Livres en VO

  • « Sugar beet - A competitive innovation » is a collective work which provides the context, the results and the perspectives of the `Investments for the Future Programme'. AKER aims to improve the competitiveness of sugar beet by 2020 by doubling the annual growth rate of its sugar yield per hectare.

  • Agroecology was chosen by INRAE as one of the interdisciplinary foresight projects aimed at identifying research fronts in response to major societal challenges. Eighty researchers drew up an assessment and proposed research avenues for agroecology. This book summarizes their main conclusions.

  • Les études sur la biodiversité ou la mise en oeuvre de la protection intégrée impliquent d'identifier les insectes ravageurs ou les ennemis naturels.

    Dans certains pays, la culture de plantes transgéniques résistantes aux chenilles, comme le cotonnier ou le maïs, risque d'entraîner une diminution de l'usage des traitements insecticides destinés à lutter contre ces ravageurs. Certaines familles de punaises comme les Pentatomidae et les Miridae sont ainsi devenues des ravageurs principaux. Il convient donc de mieux connaître ces ravageurs parfois considérés comme secondaires.

    Ce guide est destiné aux personnes oeuvrant sur le terrain, agriculteurs et professionnels de l'encadrement agricole. Ils y trouveront une description brève des principales espèces de punaises phytophages et prédatrices présentes en Afrique de l'Ouest, rencontrées essentiellement sur cotonnier, maïs, niébé (Vigna unguiculata), soja et sorgho.

  • La profecía de Al-Ándalus se ha mantenido oculta durante siglos. Ya se acerca el tiempo para que ésta se cumpla. El Santón del Sacromonte predijo lo que estaba por suceder en el futuro, y se lo desveló a Al-Hamar, primer sultán nazarí de Al-Ándalus. Además de la profecía, el Santón reveló al sultán el paradero de otros grandes secretos; los tesoros y la sabiduría que el hombre ha perseguido desde el principio de los tiempos. Alfonso X el Sabio, y siglos después, la Reina Isabel la Católica y Boabdil, el último regente andalusí, fueron los herederos de esta sabiduría y entrelazaron sus destinos en esta historia. La codicia, la venganza, la obsesión y la pasión de estos personajes trazan la crónica de unos tiempos inciertos y sangrientos, persiguiendo el poder desde los campos de batalla, hasta las majestuosas estancias del más hermoso de los palacios, la Alhambra.

  • É lugar-comum pensar que a literatura clássica greco-romana é abundante em homoerotismo, e sabemos como a leitura dos clássicos influenciou pensadores e escritores dos séculos XIX e XX como Havelock Ellis, Oscar Wilde, J. A Symmonds, E. M. Forster, Edward Carpenter, Walt Whitman, Fernando Pessoa ou outros. Mas será mesmo assim?
    Carlos Miguel de Mora sugere os critérios pelos quais se poderá julgar o que seria uma sexualidade socialmente aceitável na Roma Antiga, permitindo, assim, compreender o que seria o homoerotismo: a "transgressão" à norma, do ponto de vista do pensamento romano.



    Os resultados são surpreendentes! Alguns tabus sexuais modernos seriam pura e simplesmente inexistentes ou incompreensíveis no mundo latino; outros, como aquilo a que hoje chamamos "sexo homossexual", seria considerado perfeitamente normal e socialmente aceite em certas situações da antiguidade clássica, como neste exemplo que o autor refere: "Com efeito, (...) os escravos não são mais que objetos, e, tendo em conta o que custavam, que o dono não os penetrasse era para os romanos tão absurdo como seria para nós comprar um Mercedes e deixá-lo na garagem sem o utilizar." A leitura deste esclarecedor texto obriga-nos a refletir sobre os nossos preconceitos relacionados com a sexualidade: muitos dos aspetos da sexualidade "normal" da Roma Antiga são "imorais" nos nossos dias. Muita da sexualidade "proibida" hoje seria considerada natural no mundo latino. Assim sendo, o que muitos hoje proíbem ou condenam por contrariar o que é "natural", ou determinado pela Natureza, e logo imutável, parece afinal não ser mais que uma característica cultural da nossa sociedade contemporânea, e muitos dos textos literários catalogados atualmente como "literatura homoerótica latina" não se enquadram, de facto, nesta definição!

