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Un ocean de promesses

A challenge for the planet

Discover how they’re already transforming our daily lives


P. Goulletquer, A. Joseph, P. Poupon

Edition 2017

“Transforming lives while preserving the planet” is the aim of the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs), the global framework for action adopted by all UN member states in September 2015. A critical analysis of each of these objectives, their interactions as well as the contradictions inherent in them.

 

Consult Philippe Poupon 's foreword


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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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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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Energy, Driving Progress?

Energy, Driving Progress?

120 Keys to Understanding the Energies


P. Mathis

Edition 2014

Energy is complicated! This involves specialists and politicians! This book is going to show us the contrary. Why? Because we are all drawn to wonder about energy: Will this century be the golden age of gas? Waste, a new green petroleum? Why is there less tax on diesel than on petrol? Whether we are simple citizens, a regional community or a company, the answers in this book will help us to see more clearly.


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The War of Watts

The War of Watts

Energy Transitions and Prospects


J. Lhomme

Edition 2014

What is the future of shale gas and oil? What can we expect from nuclear or wind energy? Why must photovoltaic solar energy change course? How can we improve the efficiency of our homes? Are wood and geothermal really lasting solutions? Which industry model to exist sustainably? Are large-scale hydraulics and coal monoliths that cannot be overlooked? Is the transition to "green" energy a pipe dream? This book goes beyond heated discussions to lift the veil on the day-to-day routine of the European electric grid and its new resource capabilities.


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Marine Bacteria and Biotechnologies

Marine Bacteria and Biotechnologies


J. Guézennec

Edition 2014

The sea not only nourishes us, it can also look after, cure and participate in our well-being. An invisible component exists in this marine biodiversity - the microbial component. Here perhaps will be found new medicines (pain relief, cancer relief, antibiotics), new therapeutic approaches, new active ingredients in cosmetology and new molecules potentially resolving current problems in society. This book addresses a few of the opportunities offered by these micro-organisms and the hopes hinging on these so-called "blue biotechnologies".


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Ecological Engineering

Ecological Engineering

Action by and/or for the Living?


F. Rey, F. Gosselin, A. Doré

Edition 2014

Ecological engineering surging in popularity and is sparking increasing interest in terrestrial and aquatic environment management. Irstea scientists joined by ten researchers and practicians from other institutes have been wondering about the definition of ecological engineering envisaged as a design and action domain where mobilisation of the living is essential in order to restore, conserve or manage natural environments or those impacted by human activities.


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Biofilms, quand les microbes s'organisent

Biofilms, quand les microbes s'organisent


R. Briandet, L. Fechner, M. Naïtali, C. Dreanno, T. Meylheuc

Edition 2013

Original, educational, written with precision and humour and highly illustrated, this is the first work intended for a wide audience on a well-known topic that affects daily life. Explore this microscopic world with its large and small permutations, its communities, its goodies and its baddies, its highly-organised societies, in every nook and cranny. The reader will find unexpected explanations and clear answers to his questions.


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Reaction-diffusion Models for Spatial Ecology

Reaction-diffusion Models for Spatial Ecology

With Instructor-led Exercises


L. Roques

Edition 2013

The main goal of the book is to provide keys in the effective use of spatio-temporal models of reaction-diffusion differential equations, to respond to modern problems of population biology. This approach may thus help the mathematician in speculating. It will also help the biologist to construct models using advanced mathematical tools.


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