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Environment and Health

 
Arvind Kumar (Editor)
Synopsis Now-a-days the term "environment" has gained wide prevalence during the last decades only when 'Environmental Hazards' reached climax and its control was felt necessary for survival of all living flora and fauna including human beings. Now environmental education has become a significant part of educational system right from school level to top. Not only this, environmental science is now an independent and full-fledged discipline, because peoples have started to feel the impacts of environmental hazards. The present book is the compilation of 57 research articles of eminent environmental scientists. The main motto of the book is to highlight the spectrum of environmental hazards like biodegradation, toxicological effects, heavy metal pollution, effects of nitrogen and farmyard manure, assessment of noise pollution, influence of soil moisture regimes on periodical fruits, effect of micronutrients on growth and yield attributes, growth and development of weeds in saline sodic soil, effect of Fe, Mn and Zn on soil amendments etc. The present book is helpful in opening new vista in the field of environmental sciences. With its application -- oriented and interdisciplinary approach, the book would be immensely useful to everyone dealing with university teachers, academics, technocrats, politician, researchers and post graduate students.
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About the author

Arvind Kumar

Dr. Arvind Kumar (b. 23-03-1953), University Professor, Department of Zoology, S.K. University, Dumka has 24 years' experience as an outstanding teacher and researcher. He is a recipient of National Merit Scholarship all through his college and university years and got meritorial fellowship of CSIR, New Delhi. He has been awarded Professor W.A. Nizami Gold Medal by the Zoological Society of India in 2000during 11th annual Congress. He did his M. Sc. In Zoology in 1976 and Ph.D. in 1982 on Eco-Physiology of Aquatic Insect from Bhagalpur University. He has done pioneering work in the field of limnology, aquatic insect ecology, biodiversity, conservation and tribal ecology. Dr. Kumar has successfully guided more than 11 research scholars for Ph.D. and got more than 205 research articles and reviews published in reputed national and international journals. He has authored/ edited more than 15 books and is also on the Editorial Board of more than a dozen esteemed national and international journal. Dr Kumar is a fellow, life-member and member of number of organizations and is also working as office bearer of some of them. Dr. Kumar has charied a number of sessions of different seminars/ symposia. He was also made convener of the National Symposium organized by S.K. University in 1998. He has been invited to different Universities, such as, University of Madras, Chennai, Dr. R.M.L. Avadh University, Faizabad, etc. to deliver lectures' on different topics of Environmental Sciences. Presently, Dr. Kumar is the Charman of Board of Environment Impact Assessment & Ecoplanning, Jharkhand, President of Tribal Ecoconservation Society ad Secretary General of Society of Environmental Sciences. He is also the Chief Editor of Journal of Current Sciences and the Editor of Indian Journal of Environment and Ecoplanning. Professor Kumar has visited Switzerland, France, Germany, Italy & Vienna in 2005 and China, Japan & Singapore in 2006 in order to deliver lectures during international symposia.  He is a fellow, life member and member of number of organizations and is also working as office organizations and is also working as office bearer of some of them.  Dr. Kumar has chaired a number of sessions of different seminars/symposia in India and abroad.  He has been editing there international scientific journals at a time regularly since more than fifteen years and is Editor-in-Chief of The Ekologia , Chief Editor of Journal of Current Sciences & Editor of Indian Journal of Environment and Ecoplanning.  Dr. Kumar is also the hon'ble member, Jharkhand State Pollution Control Board, Ranchi.

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Bibliographic information

Title Environment and Health
Author Arvind Kumar
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8176486914
length xi+352p., Figures; Tables.