Ce livre, accessible au très grand public, nous permet de mieux connaître le froid dans nos usages quotidiens et notre environnement : procédés scientifiques pour faire du froid artificiel, chaîne du froid depuis le producteur du produit jusqu’au consommateur final. Il dispense également de précieux conseils pratiques pour préserver dans nos réfrigérateurs les qualités organoleptiques des aliments.
“No more animal killing!” This plea was voiced by Pythagoras twenty-five centuries ago. There’s a world of difference, however, between prohibiting practices such as vivisection, bullfights, hunting and ritual slaughter and depriving ourselves of a good roast! Others prefer a total ban on the use of animals, even for food; this is the case of vegans whose number are on the rise.
Humans have always eaten animals, so why is there an increasing number of vegans? Apparently, to make us less violent, prevent cancer and save the planet. There is no denying that factory farms generate a great amount of pollution and suffering. But one should not forget that real livestock farming entails a relationship based on work and affection and its elimination would have serious social and environmental consequences.
With the help of a score of experts, this book explains the problems and benefits of using domestic animals. It enables us to see things clearl
Intended for the general public, this guide provides an update on the various aspects of biological control considered from the specific viewpoint of the amateur gardener. Its aim is to give gardeners a great many practical tips to get the most out of their gardens. At the end of the book, readers will find a table listing problems and solutions, addresses (of suppliers of beneficial organisms, nesting boxes and shelters) and an index of the animals and plants mentioned.
Année de première publication : 2012 (La lutte biologique au jardin)
This book is not a collection of miracle recipes to achieve eternal youth but rather taps the knowledge of fifteen experts interviewed by a health journalist under the coordination of a doctor of physiology. It sifts through the most recent studies and deconstructs many of the myths about diet, physical activity, the brain, pain, depression ... providing a wealth of essential information and very practical advice to help get one through old age in good health.
Fishing from the shore has always been part of maritime culture but the history of its practices and the evolution of its various techniques have not been widely disseminated. This book aims to remedy that deficit. The author explains how man, down through the ages, has engaged in what used to be a subsistence activity and today is a leisure sport. This journey through time shows the creative genius of man and the countless methods he has devised to exploit available resources.
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.
Zika, A/H1N1 influenza, Chikungunya, SARS, Ebola ... We are being hit hard by the emergence or reemergence of a great many infectious diseases. What is the cause of this phenomenon? Could our modern lifestyle have something to do with it? In the light of the major epidemics that humanity has faced to date, what should we be preparing for in the future? What weapons do we have to protect ourselves? What is research doing?
This book provides clear answers to many very specific questions, validated by renowned infectious disease specialists and written in an accessible style.
Good news: the risk of getting Alzheimer's disease is declining. But 900,000 patients are suffering from it today in France. Moreover, Parkinson's disease affects 150,000 people and multiple sclerosis 100,000. Add a few thousand more who have fallen prey to Charcot or Huntington disease. A stimulating and accessible book aimed as much at caregivers as patients... You will discover the mechanisms behind these diseases, treatment options, hope from research and also some unexpected insights.
The social life of ants has nothing to envy in that of humans: they have managed to conquer the terrestrial world through fascinating behaviour! The unique, adaptive solutions that evolution has devised for ants are revealed here in everyday language and are brought to life by over 150 pictures combining scientific facts with aesthetic charm.
This book, targeting the general public, reveals the beauty of snakes in France and their amazing habits. It illustrates the biological features and morphological diversity of 4 vipers and 9 non-venomous snakes living in metropolitan France. It includes exceptional snapshots: moulting, hunting sequences, hatching, mating combat, playing dead ... The 200 photographs in this book, taken in the wild while respecting their natural habitats, make a plea in support of these magnificent creatures that form part of our biodiversity and natural heritage.