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Environmental Hazards: Plants and People

Muhammad Iqbal (Author) Prem Shankar Srivastava (Author) Tariq Omar Siddiqi (Author)
Synopsis The book in hand, comprising 27 chapters prepared by leading subject experts in the country, addresses the diversities of environmental contamination, evaluates the problems and disturbances which they cause to the biotic as well as abiotic components of the ecosystem, and indicates strategies that are being developed to salvage the situation.  The chapters dealing with the general aspects of environment and pollution are given in the beginning, followed by those which are relatively more specialized and elucidate specific effects of the environmental components on flora, fauna and materials.  Some chapters demonstrate as to how plants respond to the varying environmental scenario, how they tend to adapt to the existing conditions and how these can serve as pollution indicators.  A few chapters deal with the relevant techniques that can be useful in impact assessment, resource conservation, recovery of energy and material, and quality improvement.  Some of the chapters address the interaction of environmental components with pathogen behaviour and disease development.  At the end are these chapters dealing with management of environmental stresses and conservation of healthy environment.  A brief summary has been provided at the front of each chapter so as to give readers a general idea of the major contents of the related text.  The book, on the whole, caters to the interest of not only science students and environmentalists but of all those who have a concern for ecological balance, environmental health and global social welfare.  In the absence of any authentic and easy to understand text on environmental stress, as it is today, this book should also turn out as an attractive textbook for the undergraduate as well as postgraduate students of environmental biology and environmental chemistry.
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About the authors

Muhammad Iqbal

Dr. Muhammad Iqbal, Professor of Botany at Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, specializes in developmental and environmental botany.  He has to his credit some 200 research publications, 20 popular articles and five books.  He is a Fellow of the Linnean Society of London, the United Writers Association, National Environmental Science Academy, Indian Botanical Society and the Academy of Environmental Biology and has received HL Chakravarty Award (1986) of ISCA, Al-Biruni Award (1988) of MAAS and the World Environmental Congress Award (1997).  He has visited South Korea under INSA International Scientists Exchange Programme, and delivered talks in the universities of Hong Kong, Japan and Malaysia.

Prem Shankar Srivastava

Dr. P.S. Srivastava, Professor of Bio-technology at Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, specializes in plant biotechnology.  He has worked as Visiting Scientist in Germany and as Guest Scientist in Holland.  He has a research experience of 33 years and a teaching experience of 30 years.  HE has published over 80 research papers and review articles and has already authored three books.  He has participated in a number of conferences/symposia in India and abroad.

Tariq Omar Siddiqi

Dr. Tariq Omar Siddiqi, Senior Lecturer at Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, specializes in structural, medicinal and environmental botany.  He bagged a D.Sc. of International University of Medicine Alternative, Sri Lanka and a Silver Medal of the World Congress of Oriental Medicine and Yoga, Bangkok, Thailand in 1988.  He has published about 50 research papers and participated in more than a dozen conferences and seminars in India and abroad.

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Title Environmental Hazards: Plants and People
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2000
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8123906447
length xii+404p., Tables; Figures; References; Bibliography; Index; 26cm.