an institutional object that has huge flexibility to adapt to the challenges of combating territorial imbalances and growing metropolisation.


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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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Atlas of Vineyards and Olive Groves

Atlas of Vineyards and Olive Groves


S. Angles

Edition 2014

The emblematic plants of Mediterranean landscapes, the vine and the olive tree are a core element in agriculture and their products play a crucial role in diet and social life. The analysis of landscapes featuring vineyards and olive groves sheds light on the issues of Mediterranean regions: unrelenting urban expansion, farming transformations, environmental concerns, boom in geographical indications, etc. Illustrated with 230 maps and photos, the atlas educates the reader keen to understand these renowned landscapes and provides helpful insight into the future of the vine and olive sectors and their lands.


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Are Groundwaters Endless?

Are Groundwaters Endless?

Ninety Keys to Understanding Groundwaters


T. Ruf, J. Margat

Edition 2014

Where does the spring water come from? Can a well be dug anywhere? What are the threats to groundwaters? To whom do they belong? What are the advantages of exploiting groundwaters rather than surface water? Are the state and availability of resources known? This book answers the potential questions about groundwaters (water tables and deep water tables). It provides an inventory of geological and technical knowledge and highlights the economic, ecological, regulatory, political and social issues of this fragile resource.


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Geogovernance

Geogovernance

Social Utility of Spatial Analysis


N. Dubus, M. Masson-Vincent

Edition 2013

This book outlines how the concept of geogovernance makes the spatial issues in managing their territory visible and comprehensible to its citizens. Geogovernance is defined by numeric tools used in geography (spatial analysis, modelling, GIS, public Web). These share information between residents, users, development professionals, experts and elected representatives in order to build up jointly the decisions to be made for the territory.


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