Books on Mururoa and Fangatofa atolls. Answer to mschultz
Bernard A. THOMASSIN
thomassi at com.univ-mrs.fr
Thu Mar 21 05:03:29 EST 1996
As coral reef ecologist quiet well known since near 30 years in our coral reef communinity, and as member of the
scientific council of the "Direction des Centres d'Exprimentations nuclaires" (with my friend Prof. Bernard
SALVAT, and other french scientists involve in studies), head of the nuclear tests in Mururoa and Fangataufa atolls, I
have to inform you that you could find revelant informations on these atolls and the nuclear tests in the 3 books
published by the Ministre de la Dfense/DIRCEN and the scientific editor MASSON, ed. in Paris, Milan &
These 3 books (a 4rth is in preparartion) are entitled :
"Les atolls de Mururoa et de Fangataufa (Polynsie franaise".
Tome 1. 1993. Gologie, Ptrologie, Hydrogologie, dification et volution des difices. (= Geology, petrology,
building and evolution of the edifice) by G. GUILLE, G. GOUTIERE, J.F. SORNEIN, with coll. of D. BUIGHES, C.
GUY, A. GACHON : 168 pp. 82 fig. ISBN n : 2-11-087427-9.
(this volume deals with the hydrogeological problems of atolls)
Tome 2. 1995. Les exprimentations nuclaires. Effets mcaniques, lumino-thermiques, lectromagnetiques.(= The
nuclear tests. Mecanical, ligh-thermic and electromagnetic effect) by J. BOUCHEZ, R. LECOMTE, with the coll. of
J. BRUGIES, Ch. GUERRINI, J.F. SORNEIN, J.-L. PLANTET, E. BLANC : 189 pp., >16 fig. ISBN n : 2-225-
Tome 3. 1995. Le milieu vivant et son volution.(= The living environment and its evolution) by J.P. BABLET, B.
GOUT, G. GOUTIERE, with the coll. of J.Y. TREGUIER, F. POIRRIER and H. TYMEN : 307 pp., 87 fig. ISBN n :
The first issues of these well documented books (written for scientist and graduate student levels) are in french (of
course !), but english issues are published or in preparation.
But I know from my experience, that when a scientist want to read an interesting book or paper he could always ask
the help of colleague, or a foreingh student in stage in the lab., university, and so on...to have a short translation.
So before to discuss, please get the informations..."at the fount of the knowledge".
Sincerely yours and Best regards to all knowing me.
Bernard A. Thomassin
Bernard A. THOMASSIN
Centre d'Ocanologie de Marseille (CNRS-URA n 41),
Station marine d'Endoume,
traverse de la Batterie des Lions,
13007 Marseille, France.
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