Rupicolous environments include rock faces, coastal cliffs, screes, bare and stony soils of proglacial surfaces and also quarries and ore dumps. This book presents the riches of rupicolous environments, explains how they operate as ecosystems in relation with their media, explains their heritage interest as a species repository and innovation laboratory, discusses how to restore them and advocates their integrated and sustainable management.
How can the presence of rocks from the oceanic crust in the French mountains be explained? How can we decode their long history from their birth within the oceans, their burial in the depths and then their rise to the surface? This work will serve as a geological guide for anyone wishing to explore these rocks on the ground.
December 2004, tsunami in Sumatra, January 2010, earthquake in Haiti, March 2011, earthquake in Tohoku and tsunami in Fukushima - all human dramas that remind us constantly that forecasting earthquakes and tsunamis is still a complex and difficult science.This simple, concise book is an introduction to the broad elementary notions of earthquakes and an inventory on their forecasting.
The risks of shortages of certain metals and uncertainties surrounding land reserves of several others justify seeking to diversify the sources of supply and to call on the potential of the deep marine mineral resources.
This new edition of the practical guide covers all the problems encountered in soil description, from the selection of sites to be observed and the choice of material to the stocking, processing and communication of the information collected.
This book offers a state of knowledge put together by specialists in CO2 capture and storage. It takes stock of the issues and the social acceptability of this new technology in France.
It is a delicate task to assess the impact of marine mining on shore stability. This publication will prove invaluable for enterprises, consultancies or the authorities controlling studies.
These maps illustrate the tremendous contribution of seafloor mapping with modern swath bathymetry systems to our knowledge of deep basins and understanding of submarine geological processes.
The results may be used in economical field : fishery, coastal zone management ; in cultural field : help to "sea classes" or classes of secondary and high schools, and also in scientific ...