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Indian Estuaries

Utpal Bhaumik (Author) M.K. Mukhopadhyay (Author) N.P. Shrivastava (Author) A.P. Sharma (Author)

From college and university students, to researchers, policy makers, managers and also nature lovers of the country and abroad, the book fulfills their long awaited demands for a publication which combines all the existing and new, updated research in an engaging way, making reading and understand more interesting. Consisting of 260 pages, the book has numerous graphics and diagrammatic illustrations, colored photo plates and maps, providing a knowledge bank on ecology, fisheries and mankind effects on Indian estuaries. Starting from definition of estuary, process of formation and classification of estuaries on the basis of salinity and climatic conditions, the book goes on to cover more complex aspects such as circulation, sedimentation, residence time and stratification in estuaries. Physio-chemical and biological properties have been discussed in general along with food-web observed in the estuaries. Resource potential of different Geo-Climatic zones has been described with diagrammatic presentation of important estuaries wherever possible. Apart from several biological, ecological and other factors affecting fisheries and estuaries, management issues for estuaries have also been dealt with in the publication. Resource conservation, policies and planning have elaborate presentations along with examples and cases studies from various countries of the world. The book satisfies all technical, managerial and geographical questions from the curious mind.

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About the author

A.P. Sharma

A.P. Sharma, born at Dholpur, Rajasthan on 25th Dec., 1932, graduated from Agra College at Jaipur and obtained post-graduate degree in English literature. He also obtained post-graduate degrees in Education and Philosophy in 1966 and 1969 respectively, as also Ph.D. in Eduation and Philosophy from the Rajasthan University. After serving the Department of Education in Rajasthan University for almost 15 years, he procedded to Nigeria to join Sokoto University as a Senior Lecturer and became Associate Reader at the University before he left for India around 1985. The same year, he was appoionted Principal of RMV College of Education at Udaipur. After a couple of years, he shifted to IASE Vidhabhawan, Udaipur and joined there as a Professor of Educatioinal Philosophy. Later on, he also visited Willamette University at Salem, Orewgon, USA. So far he has written 22 books and 65 articles. He has guided seven Ph.D. scholars successfully.

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Title Indian Estuaries
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.2015
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170750903, 9788170750901
length 247p., Illustrations; Colour; Maps; 25cm.