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People and Environment

V.K. Prabhakar (Editor)
Synopsis The environmental destruction that has followed is making the lives of people humanly impossible, particularly of women who have to fetch daily household needs from the immediate environment. To survive, the poor often have no alternative but to turn upon the very environment with which they lived in full harmony in the immediate past. The key question for expert and lay person is: can lands support such a large and growing population? This is where the ‘carrying capacity’ comes in. It is the number of people or animals that an area of land can support on a sustainable basis. Population growth has adverse impact on environment due to excessive encroachment on nature. Various crucial issues pertaining to topic are described in this book.
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About the author

V.K. Prabhakar

Dr. V.K. Prabhakar has worked on varied vital issues of environmental science. Widely known for his contribution for writing several books on ecology and environment, he is also well known for creating environmental awareness programme and clean-up campaign by involving more and more school children in India. He is actively engaged with a mission to create employment opportunities for every person in the country by tackling two important problems: employment and pollution.

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Bibliographic information

Title People and Environment
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2001
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 8126109211
length viii+270p., Tables; 23cm.