Oiseaux et changement global

Titre : Oiseaux et changement global
Auteur : Jacques Blondel
Éditeur : Editions Quae
ISBN-13 : 9782759223619
Libération : 2015-07-09

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Chez les oiseaux, les changements environnementaux ont un impact sur leur distribution, leur abondance et sur les mécanismes démographiques, physiologiques et comportementaux. Richement illustré, cet ouvrage présente de manière claire, mais scientifiquement fondée, le pour et le contre des nouveaux cadres de vie auxquels les oiseaux sont confrontés, ainsi que certains des mécanismes qui leur permettent de s’y adapter.

The coming insurrection

Titre : The coming insurrection
Auteur : Comité invisible
Éditeur : Semiotext
ISBN-13 : IND:30000124564430
Libération : 2009-08-31

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A call to arms by a group of French intellectuals that rejects leftist reform and aligns itself with younger, wilder forms of resistance.

The Revolution of Everyday Life

Titre : The Revolution of Everyday Life
Auteur : Raoul Vaneigem
Éditeur : PM Press
ISBN-13 : 9781604866780
Libération : 2012

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Naming and defining the alienating features of everyday life in consumer society, an impassioned critique of modern capitalism argues that the countervailing impulses that exist within deep alienation present an authentic alternative to nihilistic consumerism. Original.

Livestock s Long Shadow

Titre : Livestock s Long Shadow
Auteur : Henning Steinfeld
Éditeur : Food & Agriculture Org.
ISBN-13 : 9251055718
Libération : 2006-01-01

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"The assessment builds on the work of the Livestock, Environment and Development (LEAD) Initiative"--Pref.

Grasslands and Herbivore Production in Europe and Effects of Common Policies

Titre : Grasslands and Herbivore Production in Europe and Effects of Common Policies
Auteur : Christian Huyghe
Éditeur : Editions Quae
ISBN-13 : 9782759221561
Libération : 2014-03-20

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Funded by and written during theEuropean Multisward project, this open access ebook presents an inventory of grasslands and forage crops in Europe by placing them in the production system in which they are embedded, and studying the technical, economic and regulatory determinants of past and present trends. Profusely illustrated with maps, it also features many case studies in all European regions and interviews of farmers and key stakeholders.

Blue Boy

Titre : Blue Boy
Auteur : Jean Giono
Éditeur : Read Books Ltd
ISBN-13 : 9781473383937
Libération : 2013-04-16

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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Goliath

Titre : Goliath
Auteur : Max Blumenthal
Éditeur : Hachette UK
ISBN-13 : 9781568589725
Libération : 2013-10-01

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In Goliath, New York Times bestselling author Max Blumenthal takes us on a journey through the badlands and high roads of Israel-Palestine, painting a startling portrait of Israeli society under the siege of increasingly authoritarian politics as the occupation of the Palestinians deepens. Beginning with the national elections carried out during Israel's war on Gaza in 2008-09, which brought into power the country's most right-wing government to date, Blumenthal tells the story of Israel in the wake of the collapse of the Oslo peace process. As Blumenthal reveals, Israel has become a country where right-wing leaders like Avigdor Lieberman and Bibi Netanyahu are sacrificing democracy on the altar of their power politics; where the loyal opposition largely and passively stands aside and watches the organized assault on civil liberties; where state-funded Orthodox rabbis publish books that provide instructions on how and when to kill Gentiles; where half of Jewish youth declare their refusal to sit in a classroom with an Arab; and where mob violence targets Palestinians and African asylum seekers scapegoated by leading government officials as "demographic threats." Immersing himself like few other journalists inside the world of hardline political leaders and movements, Blumenthal interviews the demagogues and divas in their homes, in the Knesset, and in the watering holes where their young acolytes hang out, and speaks with those political leaders behind the organized assault on civil liberties. As his journey deepens, he painstakingly reports on the occupied Palestinians challenging schemes of demographic separation through unarmed protest. He talks at length to the leaders and youth of Palestinian society inside Israel now targeted by security service dragnets and legislation suppressing their speech, and provides in-depth reporting on the small band of Jewish Israeli dissidents who have shaken off a conformist mindset that permeates the media, schools, and the military. Through his far-ranging travels, Blumenthal illuminates the present by uncovering the ghosts of the past—the histories of Palestinian neighborhoods and villages now gone and forgotten; how that history has set the stage for the current crisis of Israeli society; and how the Holocaust has been turned into justification for occupation. A brave and unflinching account of the real facts on the ground, Goliath is an unprecedented and compelling work of journalism.

