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Development and Environment

Zahid Husain (Editor) S.K. Barik (Editor)
Synopsis This book deals with the development of 'geoenergy resources' and its impact on environment and man, especially of the Northeast India. We have to develop the geoenergy resources in such a way that it does not affect the potential of environment and that is the pint discussed in 25 papers contributed but the experts and scientists form different disciplines. These papers deal with the development of uranium, oil, gas and coal as sources of energy. Not only problems have been identified but practical solutions have also been given. Undoubtedly, the scientists, technocrats, planners and public leaders interested in energy, development and environment shall find this book not only interesting but valuable too.
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About the authors

Zahid Husain

Zahid Husain Qureshi (b. 1952), M.A. Ph.D. Geography (Udaipur). After working in a UNESCO project during 1975 he joined the Geomorphology Section, Central Arid Zone Research Institute (ICAR), Jodhpur as a Research Scholar in 1976. In the CAZRI he received further training in Geomorphology and Remote Sensing while doing research on decertification and prior/buried courses of the Saraswati River in the Thar Desert. Then he was involved for one year (1978-79) in doing research along with a team on palaeo-environment and archaeology of the Thar Desert while working in a UGC project as a Post-Doctoral Fellow of the Poona University at Deccan College, Pune. From October 1979 to March 1997 he carried out research on human ecology of the Northeast India as a Research Associate (Ecology), Anthropological Survey of India, Shillong. Since April 1997 he has been engaged in teaching and research in physical geography as a Reader at North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong. He specializes in geomorphology, environment, ecology and remote sensing. He is Life Member of a few academic societies and also associated with editing of some journals. Till now he was involved in completion of about 10 major research projects/topics, either jointly or individually, and has been able to publish 33 articles/papers in local, regional, national and international journals and books. He has edited a book – Environmental Degradation and Conservation in North East India (1996), and written a book on Geoecology of Kameng Himalaya (2002) to mark the occasion of UN ‘International Year of Mountains 2002’.

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S.K. Barik

Dr. S.K. Barik, is currently working a Professor of ecology with the department of Botany at North-Eastern Hill university, Shillong. He has been actively involved in research in the fields of ecology, biodiversity and natural resources management in the eight Himalayan states of north-east India. Four students have been awarded Ph.D. degree under his supervision and 6 students are working Ph.D. on various issues relating to ecology, natural; resource management and biodiversity. He has successfully completed several research projects in the fields of ecology, community forestry, biodiversity, environmental impact assessment and natural resources management, which were funded by international agencies, Mac Arthur Foundation, Community Forestry International and national Government agencies. Before joining NEHU, he worked as a Senior Scientist/Ecologist at the state Forest research Institute, Government of Arunachal Pradesh, Itanagar. He has been actively involved with the activities of the regional centre, national Afforestation and Eco development Board, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India at NEHU for the past 15 years and currently, he is the Joint Coordinator of the centre. He was selected as a LEAD Fellow in the year 2000. Based on his research findings, he has published more than 32 papers in scientific journals of national and international repute and has also authored 3 books and edited 2 books on various subjects relating to environment and natural resources management.

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Bibliographic information

Title Development and Environment
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 818749896X
length xxiii+307p., Tables; Figures; Maps; Bibliography; 23cm.