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Environmental Degradation and Protection (In 2 Volumes)

K K Singh (Editor) Vinod Singh (Editor) Alka Tomar (Editor) A.K. Singh (Editor)
Synopsis The problem of degradation of environment due to excessive and reckless exploitation and unscientific management of natural resource has emerged as a challenge at the global level. The soil, water and air serve as major abiotic environmental sinks for the pesticides, industrial effluents, urban wastes and radioactive wastes. The pollution of these abiotic components, ultimately, endangers the very survival of modern civilization. Thus, abatement of environmental degradation and protection of natural resources in an absolute imperative for attaining the goal of sustainable development. The present book provides a comprehensive and authoritative account from viewpoints of ecology, toxicology, chemistry, botany, biochemistry, soil science and biotechnology as well as impact of environmental degradation on man and biosphere. It contains chapters on various aspects of environmental degradation, technologies for resource conservation and equipments and tools for restoration of degraded ecosystems. The book contains 19 chapters. It has been divided into two volumes. It serves as a unique reference material on the state of art of the environmental degradation and its conservation. It contains chapters that are thought provoking and yet presented in readable form.
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About the authors

K K Singh

K.K. Singh did his B.Sc (Ag.) Hons, M.Sc. (Ag.) in Agricultural Chemistry and Soil Science in first division from Agra University, Agra and M.Phil and Ph.D. in Applied Chemistry from AMU, Aligarh. He availed UGC-JRF during his M.Phil, and Ph.D. studies. He qualified GATE-91 examination with an overall percentile score of 91.55. He qualified at a National Eligibility Test in Soil Sci.-Soil Chem. Fert. And Microb. In 1995 and NET-1997 in Soil Sci.-Soil Physics/Soil and Water Conservation organized by Agricultural Scientist Recruitment Board, New Delhi. He joined the Department of Agriculture, Got. Of Rajasthan in 1993 as Asst. Agril. Research Officer (Chem.) in a Gazetted position and presently working at Project Directorate (Research), Agriculture and Soil Survey, Krishi Bhavan, Bikaner. He has also served as Asst. Professor (Soil and Water Conservation) for a short stint at Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (RARS, Leh), Srinagar. He has 30 research papers, 45 articles, 20 chapters and 6 books published to his credit. He is also a recipient of ARIC 'Crop Research Award-1997' for his significant contribution for promoting literature in the field of agriculture, 20th Century 'Young Agricultural Scientist National Award', and 'Best Paper Award'. He has attended a number of national/international seminars/conferences/workshops and presented papers. He was a member of Editorial Board of J. Crop Research from 2001 to 2003. He is a Life Member of Indian Science Congress Association. He is also an expert of agricultural programmes broadcast from AIR, Bikaner.

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Vinod Singh

Dr. Vinod Singh is presently working as Lecturer in Geography at Govt. Dungar College, Bikaner.  He did his M.A. (Geography), M.Phil and PhD from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.  His field of interest is urban environmental and socio-economic problems.  He has been teaching physical and human geography and climatology to undergraduate as well as post-graduate classes.  He is awarded fellowship for his PhD fieldwork to Singapore by JNU, New Delhi.  He is currently executing a research project on Urban Wastes Management.

A.K. Singh

A.K. Singh is Assistant Professor (Agriculture) at North Eastern Regional Institute of Water and Land Management, Tezpur, Assam. He did his M.Sc. from Birsa Agricultural University, Ranchi, and Ph.D. from Visva Bharati Santiniketan. He is a recipient of University Fellowship, Department of Atomic Energy Fellowship and National Agricultural Technology Project Fellowship. He has published 16 research papers in national and international journals of repute and attended several seminars.

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Mandeep Singh, New York - very detailed book Jun, 15, 2009

Dr. Vinod is a very detailed oriented researcher, putting forward the issues of our environment and the actions to take for a suitable environment for mankind. I am very impressed with the hard work of the writers and publishers, now its the turn of the readers to read and put these perspectives in action or implementation.

Bibliographic information

Title Environmental Degradation and Protection (In 2 Volumes)
Format Hardcover
Date published: 28.06.2007
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788190455138
length xiv+314p., Tables; Figures; References; 23cm.