The Knowledge Deficit

Titre : The Knowledge Deficit
Auteur : E. D. Hirsch
Éditeur : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN-13 : 0547346964
Libération : 2007-04-01

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The Knowledge Deficit illuminates the real issue in education today -- without an effective curriculum, American students are losing the global education race. In this persuasive book, the esteemed education critic, activist, and best-selling author E.D. Hirsch, Jr., shows that although schools are teaching the mechanics of reading, they fail to convey the knowledge needed for the more complex and essential skill of reading comprehension. Hirsch corrects popular misconceptions about hot issues in education, such as standardized testing, and takes to task educators' claims that they are powerless to overcome class differences. Ultimately, this essential book gives parents and teachers specific tools for enhancing children's abilities to fully understand what they read.

Diffusion and transfer of knowledge in agriculture

Titre : Diffusion and transfer of knowledge in agriculture
Auteur : Pascal Bergeret
Éditeur : Quae
ISBN-13 : 9782759225958
Libération : 2016-11-24

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This book focuses on innovation in the agri-food system and the new paradigm drawn by bioeconomic approaches and principles. It draws on contributions presented during the 29th EURAGRI annual conference held in Luxemburg (September 2015) as well as on other workshops organised as part of EURAGRI. EURAGRI is an informal gathering of EU research and higher education organisations and ministries interested in agri-food research. It works as a platform of exchange and discussion on topics of common interest pertaining to the organisation, orientation and outlook of agri-food research in Europe in connection with global changes.

1493

Titre : 1493
Auteur : Charles C. Mann
Éditeur : Vintage
ISBN-13 : 9780307596727
Libération : 2011-08-09

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From the author of 1491—the best-selling study of the pre-Columbian Americas—a deeply engaging new history of the most momentous biological event since the death of the dinosaurs. More than 200 million years ago, geological forces split apart the continents. Isolated from each other, the two halves of the world developed radically different suites of plants and animals. When Christopher Columbus set foot in the Americas, he ended that separation at a stroke. Driven by the economic goal of establishing trade with China, he accidentally set off an ecological convulsion as European vessels carried thousands of species to new homes across the oceans. The Columbian Exchange, as researchers call it, is the reason there are tomatoes in Italy, oranges in Florida, chocolates in Switzerland, and chili peppers in Thailand. More important, creatures the colonists knew nothing about hitched along for the ride. Earthworms, mosquitoes, and cockroaches; honeybees, dandelions, and African grasses; bacteria, fungi, and viruses; rats of every description—all of them rushed like eager tourists into lands that had never seen their like before, changing lives and landscapes across the planet. Eight decades after Columbus, a Spaniard named Legazpi succeeded where Columbus had failed. He sailed west to establish continual trade with China, then the richest, most powerful country in the world. In Manila, a city Legazpi founded, silver from the Americas, mined by African and Indian slaves, was sold to Asians in return for silk for Europeans. It was the first time that goods and people from every corner of the globe were connected in a single worldwide exchange. Much as Columbus created a new world biologically, Legazpi and the Spanish empire he served created a new world economically. As Charles C. Mann shows, the Columbian Exchange underlies much of subsequent human history. Presenting the latest research by ecologists, anthropologists, archaeologists, and historians, Mann shows how the creation of this worldwide network of ecological and economic exchange fostered the rise of Europe, devastated imperial China, convulsed Africa, and for two centuries made Mexico City—where Asia, Europe, and the new frontier of the Americas dynamically interacted—the center of the world. In such encounters, he uncovers the germ of today’s fiercest political disputes, from immigration to trade policy to culture wars. In 1493, Charles Mann gives us an eye-opening scientific interpretation of our past, unequaled in its authority and fascination. From the Hardcover edition.