Secrets d insectes

Titre : Secrets d insectes
Auteur : Christophe Bouget
Éditeur : Editions Quae
ISBN-13 : 9782759224487
Libération : 2016-04-08

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Si les insectes sont un modèle de réussite dans l’arbre généalogique des êtres vivants, leur succès repose sur d’exceptionnels trésors d'inventivité. Premiers animaux à conquérir les airs par le vol, les insectes ont inventé la reproduction par clonage, les antibiotiques, l’antigel, les flashs codés de lumière froide pour communiquer, l’élevage des pucerons et le jardinage des champignons pour se nourrir, les manipulations génétiques pour asservir leurs hôtes… Parcourant, souvent avec humour, l’immense diversité des espèces d’insectes, ce livre explore leurs caractéristiques et leurs mœurs les plus intrigantes.

Insectopedia

Titre : Insectopedia
Auteur : Hugh Raffles
Éditeur : Vintage
ISBN-13 : 9780307379726
Libération : 2010-07-02

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A New York Times Notable Book A stunningly original exploration of the ties that bind us to the beautiful, ancient, astoundingly accomplished, largely unknown, and unfathomably different species with whom we share the world. For as long as humans have existed, insects have been our constant companions. Yet we hardly know them, not even the ones we’re closest to: those that eat our food, share our beds, and live in our homes. Organizing his book alphabetically, Hugh Raffles weaves together brief vignettes, meditations, and extended essays, taking the reader on a mesmerizing exploration of history and science, anthropology and travel, economics, philosophy, and popular culture. Insectopedia shows us how insects have triggered our obsessions, stirred our passions, and beguiled our imaginations. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Sphinx and the Secret Atlantis Hall of Records

Titre : The Sphinx and the Secret Atlantis Hall of Records
Auteur : Erick Surcouf
Éditeur : Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency
ISBN-13 : 9781681818269
Libération :

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Are we the survivors of a highly evolved vanished civilization? One that preserved the essence of its high technology in a Hall of Records located under the Giza plateau? Professor Allan Parker, an American Egyptologist, makes an incredible discovery in Giza, and he’s not afraid to take on the huge political and religious consequences implicated by his amazing finding. In spite of the danger involved, the professor asks one of his former students, Patrick Marshall, to assist him with the find. But when Patrick arrives in Cairo, the professor has mysteriously vanished. The Sphinx and the Secret Atlantis Hall of Records kicks into high gear as Patrick is plunged into numerous strange intrigues. With the help of journalist Kim Ventura, they infiltrate scientific and religious circles where evidence about mysterious ancient history and civilizations emerge. Between infiltration and espionage, treason and manipulation, the two partners try to find the truth. When put under pressure by a secret society representing a World Order, will these fantastic revelations once again be shrouded in secrecy? In this stunning novel that mixes suspense, adventure, conspiracies, and deep teachings, scientific consciousness suggests a New World is coming … but is it too late?

Le Grand Orchestre des Animaux

Titre : Le Grand Orchestre des Animaux
Auteur : Bernie Krause
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : 2869251211
Libération : 2016-07-01

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De juillet 2016 à janvier 2017, la Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain présente Le Grand Orchestre des Animaux, une exposition conçue à partir du travail de Bernie Krause. Bio-acousticien, scientifique et musicien américain, Bernie Krause a, depuis près de cinquante ans, collecté plus de 5?000 heures d'enregistrements sonores d'habitats naturels sauvages, terrestres et marins, incluant plus de 15?000 espèces animales. L'approche de Bernie Krause est unique. Il révèle la beauté et la complexité des vocalisations animales aujourd'hui menacées par l'activité humaine, et nous conjure de tendre une oreille attentive avant que le silence ne s'installe au coeur du grand orchestre des animaux. L'exposition invite le public à écouter une sélection des plus beaux enregistrements réalisés par Bernie Krause en Afrique, en Amérique et au plus profond des océans, à travers une expérience émotionnelle et sensorielle hors du commun. Dialoguant silencieusement avec le grand orchestre de Bernie Krause, des oeuvres d'artistes contemporains offrent une réflexion visuelle sur notre rapport au monde animal et sur la place de l'animal dans nos sociétés humaines. Exploration sonore et visuelle du monde naturel, l'exposition Le Grand Orchestre des Animaux plonge le public au coeur de la beauté du monde naturel et propose une réflexion sur les grandes questions environnementales du XXIe siècle et sur les raisons qui ont mené l'homme à entrer dans ce que l'on appelle aujourd'hui la "sixième extinction". Le catalogue publié à cette occasion constitue une exploration esthétique, scientifique et philosophique du monde animal. Il propose au lecteur de découvrir le travail de Bernie Krause et de mener une réflexion sur les enjeux liés à la préservation de la biodiversité à travers de nombreux textes de spécialistes. Réunissant photographies, cartes, schémas, sonogrammes ainsi que les oeuvres des artistes présentés dans l'exposition, cet ouvrage est un véritable manifeste pour la sauvegarde de la beauté des écosystèmes.

