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Environmental Awareness and Education

Debabrata Das Gupta (Editor)

The question - "what is the moral significance of the very doing of science" brings many several closely related enquiries. The value embedded in any scientific method do not always implicitly embrace the significance of human relations to the natural world. Convergence between ecology, ethics, economics and other allied sciences (encom-passing issues of environment) is also recognized. Environment has become the central point of global concern the quality of environment is affected by production and consumption activities of people. Moreover, society's welfare with its economic activities is also governed by environment. In this context, 'Environmental Management' covering the aspects of 'Environmental Awareness and Education' concentrates. This book, against the common feature of global atmosphere due to global warming, resource degradation, ozone depletion, GHG and diminishing biological diversity covers the significance of environmental awareness and education at every walks of life. This is obviously against the background of population pressure, overall growth in farming front endangering the essential aspects of sustainable development. Environmental sustainability issues, on a holistic way, has also been included through discussion on traditional knowledge system. Besides, quantitative dimensions like Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), ecosystem management and environment management have also been dealt with.

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About the author

Debabrata Das Gupta

Professor Debabrata Das Gupta (b. 1943), presently reemployed Professor of Agricultural Extension was awarded the Ph.D. degree from University of Kalyani in 1969. He was Vice-Chancellor, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya from 2001-04. Professor Das Gupta headed the Department of Agricultural Extension, Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Statistics of Visva-Bharati for about six years and also served as Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, Visva-Bharati for two years (1994-96). Professor Das Gupta also coordinated the agricultural extension programmes of Visva-Bharati from 1980 to 2001. He has completed a number of major research and extension projects sponsored by ICAR, DST and Govt. of West Bengal. He has supervised the work of 19 Ph.D. scholars of different social science disciplines. He has to his credit 9 books including 6 edited volumes and over 160 research and professional papers. He has contributed about two dozen chapters in books. He has organized a number of national seminars/workshops/conferences and chaired several scientific sessions including 07 in foreign countries. His fields of specialization are Technology Transfer, Rural Development, Agricultural Communication and Indigenous Knowledge System. Professor Das Gupta served as the member of the Governing Body, ICAR (2002-04). Presently he is actively associated with a number Institutes/Organisations as chairman/member. To name a few are Chairman of Research Advisory Committee of Central Sericulture Board, Eastern & North Eastern Regions, Vice-Chairman of HRD Unit of KVIC (Gol) and member of the Governing Body of Indo-Global Social Service Society, New Delhi. Professor Das Gupta is Fellow of the Academy of Science and Technology (WB) and Fellow of the National Academy of Social Science. 

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Bibliographic information

Title Environmental Awareness and Education
Format Hardcover
Date published: 25.03.2008
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Agrobios (India)
Language: English
isbn 8177543288
length xx+284p., Figures; Tables