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Natural landscapes and environment



Les plantes

Les plantes

70 clés pour comprendre


F. Couplan

Edition 2017

Pourquoi la racine d’une plante croît-elle en profondeur et la tige en hauteur ? Comment la sève peut-elle monter jusqu’au sommet d’un arbre ? La marguerite est-elle une fleur ? Peut-on faire des vêtements avec des plantes ? Pourquoi ne se nourrit-on plus de plantes sauvages ? Le réchauffement climatique va-t-il faire disparaître des plantes ? A travers 70 questions, ce livre nous permet de redécouvrir les plantes, avec émerveillement.  


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Étonnants envahisseurs

Astonishing invaders

These species from elsewhere


V. Albouy

Edition 2017

Asian hornet, slipper limpet, zebra mussel, Colorado beetle, Dutch elm disease, Siberian chipmunk, Japanese knotweed, rose-ringed parakeet, primrose willow, African sacred ibis, coypu, etc. What are these exotic invasive species? How did they arrive among us and what happens when they are here? Do we know whether these invasive species can also constitute resources for other species and even be beneficial to human activities? In the style of a captivating survey using many examples, this book provides access to all the scientific explanations on these invasion phenomena.


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La biodiversité : avec ou sans l’homme ?

Biodiversity: with or without man?

Reflections of an ecologist on protecting nature in France.


C. Lévêque

Edition 2017

Contrary to certain perceived ideas, man has not destroyed the biological diversity in Metropolitan France but has transformed and enriched it. Deforestation, agriculture, developments of water courses and wetlands and introductions of species have created artificial environments, managed for our varied uses. Up to what point can we control the dynamics of this nature, subject to a variety of constraints such as new agricultural practices, urbanisation and global warming? Is not the biodiversity governed as much by the expectation of citizens as by scientific ecology?


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Living territories to transform the world

Living territories to transform the world


P. Caron, E. Valette, T. Wassenaar, G. d’Eeckenbrugge, V. Papazian

Edition 2017

What resources underpin the development of a territory? What does territorial management of resources mean? What specific characteristics and opportunities does territorial organization offer for agricultural production, regulation of sectors, and services? How are territorial public policies conceived and applied? What methods and tools can be used for territorial development? This book presents a wide range of studies illustrating how actors, scales and scopes of intervention interact in the development of rural spaces in countries of the Global South.


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Can man accept his limitations?

Can man accept his limitations?


G. Boeuf, J. Toussaint, B. Swynghedauw, S. Royal

Edition 2017

The effects of climate change are juxtaposed with the direct damage to the environment, for all living species. Are we going to be able to react in time? In the continuity of the work "Can man adapt to himself?", the most renowned French scientific experts give their opinions on our adaptation capacities and limitations in relation to current and future global changes. Among the main resistance factors, biological factors are considered in the same light as demographic, economic, social and psychological conditions. The positioning of the human species in its ecosystems is the question raised.


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Terres singulières

Singular lands

Fifteen remarkable places across the world


M. Caroff

Edition 2017

Do singular, strange or unknown lands still exist? The American canyons, Iceland, the Apennine Mountains from behind the clouds, Nazca, the Sultanate of Oman, Santorin, Transylvania, Yellowstone and so on. This book lists a selection of international geological sites, some of them famous, others more unexpected, all surprising, which illustrate the main specialities of Earth sciences.


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Des insectes en ville

Insects in town


V. Albouy

Edition 2017

This work sends you on a very lively exploration of a broad variety of insects and other small creatures like spiders and centipedes living at your side in towns. A combination of science and naturalist or historical anecdotes, it takes you deep into this small world, from gardens and wastelands to our living quarters. As both a common natural heritage to be saved and a nuisance they can sometimes be unbearable, you will never be indifferent to urban insects again!


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Entomologie médicale et vétérinaire

Medical and veterinary entomology


G. Duvallet, D. Fontenille, V. Robert

Edition 2017

In a context of general expansion of insect-borne diseases, this reference work presents an updated state of knowledge for all groups of arthropods of medical and veterinary interest. Pragmatic and operational, it describes the identification and control methods to be implemented to limit the nuisances and pathogenic effects.


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Les sols et la vie souterraine

Soils and underground life

Major agro-ecological challenges


J. Briat, D. Job

Edition 2017

Soil composition, functioning and health are influenced by the physical and chemical properties of soils, interactions between plants, soil-dwelling micro-organisms and fauna. This work presents recent advances in this knowledge to support and encourage the development of agro-ecological practices.


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Atlas de l'archipel de Molène

Atlas of the Molène Archipelago

Geology, geomorphology and sedimentology


A. Ehrhold, B. Le Gall

Edition 2017

This atlas comprises a booklet and three themed maps (hard copy and digital on USB stick), illustrating three major intervals in the very long history of the archipelago. This covers around three hundred million years, from Paleozoic era until now. The main magmatic, tectonic and metamorphic events are described. Changes in the archipelago are also traced, as are the recent dynamics of the barrier beach and of the ocean depths.


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