An Inordinate Fondness for Beetles

Titre : An Inordinate Fondness for Beetles
Auteur : Arthur V. Evans
Éditeur : Univ of California Press
ISBN-13 : 0520223233
Libération : 2000

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Shows and describes the characteristics of beetles.

The Great Animal Orchestra

Titre : The Great Animal Orchestra
Auteur : Bernie Krause
Éditeur : Profile Books
ISBN-13 : 9781847658531
Libération : 2012-04-01

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Bernie Krause is the world's leading expert in natural sound. Beginning by recording the sound of wheat growing in a Kansas field, he has spent the last 40 years recording ecological soundscapes and the sounds of over 15,000 species. Due to human actions, half of the wild soundscapes he has on tape no longer exist. Krause divides natural sound into three categories. Biophony is the sound made by animals and plants, like the shrimp whose underwater clicks are equivalent to a Boeing 727 taking off. Geophony is natural sound - made by wind, water and rain - which led different tribes to have different musical scales. And anthrophony is human-generated sound, which as it has rapidly increased has affected animals - for instance, causing disoriented whales to become beached. In The Great Animal Orchestra Krause invites us to listen through his ears to all three as he showcases singing trees, contrasting coasts, and the roar of the modern world. Just as streetlights engulf the stars, human noise is drowning out the sounds of nature, and our focus on the visual today blinds us to this. The Great Animal Orchestra shows why it is vital we preserve our remaining natural soundscapes - and will make you hear the world entirely differently. Loved by experts from E. O. Wilson to Norman Lebrecht, this unique book - now out in paperback, combines music and cultural history with science to appeal to everyone from David Attenborough fans to music lovers.

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.

My Country Tonight

Titre : My Country Tonight
Auteur : Josue Guébo
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : 0900575905
Libération : 2016-10-15

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Poetry. African Studies. Translated by Todd Fredson. "Josu� Gu�bo's MY COUNTRY, TONIGHT offers English- language readers their first sustained encounter with one of the important contemporary poets of the Ivory Coast and Francophone Africa. Translated with superb nuance and verve by Todd Fredson, who also provides an insightful introduction to the collection, Gu�bo's poems present a stirring, condensed and often ironic vision of his country's long colonial and post- independence struggle for cultural, political and economic sovereignty, against the power-plays of the neoliberal West and global capitalism. Both lyric and polemic, MY COUNTRY, TONIGHT, by 'tear[ing] the names open for us,' adds new depth to our post-colonial understanding of recent Ivorian history and enriches our appreciation of African poetry today."—John Keene

The Garden Book

Titre : The Garden Book
Auteur : Brian Castro
Éditeur : Kaya
ISBN-13 : 188503007X
Libération : 2015-04-28

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Brian Castro's award-winning novel, "The Garden Book," is a meditation on loneliness, addiction and exploitation. Set in the years between the Depression and the Second World War in Australia's Dandenong Ranges, it follows the emotionally turbulent life of the beautiful Swan Hay (born Shuang He)--her marriage to the passionate yet brutal Darcy Damon, her love affair with the aviator Jasper Zenlin and her rise to literary fame overseas after her poetry is translated into French without her knowledge. Fifty years after her disappearance into institutions and a life of poverty and despair, Norman Shih--a rare-book librarian and "expert in self-effacement"--begins to piece together the life and losses of Swan. Tracking down clues from guesthouse libraries, antiquarian bookshops and Swan's own haunted writings, Shih fills out a portrait of early twentieth-century Australian lives wracked by modernist impulses of racial prejudice.