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By Théodore Monod, Jean-François Sers

Le désert Libyque, le plus aride de tous les déserts, situé de half et d'autre de los angeles frontière égypto-libyenne, est aussi le plus mystérieux. Ses secrets and techniques, enfouis sous les sables, captivent les scientifiques dès l. a. fin du XIXème siècle.
L'origine inconnue de fragments de verre, dispersés dans los angeles Grande Mer de sable, l. a. recherche de l'oasis perdue, l. a. découverte de vastes dépôts de jarres sont autant d'énigmes qui poussent Théodore Monod à arpenter cette partie orientale du Sahara.
Cet ouvrage, placé sous sa path, décrit le paysage, los angeles faune, l. a. flore, le peuplement préhistorique et l'histoire de l'exploration de ce lieu magique.

Cet ouvrage, placé sous l. a. path de Théodore Monod, a été écrit par Jean-François Sers, ancien grand reporter (L'Aurore, Le Figaro).
Nous remercions Edmond Diemer, auteur du chapitre « Le peuplement au temps de l'homme préhistorique » et des encadrés consacrés aux « Dunes voyageuses » et aux « Datations », ainsi que Jean Fabre, géologue, directeur de recherche honoraire au CNRS, pour los angeles rédaction de l'encadré « Géologie ». Anne Guintini, journaliste de L'Équipe journal, a recueilli les propos de Théodore Monod, cités dans les encadrés « Un botaniste insatiable », « Flore et faune », « Voyageur au lengthy cours », «À los angeles recherche des thousands d'années », « Sauvons le désert ! » et « Homme de plume ».

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To these sources of possible bias in fear we can add the anxiety most people feel about their animal bodies and the vulnerabilities they entail. A lot of research shows that people feel disgust at hu35 t h e n e w r e l i g i o u s i n t o l e r a n c e man waste products and corpses, and animals or animal products relevantly like those (sticky, slimy, smelly, oozy). ” Jews, Muslims, ­women, gays and lesbians, African Americans, members of the lower castes in the Hindu caste hierarchy—all have in some ways and at some times been viewed as hyper-­animal and as close (somehow, through some fantasy) to the waste products people shrink from in themselves: they are smelly, they remind us of feces and blood.

To single out people on the basis of their religion or ethnicity is always prob­lematic, because it risks stigmatizing a group and exacerbating tensions. For that reason, it’s best for intelligence to be fine-­grained rather than crude, best, for example, for security workers not to stop ev­ery­one named Ali because the name Ali is on a no-­ fly list, and certainly not to stop all Muslims qua Muslims, a policy as in­ef­fi­cient as it is stigmatizing. Errors and insults of many types are by now legion, and they are in­ef­fic­ ient, both because they are based on crude information and because they alienate members of the community who could be highly valuable sources of intelligence.

First and most im­por­tant, the appeal to fear was based on the latest and most accurate sci­en­tific evidence. Second, the danger was characterized in an accurate and undistorted way—as a large hurricane, not as divine punishment for same-­sex marriage or any of the grotesque other things that were said at the time. Third, it 40 fear: a narcissistic emotion was based on a conception of well-­being with which nobody could argue: life and safety, both one’s own and that of loved ones, should be ranked above mere habit or con­ve­nience.

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