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Environmental Geology: Geo-Ecosystem Protection in Mining Areas

Rekha Ghosh (Author) D.S. Chatterjee (Author)
Synopsis Environmental awareness is not a new development in the history of human civilization. The cumulative effect gradually damaged the ecological balance of the habitats. Renewed awareness for environmental protection in the modern society culminated in the International Convention on Environmental Protection and Reclamation held at stockholm on June 5, 1972, under the auspices of the United Nations. The day was also declared as the World Environment Day. This book is a compilation of available information, output of research and field experiences of the authors on the subject, that includes techniques to protect the ecosystem and hence to prevent land degradation. It suggests some land-use management planning formation system and land-use planning and guidelines for mining areas by identifying the land use-land cover pattern determinants. The Government of India also recognized the importance of environmental protection and several statutes were passed by the Parliament. The adverse impacts of mining, visible in the form of land degradation, has been studied from different angles in a scientific perspective and the results arrived at are alarming.
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About the authors

Rekha Ghosh

Dr. (Mrs.) Rekha Ghosh an environmental geologist, born in 1941, did her Ph.D in Geology in 1968 from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. One of the first lady geologists in India, she worked in various coal fields including those in North-eastern India and Bihar. With 34 years of teaching and research experience in the field of Geology specially Environmental Geology, she has guided many research students and prepared hydrogeological and land-use management plans for mining projects. She has conducted several training programmes for Public Sector Mining Environmentalists. She has more than 90 scientific publications in journals and has contributed chapters in books including one published by Balkema, The Netherlands. Dr. Ghosh retired as a faculty member in the Centre of Mining Environment, Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad. She has been honoured with the Bharat Jyoti Award.

D.S. Chatterjee

Dr. D.S. Chatterjee obtained his Ph.D. from the Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad. Presently a Research Scientist in the School of Environmental Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, he has been involved in several R&D mining projects particularly on environmental protection in mining areas.

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Bibliographic information

Title Environmental Geology: Geo-Ecosystem Protection in Mining Areas
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8185589232
length xii+256p., Tables; Figures; Plates; References; Index; 25cm.