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Les amphibiens de france

Amphibians of France

Guide to identifying eggs and larvae


C. Miaud, J. Muratet

Edition 2018

This guide assists in identifying laying patterns, larvae and tadpoles of amphibians in metropolitan France. It is based on simple morphological criteria that can be used in the field. It is designed for naturalists and any professional likely to be involved in taking inventories or monitoring populations of amphibians.

 

Année de première publication : 2004


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Do Birds Have Flair?

Do Birds Have Flair?

160 Keys to Understanding Birds


L. Chazel, M. Chazel

Edition 2013

This book traces the history of birds right back to their reptilian origins. It underlines their homogeneity - flight, beak, skeleton and feathers are a bird's reference points - without losing sight of their diversity. Morphological and biological diversity (reproduction especially), but also adaptative. How do they withstand the cold and the predators, how do flightless birds run, how do you fly when you are a vulture? This book explores the intimacy of birds whose habits awaken the curiosity - the Grey Cuckoo, certain species of pigeon or the Hamerkop. It also discusses the relationship between humans and birds.


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Les marées vertes

Green tides

Forty keys to understanding plants


A. Ménesguen

Edition 2018

What do the Brittany beaches, the Venice lagoon and the Qingdao Chinese coast have in common? All three made the headlines due to the impressive “green tides” caused by the summer accumulation of macroalgae. What is causing this sudden disruption? And is there a solution? This little book responds without being complacent or alarmist, well away from debates that all too often hide reality.


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Mycorrhizae

Mycorrhizae

Boom in the New Green Revolution


J. Fortin, C. Plenchette, Y. Piché

Edition 2016

Mycorrhizae are formed by microscopic fungi which work wonders in horticulture by working in symbiosis with plant roots. The scientific and practical interest of these symbioses for all plants has been demonstrated clearly in horticulture, agriculture, forestry and the environment. This new edition aims to make people understand the biology of mycorrhizae and how to take advantage of them in a great many aspects of plant cultivation and protection whilst maintaining natural balances.


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La photosynthèse

Photosynthesis

Physical, molecular and physiological processes


J. Farineau, J. Morot-Gaudry

Edition 2018

Photosynthesis is a complex phenomenon, involving both physical and biochemical mechanisms. This book sets out the two major phases in the process - luminous and metabolic. A glimpse of exchanges between plants and atmosphere also helps in understanding the role played by environmental factors in photosynthesis. This new edition takes stock of the latest scientific advances in this area.

 

Educational, very well illustrated and with an all-important index, this book is targeting university students, anyone sitting the Capes and teacher recruitment examinations and teachers in agriculture, pharmacy and biology.


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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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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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Vivons la ville autrement

A new way to inhabit our cities

Sustainable cities that are great places to live


L. Estival, M. Musy, P. Picq

Edition 2017

Will cities of the future seem like Paradise on Earth, ensuring well-being and good health for all city dwellers? It may sound like a surprising question. And yet from Zurich to Tokyo, via Nantes or Lyon, researchers, businesses and ordinary citizens are working together to invent metropolises of the future that will be great places to live... With the help of around a dozen experts, this book – which takes neither a rashly ecological nor a blindly technical standpoint – explores current changes by pointing out advances as well as limitations.


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