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Environmental Studies And Disaster Management

S Ponmani (Author) V S Bharathi (Author)

The book covers 31 major topics of environmental studies & disaster management, i.e. definition, scope and importance of environmental studies. Natural resources (Renewable and non-renewable resources) and associated problems, the role of an individual in conservation of natural resources, equitable use of resources for sustainable lifestyles. Concept of an ecosystem, structure and function of an ecosystem, energy flow in the ecosystem, ecological succession, food chains, food webs and ecological pyramids. Biodiversity and its conservation, bio-geographical classification of India, the value of biodiversity, biodiversity at global, national and local levels, hot-spots of biodiversity, threats to biodiversity, in-situ and ex-situ conservation of biodiversity. Environmental pollution- Air pollution, water pollution, soil pollution, marine pollution, noise pollution, thermal pollution, nuclear hazards - definition, cause, effects and control measures, solid waste management, the role of an individual in prevention of pollution and pollution case studies. Social issues and the environment, environmental acts and public awareness, Human population and the environment. Natural disasters- meaning, nature, their types and effects. Manmade disaster - meaning, nature, their types and effects. Disaster effect and management at national and global levels.   

Contents: 1. Multidisciplinary nature of environmental studies. 2. Forest resource. 3. Water resources. 4. Mineral resources. 5. Effects of modern agriculture. 6. Land resources. 7. Ecosystems. 8. Forest ecosystem. 9. Aquatic ecosystem.10. Biodiversity and its conservation. 11. Biodiversity at global, national, and local levels.12. Endangered and endemic species of India. 13. Air and noise pollution. 14. Water and soil pollution. 15. Marine, nuclear and thermal pollution. 16. Solid waste management. 17. Role of an individual in prevention of pollution. 18. Water conservation, rain water harvesting and watershed management. 19. Acid rain, ozone layer and nuclear accidents. 20. Environment protection act. 21. Enforcement of environmental legislation. 22. Environment and human health. 23. Disaster management. 24. Cyclone, earthquakes, landslides, avalanches. 25. Volcanic eruptions, heat and cold waves, climatic change. 26. Manmade disasters. 27. Road accidents, rail accidents, air accidents, sea accidents. 28. International strategy for disaster reduction. 29. Role of NGOs, community based organizations and media in disaster management. 30. Central, state, district and local administration in disaster management. 31. Armed forces in disaster.  

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Title Environmental Studies And Disaster Management
Format Softcover
Date published: 05.08.2019
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Agrobios (India)
Language: English
isbn 9788194138723
length 340p.