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Le mal du dehors

The Evil Outside

The impact of the environment on health


R. Slama

Edition 2017

Perchlorate, nonylphenol, ultraviolet rays, ozone, DDT, climate change ... This book provides for the first time a comprehensive overview of environmental pollutants and their effects on human health. Their visible health consequences, but also the unseen ones, are presented with great clarity. By providing specific examples of how the risks posed by some of these products are managed, it highlights the very different ways in which our society deals with health threats.

Avec la soutien de la Fondation de France. Projet soutenu par la Fondation de France


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L'eau en péril ?

Water at Risk?

A resource to constantly be preserved


V. Andréassian, D. Lefèvre

Edition 2016

Without water there would be no life on Earth. However, between excess and shortage, droughts and floods, against a backdrop of climate change, the water issue has become a major challenge for the 20th century. Can we continue to consume water at this pace? Will we have to reduce our daily water consumption to preserve this precious resource? How will we manage the risks associated with water and the conflicts they may cause. In a style as clear as spring water, this work gives us the essentials needed to better harness this vital resource.


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Quelles rivieres pour demain ?

Which Rivers for Tomorrow?

Thoughts on the Ecology and Restoration of Water Courses


C. Lévêque

Edition 2016

This book explores all aspects of man’s relations with rivers, from the legal status of water courses to the notion of “good ecological state”, via their animal population, the exploitation of their resources, the aquatic landscapes, the policies of large river cities and the imaginary world of running water. Of the view that the environment serves humanity, not the reverse, the author also wonders about the relevance of the concept of ecological “restoration”.


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Les risques naturels en montagne

Natural Mountain Hazards


D. Richard, F. Naaim-Bouvet

Edition 2015

Avalanches, glacial-related hazards, floods and mudslides, slope failure and falling rock are experienced by all mountaineers. Economic development based on tourism increases exposure to hazards; the catastrophe of the Grand-Bornand campground and its 23 victims being a case in point. This reference work, targeting professionals and decision-makers, but also the general public, explains these phenomena and explores protection techniques.


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Curious Anatomy of Freak Waves

Curious Anatomy of Freak Waves


M. Olagnon, J. Kerr

Edition 2015

Without waves and ripples, lakes, seas and oceans would scarcely be more attractive than simple swimming pools. Sometimes their swells become monstrous, ferocious, killer: freakish. How are these ogres of freak waves born, how do they live and die? Do they come out of nowhere? Can ships confront them? Here are a few thoughts on rare events, anecdotes and scientific explanations within everyone's reach, livened up with photos and watercolours.

 

This book is also available in english at Bloomsbury Publishing -  www.bloomsbury.com


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Remarkable Floods in France

Remarkable Floods in France

2011 Inventory for the Floods Directive


M. Lang, D. Cœur

Edition 2014

This book summarises remarkable floods listed in France in 2011 to make the application of the European Floods Directive. It offers information on about 175 floods and covers more than two hundred years, from 1770 to 2011, with over half the events since 1980. It thus supplements the previous national summary by Champion (1858-1864).


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Long-term Environmental Observation

Long-term Environmental Observation

Example of the Orgeval Watershed


C. Loumagne, G. Tallec

Edition 2013

The Orgeval watershed occupies a 104 km2 triangle located 70 km to the east of Paris and is part of a network of national and international observatories. Thanks to the measures implemented in the last 50 years (1962-2012), the watershed has given us a better understanding of water and pollutant transfers and the condition and availability of water resources, in turn making it possible to prevent extreme risks, one of the many challenges of sustainable development.


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Mountain Torrents and Rivers

Mountain Torrents and Rivers

Dynamics and Planning


D. Richard, G. Degoutte, A. Recking

Edition 2013

This guide describes and explains, with concrete examples, the dynamics and planning principles of mountain rivers and torrents. It takes stock of the major morphodynamic principles, especially sedimentary dynamics, the specific hydrology features of mountain catchment areas and mudslides. Illustrated by concrete applications of different concepts, it is designed for contracting authorities and technicians.


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Natural Risk Management

Natural Risk Management

Lessons from Cyclone Xynthia


S. Hallegatte, V. Przyluski

Edition 2012

The risk management policy introduced since Cyclone Xynthia in February 2010 has highlighted the need to re-think French risk management policy and its climate change adaptation plan.This collective work analyses the recent natural disasters, especially Xynthia, and makes a few suggestions for an integrated risk management policy.


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Can a toad detect an earthquake?

Can a toad detect an earthquake?

Ninety keys to understanding earthquakes and tsunamis


L. Géli, H. Géli

Edition 2012

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.


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