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Le temps des robots est-il venu ?

Has the time of the robots come?

Discover how they’re already transforming our daily lives


J. Braly , J. Ganascia

Edition 2017

“A robot in every home”. That is what Bill Gates is predicting for the not-too-distant future! But where exactly do they come from, these robots which are increasingly beginning to play a role in our daily lives? Housework, transport, leisure, care ... which areas have already become the robots’ domain? Do they perform better than humans? Employment, security, human relations ...: might they just turn out to be dangerous? And looking into the future, just how far will they go? All questions for which this book has answers, based on interviews with renowned roboticists and computer scientists ...


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Architecture et croissance des plantes

Architecture and the growth of plants

Modeling and applications


M. Jaeger, P. De Reffye, D. Barthélémy, F. Houllier

Edition 2016

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.


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Des drones à tout faire !

Drones to do everything?

Changes they will make in our daily lives


S. Labbé, I. Bellin , M. Polacco

Edition 2016

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.


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Statistique et recherches interdisciplinaires

Statistics and interdisciplinary research

Getting involved when questions go unanswered


F. Laloë

Edition 2016

Based on a specific experience relating to an artisanal fishery study in Senegal, the author shows that the role of statistics must sometimes go beyond that for which it was initially intended. When findings clash with reality at the conclusion of a research programme, it could be that there is no clear relationship with the initial question(s) posed. That is when statisticians must get involved.


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Comprendre l'amelioration des plantes

Understanding the Improvement of Plants

Breeding Challenges, Methods, Objectives and Criteria


A. Gallais

Edition 2015

What are its socio-economic challenges (nourish the planet, protect the environment, adapt to climate change, organise the seed industry)? What tools and methods are used? How are the main traits selected and improved? The work answers these questions and ends by assessing what plant breeding has brought to farmers, consumers, the industry and society.


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La métagénomique

Metagenomics

Developments and Future Applications


M. Zagorec, M. Champomier-Vergès

Edition 2015

Metagenomics has followed the genomics era and invaded the domain of biology. Studying the genetic content of a sample from a complex environment (intestine, ocean, soils, air, etc.) found in Nature (as opposed to samples cultivated in a laboratory), it produces vast quantities of data very quickly that require considerable computer processing to draw out the information. The aim of this work is to enlighten non-specialist scientific professionals on the possibilities offered by this tool to explore the various domains of agriculture, environment, food-processing and health by analysing living organisms.


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Critical Modelling

Critical Modelling


N. Bouleau

Edition 2014

Is the place of modelling nowadays in the sciences and even more in techniques wrongfully assumed? Do mathematics, the basis for the models developed by engineers, guarantee a useful and beneficial representation of reality? What savings can supposedly be made by modelling? And what decisions?
These are just a few of the questions on modelling addressed by this work on its cognitive nature and its social issues.


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Are Groundwaters Endless?

Are Groundwaters Endless?

Ninety Keys to Understanding Groundwaters


T. Ruf, J. Margat

Edition 2014

Where does the spring water come from? Can a well be dug anywhere? What are the threats to groundwaters? To whom do they belong? What are the advantages of exploiting groundwaters rather than surface water? Are the state and availability of resources known? This book answers the potential questions about groundwaters (water tables and deep water tables). It provides an inventory of geological and technical knowledge and highlights the economic, ecological, regulatory, political and social issues of this fragile resource.


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Le monde des teintures naturelles

Le monde des teintures naturelles

Nouvelle édition revue et augmentée


D. Cardon

Edition 2014

Supplantées durant plus d’un siècle par les teintures synthétiques, les teintures naturelles redeviennent aujourd’hui un enjeu économique et culturel. Invitation à un tour du monde des savoirs sur la teinture par les colorants naturels à travers l’histoire, de l'art, et de l'artisanat traditionnel, aux recherches scientifiques interdisciplinaires de pointe et leurs applications industrielles, cet ouvrage offre une synthèse unique des connaissances sur les matières colorantes présentes dans plus de trois cents plantes et d’une trentaine d'animaux du monde entier. Il est illustré de près de 600 photos.


Diffusion/Distribution libraires exclusive : Belin Diffusion


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Principles of Redox Chemistry in Microbial Ecology

Principles of Redox Chemistry in Microbial Ecology


A. Pidello

Edition 2014

Redox (or oxidation-reduction) reactions are chemical reactions during which electrons are transferred. This work explains the basic concepts of redox chemistry and the significance thereof in microbial ecology. This field of biology has experienced tremendous growth in the last few years. Its basic or applied developments cover nearly all topics in the study of life: the sustainability of biosystems, animal and human health, the contamination of the biosphere subject to human activities.


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