The alarming rise in greenhouse gas and pollution level which has resulted in serious environmental and ecological harm is the biggest concern today. It has not only made the lives of mankind miserable but also threatens their very existence. Ecology and Environment has delved in depth on the subject and brings a broad perspective of the various issues. Following the curriculum of University Grants Commission, the book covers different types of ecosystem on the earth. It deals with the effective and sustainable use of natural resources which includes water, forest, mineral resources in the ground and productive land. The book explains the population trends in the world and India, and how it is impacting the environment. The role of public participation in promoting environmental sustainability is explored too.
Please note: This volume is Co-published with The Energy and Resources Institute Press, New Delhi. Taylor & Francis does not sell or distribute the Hardback in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka
Table of Contents
1. Multidisciplinary Nature of Environmental Studies 2. Sustainable Ecosystems 3. Natural Resources 4. Biodiversity 5. Population and its Impact 6. Pollution, Sources, and Effects 7. Social Issues and Public Participation to Minimize Impacts of Development 8. Climate Change and its Impacts 9.Environmental Legislation and Enforcement 10. Education for Environmental Awareness 11. Projects and Activities 12. Indian and International Case Studies
R N Bhargava is Chairman cum Managing Director of Ecomen Laboratories Pvt. Ltd, a Lucknow based company providing expertise in all aspects of Environment and Forestry.
Rajaram is a geotechnical and environmental engineer with 41 years of work experience in the United States, Canada, and India.
Keith Olson has a BS degree from Rocky Mountain College in Montana and a MS from New Mexico Highlands University in USA. Besides teaching, Mr Olson has been active in numerous environmental organizations.
Lynn Tiede is a National Board Certified, New York City public school teacher with 20 years of experience, teaching social studies, civics, and environmental education. Ms Tiede has worked tirelessly to green her school, local East Harlem community, and NYC.