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Life and Earth sciences



Les plantes

Les plantes

70 clés pour comprendre


F. Couplan

Edition 2017

Pourquoi la racine d’une plante croît-elle en profondeur et la tige en hauteur ? Comment la sève peut-elle monter jusqu’au sommet d’un arbre ? La marguerite est-elle une fleur ? Peut-on faire des vêtements avec des plantes ? Pourquoi ne se nourrit-on plus de plantes sauvages ? Le réchauffement climatique va-t-il faire disparaître des plantes ? A travers 70 questions, ce livre nous permet de redécouvrir les plantes, avec émerveillement.  


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Biodégration des matériaux

Biodégradation des matériaux

Quels risques pour la santé et l'environnement ?


J. Guézennec

Edition 2017

Détérioration des monuments historiques, effondrements de ponts et structures métalliques, fuites de liquides et produits toxiques, contamination des denrées alimentaires… Les coupables ? Des microorganismes. Qui sont-ils ? Par quels mécanismes parviennent-ils à ces dégradations ? Quels sont les risques, les enjeux et les coûts induits ? C’est ce que ce petit livre vous dévoilera.


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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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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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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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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

A short history of French food


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

Edition 2017

To mark its 30th anniversary, the National Food Council interviewed the players who have contributed to its history. Some opted to write a reflective account of their experience. Others produced a theoretical assessment of their disciplines. These different angles of approach identify what makes heritage and the contribution of the National Food Council to the public food policies and actions.

 

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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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