christine laverne et Georges bronner

A la conquĂŞte des grands fonds

What does the deep ocean look like? What is the sea floor made of and what structures exist there? What special tools had to be invented to study this huge area that has long been inaccessible to geologists and geographers? The submarine “terra incognita” covers two-thirds of the earth’s surface and has always stimulated the … Lire la suite…

Forages sous le pacifique

Through this book written in the spirit of a travellogue, the author wishes to share her passion for deep-sea drilling cruises, all the nationalities represented on board, all the jobs, all the cored samples which land on the deck of the boat, the hours spent describing these rocks, the wonderful teamwork, smiles and daily “hi’s”, … Lire la suite…

Les volcans. Comment ça marche ?

Depuis plus de deux siècles, les volcans sont l’objet d’études scientifiques dĂ©taillĂ©es dont les rĂ©sultats sont aujourd’hui portĂ©s Ă  la connaissance de tout le monde, grâce au cinĂ©ma et Ă  la tĂ©lĂ©vision. MalgrĂ© cela, l’activitĂ© volcanique paraĂ®t encore bien mystĂ©rieuse, et suscite bien des idĂ©es fausses. Pourtant, les mĂ©canismes naturels qui sont Ă  l’origine des … Lire la suite…