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Life and Earth sciences



Le mal du dehors

Le mal du dehors

L'influence de l'environnement sur la santé


R. Slama

Edition 2017

Perchlorate, nonylphénol, rayons ultraviolets, ozone, DDT, changement climatique… Ce livre propose pour la première fois un point complet sur les polluants environnementaux et leurs effets sur la santé humaine. Les conséquences sanitaires visibles, mais aussi les conséquences silencieuses, sont présentées avec clarté. En fournissant des exemples précis sur la façon dont les risques posés par certains de ces produits sont gérés, il met en lumière la grande hétérogénéité des réactions de notre société face aux menaces sanitaires.

Avec la soutien de la Fondation de France. Projet soutenu par la Fondation de France

Un ocean de promesses

Un océan de promesses

Cette mer qui nous nourrit, nous soigne, nous donne l’énergie... au quotidien


P. Goulletquer, A. Joseph, P. Poupon

Edition 2017

Les océans, qui occupent près de 70 % de la surface du globe, recèlent des trésors incommensurables. Dès lors, pourquoi laisser ce potentiel extraordinaire inexploité ? Déjà, d’imposantes machines sont installées au large pour capturer l’énergie de la mer, des robots commencent à explorer les fonds sous-marins, des groupes pharmaceutiques fabriquent des cosmétiques à base d’extraits marins… La mer, qui faisait trembler les marins et rêver les poètes, fait maintenant courir les industriels en mal d’une ressource gigantesque.


Consult Philippe Poupon 's foreword


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Les perturbateurs endocriniens

Endocrine disruptors

How do they affect our health on a daily basis?


D. Caro , R. Slama , M. Cymes

Edition 2017

Endocrine disruptors are found everywhere in your environment: how can they be identified on your plate, in your bathroom, in your house or at your place of work? How can you get a “fair” and “reasonable” idea of the potential repercussions these mysterious pollutants could have on your everyday life? A journalist doctor and an environmental and health researcher supply the keys to achieve this and offer practical and simple advice on how to protect yourself.


Consult Michel Cymes' foreword


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L'alimentation des enfants racontée aux parents

Children's diet told to the parents

Fifteen remarkable places across the world


S. Nicklaus, J. Desessard

Edition 2017

Do singular, strange or unknown lands still exist? The American canyons, Iceland, the Apennine Mountains from behind the clouds, Nazca, the Sultanate of Oman, Santorin, Transylvania, Yellowstone and so on. This book lists a selection of international geological sites, some of them famous, others more unexpected, all surprising, which illustrate the main special features of Earth science.


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Biodégration des matériaux

Biodegradation of materials

What risks for health and the environment?


J. Guézennec

Edition 2017

Deteriorating historic monuments, collapsing bridges and metal structures, leaking liquids and toxic products, contaminated foodstuffs, etc. Who is to blame? Microorganisms. Who are they? What mechanisms do they use to achieve this damage? What are the risks, challenges and costs involved? This little book will reveal all.


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Les plantes

Plants

70 keys to understanding plants


F. Couplan

Edition 2017

Why does a plant root grow downwards and the stem upwards? How can sap rise to the top of a tree? Is the daisy a flower? Can you make clothes with plants? Why do we no longer eat wild plants? Is global warming going to make plants disappear? This book proposes seventy questions through which we can rediscover plants with delight.


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La biodiversité : avec ou sans l’homme ?

Biodiversity: with or without man?

Reflections of an ecologist on protecting nature in France.


C. Lévêque

Edition 2017

Contrary to certain perceived ideas, man has not destroyed the biological diversity in Metropolitan France but has transformed and enriched it. Deforestation, agriculture, developments of water courses and wetlands and introductions of species have created artificial environments, managed for our varied uses. Up to what point can we control the dynamics of this nature, subject to a variety of constraints such as new agricultural practices, urbanisation and global warming? Is not the biodiversity governed as much by the expectation of citizens as by scientific ecology?


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Mieux intégrer la biodiversité dans la gestion forestière

Integrate the biodiversity better in forest management

New edition


M. Gosselin, Y. Paillet

Edition 2017

Forests in Metropolitan France are subject to the rapid changes in climate and silvicultural practices. To help foresters maintain the forest biodiversity and ensure they can adapt to these changes, this guide offers a set of practices based on updated knowledge of scientists and forest experts.


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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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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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