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Development and the Changing Global Environment

Rajiv K. Sinha (Author)
Synopsis Development and environment was a major issue of the 20th century and the debate continues in the 21st century. The economic development programs based on 'fossil fuel economy' essential to deliver a minimum quality of life to people, is also threatening their existence. Mankind is caught in a vicious circle of 'economic development vis-à-vis environmental degradation'. In the name of development, the world today produces more instruments to 'kill' rather than 'cure'; spends thousands times more resources on building of 'weapons of mass destruction' than on all economic programs for human development -to eradicate poverty, hunger, and malnutrition. Environmental degradation and economic decline (aggravating poverty) feed on each other, and the fate of the poor and the fate of the planet (Earth) have become tightly entwined. Economic deprivation and environmental degradation thwarts all efforts towards sustainable development. Although the desirability of development is universally recognized, recent years have witnessed rising concern whether the environmental degradation will limit development, thus impairing the quality of life of present and the future generations too. The book unravel some of these issues. This book will definitely serve not only as an excellent reference material but also as a practical guide for the teachers, research workers, students and environmentalists.
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About the author

Rajiv K. Sinha

Dr. Rajiv K. Sinha, Ph.D., is currently ‘Senior Research Fellow’ at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia. He started his career as a lecturer in ‘botany’ at A.N. College, Patna in 1971, after completing his Master’s at Patna University. He did his Ph.D. from University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, where he taught ‘human ecology’ and ‘environmental sciences’ from 1988 to 1999 before shifting to Australia. Dr. Sinha has published over 70 papers and 9 books to date. He has supervised 7 Ph.D. scholars and over 100 PG students, a number of them on issues related to sustainable agriculture. He is a well traveled scholar and has visited Canada, England, Germany, Iceland and Switzerland in academic connections.

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Bibliographic information

Title Development and the Changing Global Environment
Format Hardcover
Date published: 21.07.2007
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Pointer Publishers
Language: English
isbn 8171324983
length xx+324p., Tables; References; Index; 25cm.