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Life and Earth sciences



Terres singulières

Singular lands

Fifteen remarkable places across the world


M. Caroff

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 specialities of Earth sciences.


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Une petite histoire de l'alimentation francaise

Une petite histoire de l'alimentation française


V. Bellemain, K. Boquet, T. Galichet, K. Gouello, A. Martin, D. Nairaud, J. Poulain

Edition 2017

À l’occasion de son 30e  anniversaire, le Conseil national de l’alimentation a interviewé les acteurs qui ont fait son histoire. Certains ont pris la plume pour engager une relecture réflexive de leur expérience. D’autres, depuis leurs disciplines, ont rédigé un bilan théorique. Organisées autour d’une frise interactive, ces réflexions croisées repèrent ce qui fait patrimoine ainsi que la contribution du CNA aux politiques et actions publiques de l’alimentation.

 

Vous pouvez télécharger l'ePub ou bien consulter la frise interactive directement en ligne.


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Des insectes en ville

Insects in town


V. Albouy

Edition 2017

This work sends you on a very lively exploration of a broad variety of insects and other small creatures like spiders and centipedes living at your side in towns. A combination of science and naturalist or historical anecdotes, it takes you deep into this small world, from gardens and wastelands to our living quarters. As both a common natural heritage to be saved and a nuisance they can sometimes be unbearable, you will never be indifferent to urban insects again!


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Entomologie médicale et vétérinaire

Medical and veterinary entomology


G. Duvallet, D. Fontenille, V. Robert

Edition 2017

In a context of general expansion of insect-borne diseases, this reference work presents an updated state of knowledge for all groups of arthropods of medical and veterinary interest. Pragmatic and operational, it describes the identification and control methods to be implemented to limit the nuisances and pathogenic effects.


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Les sols et la vie souterraine

Soils and underground life

Major agro-ecological challenges


J. Briat, D. Job

Edition 2017

Soil composition, functioning and health are influenced by the physical and chemical properties of soils, interactions between plants, soil-dwelling micro-organisms and fauna. This work presents recent advances in this knowledge to support and encourage the development of agro-ecological practices.


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Atlas de l'archipel de Molène

Atlas of the Molène Archipelago

Geology, geomorphology and sedimentology


A. Ehrhold, B. Le Gall

Edition 2017

This atlas comprises a booklet and three themed maps (hard copy and digital on USB stick), illustrating three major intervals in the very long history of the archipelago. This covers around three hundred million years, from Paleozoic era until now. The main magmatic, tectonic and metamorphic events are described. Changes in the archipelago are also traced, as are the recent dynamics of the barrier beach and of the ocean depths.


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Les huîtres

Oysters

60 keys to understanding


M. Lescroart

Edition 2017

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!


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Les virus

Viruses

Enemies or allies?


S. Biacchesi, C. Chevalier, M. Galloux, C. Langevin, R. Le Goffic, M. Brémont

Edition 2017

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.


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Les oeufs

Eggs

60 keys to understanding


F. Baron, C. Guérin-Dubiard, F. Nau

Edition 2017

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.


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La démocratie chez les abeilles

Bee democracy

A societal model


T. D. Seeley, J. Bulleyment

Edition 2017

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.


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