Earth Sciences All books
A New Journey to the Centre of the Earth
A great scientific work that will shake readers’ ideas about the Earth and its climate
The Biology of Plants The genome of thale cress
A detailed account of a fascinating scientific adventure. Important food for thought: the genome of a plant is as complex as our own.
Christian de Perthuis, Raphaël Trotignon
Climat, how much ? Climate Negotiations
Global warming: understanding, anticipating, taking action
The Shift Project
Crisis, Climate How to Transform the French Economy
The Shift Project, a think tank created by Jean-Marc Jancovici in 2010, aims to clarify and influence the debate on energy transition.
Pierre Bordage, Jean-Paul Demoule, Roland Lehoucq , Jean-Sébastien Steyer
Adapting the form of an ‘Exquisite Corpse’ (a Surrealist technique in which collaborators draw in turn on a sheet of paper, fold it so that only a fragment remains visible, then pass it on to the next collaborator who improvises a new drawing), the four authors of this book have each described a possible planet and imagined the life forms that could have developed there, according to the laws of evolution.
From Darwin to Lévi-Strauss
An appeal by an eminent scientist for greater biodiversity, in Nature and humans
The Furies of the Earth
Can modern science protect us against earthquakes and volcanic eruptions? What are their causes? What can be done to prevent them? C. Allègre, the world-known geologist, answers these questions, while investigating the role of scientists and the medias.
Gaia’s March From Stone to Humans
The history of the Earth and its land by one of the foremost specialists. It is also, of course, a history of life, climates, a very timely reflection on the exploitation of the Earth and its resources.
This is a most unusual biography about Galileos daughter. Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) was regarded by Albert Einstein not only as the father of modern physics but as the father of all modern science. His eldest child, Virginia, mirrored Galileos own brilliance, industry and sensibility, and by virtue of these qualities became his confidante. Their correspondence, reproduced throughout the book, reveals their intense relationship, based on tender attachment and intellectual stimulation. The little-known life of Maria Celeste gives a human dimension to one of the major seventeenth-century scientists. His struggle with the Church is a lasting symbol of the conflict between science and religion. Galileos Daughter offers a powerful account of papal Rome and of Florentine intellectual life during the time of the Medicis. Dava Sobel is a writer who lives in New York
Jean-Louis Fellous, Catherine Gautier
The Gazs Shale New Eldorado or Impasse ?
Global problems related to the interaction of humans with their environment are multiplying: climatic upheaval, oil crisis, energy policies that are too lenient on carbon emissions
Frédéric Lasserre, Alexandre Brun
The Geopolitics of Water/Sharing Water Water – a source of conflicts
Water: a major geopolitical issue in the twenty-first century. Will it take “water wars” to impose an equitable distribution of resources?
Christian de Perthuis, Pierre-André Jouvet
The indispensable book to understand the green economy and boost economic growth
How to Save Agriculture
Only a radical transformation of agriculture will enable us to feed all of humankind
Robert Dautray, Jacques Lesourne
Humanity and the Challenge of Climate Change
A thorough examination of current scientific data concerning the evolution of climate change and related phenomena.
I Believe in Trees
A text that translates the sensory experience of an encounter with a tree and renders understandable the importance of its presence and the invisible interaction that connects us to it.
Michel Griffon, Florent Griffon
In Defence of a Viable World Global Change for Planetary Viability
Increased awareness and urgent measures needed by 2050 if we are to avoid the worst-case scenario on a planetary scale.
The Natural History of Microalgae
The amazing properties of microalgae may be crucial for the future of humanity
Nature’s Gardeners What kind of nature do we want?
A new view of the ties between man and nature. Covers a wide array of subjects, full of interesting details - a real pleasure to read
The great hope in the realm of energy transition: fusion produces almost no radioactive waste, and doesn’t emit CO2. . .
The Nuclear Peninsula Three Mile Island, Tchernobyl, Fukushima... and after?
Twenty-five years after her first investigation, the author returns to the French nuclear site at La Hague — and finds it more dangerous than ever
Protecting Marine Biodiversity
A new approach to the threat of pollution in the Mediterranean by an expert in Mediterranean marine life.
Roland Trompette, Daniel Nahon
Short Stories of the EarthAnd Universe
The mysteries of planet Earth revealed in 37 lively accessible chapters