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!
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.
How do hens make their eggs? How can you tell if an egg is fresh? Are eggs a fatty food? Is powdered egg still really egg? What do the codes mean on shop-bought eggs? This book covers everything egg-related, from raising hens to what’s on our plate. Learn about egg biology and physiology, their nutritional properties, industrial egg production and processing eggs into other products or for non-food use. The book also gives storage and consumption advice along with tips on rearing your own hens for those that dream of having their own henhouse. Some myths about eggs are busted too.
Bees make decisions together and democratically. Every year, they face a life or death question about choice and moving to a new hive. Thomas D. Seeley reveals this insect’s incredible ability to make consensual and effective decisions. Read about this participatory democracy at work and how it contributes to the prosperity of the species.
This widely-accessible book gives in-depth knowledge on refrigeration, its daily uses and its impact on the environment. Learn about the science behind artificial refrigeration and the cold chain from the product producer to the end-user. This book also features invaluable tips for preserving the organoleptic quality of food in our refrigerators.
This book is not a collection of miracle recipes to achieve eternal youth but rather taps the knowledge of fifteen experts interviewed by a health journalist under the coordination of a doctor of physiology. It sifts through the most recent studies and deconstructs many of the myths about diet, physical activity, the brain, pain, depression ... providing a wealth of essential information and very practical advice to help get one through old age in good health.
This book, in epub format, is the result of 40 years of research on modeling the development and growth of plants. The authors reveal, step by step, the process leading up to the creation of the GreenLab model and the conditions under which it can now be applied.
This book will be available in print and PDF format in June 2017.
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.
Ranging from the establishment of indicators for urban planning to the measurement of coal stocks and including legal and economic instruments for soil protection, this book from the Gessol programme summarises the latest biotechnical and general knowledge on the subject. It underscores the importance of sustainable land management among global challenges and identifies possible levers of action.
2050. By now you are used to seeing drones flying overhead, both in the city and the countryside: An ambulance drone rushing a defibrillator to a patient, a pollinator drone ... Science fiction? Not really. Drone specialists, coordinated by a scientist, have joined forces with a reporter to give us a glimpse of the future of civilian drone aviation. Learn how these new generation flying machines may gradually make their way into your daily life, and not necessarily in the way you might expect.