• Au début des années 1970, après des études de chimie et un doctorat, Patrick Moore s'engage avec quelques amis activistes dans la lutte contre les essais atmosphériques de la bombe H américaine. Equipés d'un simple bateau de pêche, ils parviennent, grâce à un sens aigu de la communication et à leur audace, à donner une audience médiatique exceptionnelle à leur cause. Ce fut l'acte de naissance de Greenpeace.
    Devenu l'un des dirigeants principaux de la jeune organisation, Patrick Moore poursuit le combat contre les essais nucléaires mais lance aussi ses amis dans de nouvelles luttes, toujours non violentes, au nom du respect des animaux : contre la tuerie industrielle des baleines, contre le massacre des bébés phoques ou contre la pêche aux filets dérivants.
    Mais au milieu des années 1980, il constate que les autres directeurs de l'ONG ont développé une vision de l'écologie radicalement différente de celle qui prévalait aux débuts  :  du souci de préserver l'existence des êtres humains dans la nature, avec la nature, ils étaient passés au soupçon, voire à la mise en accusation permanente de l'Homme. Ils avaient choisi de mener un combat politique, idéologique en laissant la science de côté. En 1986, Patrick Moore quitta donc Greenpeace pour s'investir dans des structures constructives, prêtes à aider au changement de façon rationnelle.
    Dans ce livre passionnant, nourri d'expériences et de rencontres uniques, il montre pourquoi les écologistes radicaux actuels doivent revoir leurs certitudes car, sur de nombreux sujets qui leur sont chers (OGM, herbicides, chlore, nucléaire civil, sylviculture, énergies...), la science a montré qu'elle est un atout fantastique et non un ennemi. Pour le plus grand bénéfice de l'environnement et des milliers d'espèces, dont la nôtre, qui vivent sur notre belle planète.

  • The Amateur Astronomer

    Patrick Moore

    • Springer
    • 31 Juillet 2006

    any popular books upon astronomy have been written during the Mpast few years, but most of them cater either for the casual dabbler who is content to learn from the depths of his armchair or else for the serious amateur who already knows the main facts.What I have done, or tried to do, is to strike a happy mean. This book has been aimed at the needs of the beginner who knows nothing whatsoever,but who is nevertheless anxious to make a start with what equipment he can collect at limited cost. All astronomers,professional or amateur,were beginners once,and all have had to draw upon the experience of those who have learned before them.I feel some dif?dence about offering myself as a guide,but at least I have one quali?cation: in my early days as an observer I made almost every mistake that it is possible to make! This explains the frequent occurrence of such phrases as "I once saw...."and "I rem- ber that when I...." I hope therefore that what I have written may prevent others from falling into the same ridiculous traps.

  • The Observer's Year

    Patrick Moore

    For this new edition, the text has been brought fully up to date - and the period covered is from 2005 to 2010. Inevitably, this has meant that large sections of the book have been completely rewritten. Much has happened since the ?rst edition was published in 1998. Patrick Moore December 2004 v 00-OY2e_PRE(i-xvi).qxd 14/2/05 2:03 PM Page vii Contents Preface. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . v Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ix Phases of the Moon 2005-2010 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xii January . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 February . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 March. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 April. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 May . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 June . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155 July . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181 August. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209 September. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 237 October . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265 November. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295 December. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 325 Appendix A: The 88 Constellations. . . . . . . . . . . . 351 Appendix B: Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353 Appendix C: The Greek Alphabet. . . . . . . . . . . . . 363 Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 365 vii 00-OY2e_PRE(i-xvi).qxd 14/2/05 2:03 PM Page ix Introduction It was once said that `the night sky always looks much the same'. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. There are 365 days in each year (366 in a Leap Year!), and from an astronomical point of view no two are alike.

  • The Sky at Night

    Patrick Moore

    • Springer
    • 1 Novembre 2010

    When I became the producer of the Sky at Night in 2002, I was given some friendly advice: "It's a quiet little programme, not much happens in astronomy." How wrong they were! It's been a hectic and enthralling time ever since:, with missions arriving at distant planets; new discoveries in our Universe; and leaps in technology, which mean amateurs can take pictures as good as the Hubble Space Telescope. What a privilege it is to work on a programme with such a huge heritage! I am constantly amazed looking back at the flotilla of excellent programmes which have gone out over the past five decades. The Sky at Night has always been at the sharp end of science broadcasting, whether it's showing the first view from the far side of the Moon or pictures of a new comet which has swept into our sky. Viewers can depend on Sir Patrick to tell them the latest news and explain what it means. It's an outstanding achievement and Sir Patrick still holds the world record for being the same presenter on the longest running TV programme. Our guests love coming down to Farthings, Sir Patrick's home. For them, me- ing him is like meeting their astronomical hero. Over the past five decades, the Sky at Night has managed to talk to the space scientists and astronomers making the landmark discoveries. No matter how busy they are, they make room for Sir Patrick.

  • Découvrez huit romans policier thrillers dans le cadre de l'opération promotionnelle Serial lecteurs 2016 , par huit auteurs invités au salon Quais du Polar de Lyon ! 12-21 vous offre les premiers chapitres de huit romans policiers et thrillers, par les auteurs stars du catalogue, invités au salon Quais du Polar de Lyon : - Concerto pour quatre mains, Paul Colize, - Le pas du renard, Claude Izner, - Black-out, John Lawton, - Black coffee, Sophie Loubière, - La femme sans tête, Viviane Moore, - Le vide, Patrick Sénécal, - Les sirènes noires, Jean-Marc Souvira, - Pandemia, Franck Thilliez.

  • Astronomy with a Budget Telescope, 2nd Edition is a complete introduction to buying and using a low-cost amateur astronomical telescope. It provides essential hints and tips about what to look for when buying on a budget - the best are now excellent value, but they all lack an astronomer's advice about setting them up and using them.Astronomy with a Budget Telescope was first published in 2003, since then technology has moved on substantially. The main factors are first the availability of fairly inexpensive computer-controlled "go-to" telescopes which after setting up can automatically locate any celestial objects with reasonable accuracy. Second, digital cameras have now almost completely displaced "wet" film cameras, and some of them are particularly well-suited to astronomical use. Third, prices are down and quality is up!This new edition is revised and extended to include using a low-cost "go-to" telescope - there are various pitfalls to be avoided - and how this class of instrument can make amateur astronomy more accessible to those with limited time at their disposal. It also discusses the new breed of mid-range digital cameras that include powerful on-board processing and image enhancement software that used to be available only to people with advanced astronomical CCD cameras. Finally, there are detailed reviews and test reports on some of the budget telescopes that are available on Main Street and by mail order.

  • Ongoing research in nanotechnology promises both innovations and risks, potentially and profoundly changing the world. This book helps to promote a balanced understanding of this important emerging technology, offering an informed and impartial look at the technology, its science, and its social impact and ethics. Nanotechnology is crucial for the next generation of industries, financial markets, research labs, and our everyday lives; this book provides an informed and balanced look at nanotechnology and its social impact Offers a comprehensive background discussion on nanotechnology itself, including its history, its science, and its tools, creating a clear understanding of the technology needed to evaluate ethics and social issues Authored by a nanoscientist and philosophers, offers an accurate and accessible look at the science while providing an ideal text for ethics and philosophy courses Explores the most immediate and urgent areas of social impact of nanotechnology

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