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Planet Earth at the Heart of Science

Collection: Beaux livres
january 2008
Hardback book
240 x 250 format 264 pages In stock
29,50 €
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This book has been jointly produced by several French research organisations for the international Year of Planet Earth. Vivid, concise writing and more than 250 photographs taken by the researchers themselves offer magnificent-and disturbing-panorama of our planet at the beginning of the 21st century, in all the splendour, diversity and vulnerability of its landscapes and rock formations, its oceans, climate and natural phenomena, its plants and animal kingdoms and the activities of its human societies.

Observing, describing and interpreting, but also sharing and communicating knowledge-these are the foundations of every researcher’s work. With today’s paramount need for sustainability in human development, their knowledge has never been more valuable in helping us to understand and anticipate the future of our planet.

Table of contents

Aux origines de la Terre et de la vie


Les paysages


La biodiversité à préserver


Le bleu de la planète


Les ressources minérales


La terre nouricière


Les énergies renouvelables


L'eau, élixir de vie


Le climat change


Les risques naturels


Un équilibre fragile


Le peuple des hommes


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Language(s): French

Publisher: Éditions Quae

Edition: 1st edition

Collection: Beaux livres

Published: 1 january 2008

Reference Hardback book: F26002

EAN13 Hardback book: 9782715924420

Interior: Colour

Format (in mm) Hardback book: 240 x 250

Pages count Hardback book: 264

Weight (in grammes): 1567


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