  • Situated at the confluence of four climatic zones, oceanic, continental, Mediterranean and montane, metropolitan France includes the northern, southern or altitudinal margins of a large number of tree and pathogen species. French forests therefore offer a diversity of species and management options representative of temperate and Mediterranean European forests. This context is unique for analysing and simulating the effects of climate change on forests at the regional and subregional scales. The results presented in this book summarize the main findings of the CARBOFOR project, which brought together 52 scientists from 14 research units (INRA, CNRS, CEA, Météo-France, Universities of Paris-Sud and Orléans, IFN, CIRAD) to investigate the effects of future climate on the carbon cycle and the productivity and vulnerability of French forests.

    Forests, Carbon Cycle and Climate Change explains the current forest carbon cycle in temperate and Mediterranean climates, including the dynamics of soil carbon and the total carbon stock of French forests, based on forest inventories.
    It reviews and illustrates the main ground-based methods for estimating carbon stocks in tree biomass. Spatial variations in projected climate change over metropolitan France throughout the 21st century are described. The book then goes on to consider the impacts of climate change on tree phenology and forest carbon balance, evapotranspiration and production as well as their first order interaction with forest management alternatives.
    The impact of climate change on forest vulnerability is analysed and shows how the climate envelopes and geographical distribution of France´s main tree species will be affected by climate change. A similar simulation study was carried out for a range of pathogenic fungi, emphasizing the importance of both warming and precipitation changes. The consequences of climate change on the occurrence of forest fires and the forest carbon cycle in the Mediterranean zone are also considered.
    This book is a valuable reference for researchers and academics, forest engineers and managers, and graduate level students in forest ecology, ecological modelling and forestry.

  • Ce rapport quadriennal présente une sélection des travaux menés dans FRIEND pour la période 1994-1997. Il traite des principaux thèmes concernant les régimes hydrologiques des rivières, abordés selon des méthodes régionales : bases de données, apports, étiages, crues, fortes pluies, mais aussi processus physiques d'écoulement, tendances, hydrologie de la gestion intégrée des eaux. Les aspects internationaux de la recherche en hydrologie, y compris le fonctionnement en réseau de la recherche menée dans FRIEND, sont abordés. Cet ouvrage intéressera les hydrologues, les gestionnaires de l'eau mais aussi l'ensemble des scientifiques et spécialistes de l'environnement.

    Livre bilingue français/anglais

  • Group action analysis developed and applied mainly by Louis Michel to the study of N-dimensional periodic lattices is the central subject of the book. Different basic mathematical tools currently used for the description of lattice geometry are introduced and illustrated through applications to crystal structures in two- and three-dimensional space, to abstract multi-dimensional lattices and to lattices associated with integrable dynamical systems. Starting from general Delone sets the authors turn to different symmetry and topological classifications including explicit construction of orbifolds for two- and three-dimensional point and space groups. Voronoï and Delone cells together with positive quadratic forms and lattice description by root systems are introduced to demonstrate alternative approaches to lattice geometry study. Zonotopes and zonohedral families of 2-, 3-, 4-, 5-dimensional lattices are explicitly visualized using graph theory approach. Along with crystallographic applications, qualitative features of lattices of quantum states appearing for quantum problems associated with classical Hamiltonian integrable dynamical systems are shortly discussed. The presentation of the material is presented through a number of concrete examples with an extensive use of graphical visualization. The book is aimed at graduated and post-graduate students and young researchers in theoretical physics, dynamical systems, applied mathematics, solid state physics, crystallography, molecular physics, theoretical chemistry, ...

  • Dans le cadre d'un groupe de travail COST, des chercheurs proposent 15 communications sur les thèmes suivants : enjeu public européen concernant le paysage forestier, aspects environnementaux et économiques, intégration de valeurs non marchandes, attitudes des agriculteurs et du monde rural, reboisement des terres agricoles, opinion publique, perception, préférences et appropriation, perception par les acteurs locaux, forêts consacrées à la récréation.
    Ce livre est rédigé en aglais mais chaque chapitre possède résumé en français.

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