Environmental Studies

From Crisis to Cure

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ISBN:

9780199459759

Publication date:

18/11/2015

Paperback

360 pages

241.0x184.0mm

Price: 425.00 INR

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ISBN:

9780199459759

Publication date:

18/11/2015

Paperback

360 pages

241.0x184.0mm

Third Edition

R. Rajagopalan

The third edition of this popular textbook covers the latest (April 2015) syllabus of the Ability Enhancement Compulsory Course on Environmental Studies, prescribed by the University Grants Commission (UGC) under the new Choice-based Credit System. It also includes additional topics included in the syllabi of some universities.

Suitable for: Undergraduate students of all disciplines

Rights:  World Rights

Third Edition

R. Rajagopalan

Description

The third edition of this popular textbook covers the latest (April 2015) syllabus of the Ability Enhancement Compulsory Course on Environmental Studies, prescribed by the University Grants Commission (UGC) under the new Choice-based Credit System. It also includes additional topics included in the syllabi of some universities. The book is meant for undergraduates of all disciplines. Assuming very little background in mathematics or science, it gives a balanced presentation of the major issues and concerns related to the environment. This book will also be useful for those taking the UPSC civil services examinations, since it covers the ecology/environment topics of the preliminary and main examinations. The book discusses the major environmental problems we face today: runaway growth, imperilled ecosystems, disappearing forests, endangered species, dwindling natural resources, dangerous toxic wastes, green laws, and other such issues. It illustrates various problems, solutions, successes, and failures using more than 80 real-life case studies from India and elsewhere. Written in a student-friendly manner, the text is enriched with a large number of illustrations.

Third Edition

R. Rajagopalan

Table of contents

UNIT 1 INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES Chapter 1. The Global Environmental Crisis and Sustainable Development UNIT 2 ECOSYSTEMS Chapter 2. Ecosystems: Basic Concepts Chapter 3. Forest, Grassland, and Desert Ecosystems Chapter 4. Aquatic Ecosystems UNIT 3 RENEWABLE AND NON-RENEWABLE NATURAL RESOURCES Chapter 5. Water Resources Chapter 6. Energy Resources Chapter 7. Forest Resources Chapter 8. Land Resources UNIT 4 BIODIVERSITY Chapter 9. Introduction to Biodiversity Chapter 10. Biodiversity Conservation UNIT 5 ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION Chapter 11. Solid Waste Management Chapter 12. Water, Soil, and Marine Pollution Chapter 13. Air and Noise Pollution UNIT 6 ENVIRONMENTAL POLICIES AND PRACTICES Chapter 14. Climate Change, Ozone Depletion, and Acid Rain Chapter 15. Environmental Laws, Regulations, and Ethics UNIT 7 HUMAN COMMUNITIES AND THE ENVIRONMENT Chapter 16. Population Growth Chapter 17. Environment and Human Health Chapter 18. Disaster Management Chapter 19. Environment and Sustainable Development UNIT 8 PROJECT AND FIELD WORK Chapter 20. Project Work UNIT 9 CONCLUSION Chapter 21. Another World is Possible

Third Edition

R. Rajagopalan

Features

• Climate change as the integrating theme • New stories and additional topics • Updated and revised content in all the chapters with answers to objective questions • Additional web resources for students and instructors • Model test papers for university examinations as well as UPSC preliminary examinations Online Resources The following resources are available to support the faculty and students using this text: For Faculty • PowerPoint Slides For Students • Flashcard Glossary • Multiple Choice Questions

Description

The third edition of this popular textbook covers the latest (April 2015) syllabus of the Ability Enhancement Compulsory Course on Environmental Studies, prescribed by the University Grants Commission (UGC) under the new Choice-based Credit System. It also includes additional topics included in the syllabi of some universities. The book is meant for undergraduates of all disciplines. Assuming very little background in mathematics or science, it gives a balanced presentation of the major issues and concerns related to the environment. This book will also be useful for those taking the UPSC civil services examinations, since it covers the ecology/environment topics of the preliminary and main examinations. The book discusses the major environmental problems we face today: runaway growth, imperilled ecosystems, disappearing forests, endangered species, dwindling natural resources, dangerous toxic wastes, green laws, and other such issues. It illustrates various problems, solutions, successes, and failures using more than 80 real-life case studies from India and elsewhere. Written in a student-friendly manner, the text is enriched with a large number of illustrations.

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Table of contents

UNIT 1 INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES Chapter 1. The Global Environmental Crisis and Sustainable Development UNIT 2 ECOSYSTEMS Chapter 2. Ecosystems: Basic Concepts Chapter 3. Forest, Grassland, and Desert Ecosystems Chapter 4. Aquatic Ecosystems UNIT 3 RENEWABLE AND NON-RENEWABLE NATURAL RESOURCES Chapter 5. Water Resources Chapter 6. Energy Resources Chapter 7. Forest Resources Chapter 8. Land Resources UNIT 4 BIODIVERSITY Chapter 9. Introduction to Biodiversity Chapter 10. Biodiversity Conservation UNIT 5 ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION Chapter 11. Solid Waste Management Chapter 12. Water, Soil, and Marine Pollution Chapter 13. Air and Noise Pollution UNIT 6 ENVIRONMENTAL POLICIES AND PRACTICES Chapter 14. Climate Change, Ozone Depletion, and Acid Rain Chapter 15. Environmental Laws, Regulations, and Ethics UNIT 7 HUMAN COMMUNITIES AND THE ENVIRONMENT Chapter 16. Population Growth Chapter 17. Environment and Human Health Chapter 18. Disaster Management Chapter 19. Environment and Sustainable Development UNIT 8 PROJECT AND FIELD WORK Chapter 20. Project Work UNIT 9 CONCLUSION Chapter 21. Another World is Possible

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