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Environmental Issues and Sustainable Development

S C Kalwar (Author)
Synopsis In the beginning of the twenty-first century, environmental issues, particularly environmental degradation, pollution and sustainable development are burning issues. Ever increasing greenhouse effects, ozone layer depletion, global warming, consequences of climatic warming, acidification, salization, deforestation, soil degradation, desertification, waste disposal, water scarcity, decline in fresh water ecosystems, limits to growth and consumption, etc. have cautioned scientists, academicians, administrators, social workers and common people alike against environmental hazards and disasters and possible holocaust. Considering these environmental problems and possible world actions, these are challenging times for humanity as we ponder our relationship to the home planet. Over the long term, we no longer can sustain human activity through old patterns. Earth is the only home we have, its fate is literally in our hands. The book incorporates insightful essays dealing with almost every important aspect of environment issues and sustainable development. The contributors of this book are outstanding specialists in their respective fields. The book is highly informative, original, authentic and up-to-date. It is interesting for those who are concerned with environmental degradation and sustainable development.
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About the author

S C Kalwar

Prof. S.C. Kalwar, Professor and Ex-Head, Department of Geography, University of Rajastha, Jaipur, is a specialist in Agricultural Geography, Rural Development, Land Use Planning Applied Economic Geography and Surveying. Professor Kalwar has written/edited 13 books related to resources, wasteland, ecology, environment, poverty and socio-economic development and has so far participated in about 25 conferences/seminars/symposia of national and international levels, and has contrbibuted 50 research papers in various journals, supervised 32 Ph.D. scholars, more than 100 M.A./M.Sc./M.Phil. dissertations and conducted several research projects sponsored by U.G.C., I.C.S.S.R. and D.R.D.O., New Delhi. He is a member of Editorical Board of 'Studies in Geography', a research journal published by the Department of Geography, University of Rajasthan, and is the organiser of Refresher courses and other academic conferences/seminars. He is also an external member of "Board of studies" and Research Degree Committee of varius universities. Prof. Kalwar is a life member of National Association of Geographers of India, Rajasthan Geographers Association, Asian Environmental Council and Indian Institute of Geomorphology. He was also a member of National Committee, Government of India for selecting Hindi books for National Award (2002-2003).

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Title Environmental Issues and Sustainable Development
Author S C Kalwar
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2002
Edition 1st Ed.
Publisher Pointer Publishers
Language: English
isbn 8171323065
length x+294 p., Figs.; Tables