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Essential Environmental Studies

S.P. Mishra (Author) S.N. Pandey (Author)

In the recent years, international Conferences held world over, on 'Global Environmental Issues' have unanimously resolved for creating mass awareness about environmental problems. In India, following the judgment of Supreme Court (2003), University Grants Commission has formulated a core Module Syllabus for Environmental Studies: the discipline concerned with environmental issues, their remedial measures and the social aspects, for all undergraduate courses and made mandatory to qualify it before graduation. Designed accordingly as a basic textbook for prescribed syllabus, the subject matter is spread over units and chapters to provide a comprehensive, relevant and uptodate information in simple and lucid form, enriched with authoritative illustrations and case studies. The book will be immensely useful to all categories undergraduate students, including those with inadequate bioscience background. This will also be beneficial to students appearing for competitive examinations.

Salient features:

    * Meant for undergraduate qualifying course on environmental studies prescribed by UGC.
    * Matter split into 8 units spread over 54 chapters for comprehensive and synchronised coverage.
    * Subject analysed in simple manner with up to date information, each chapter independent and inter linked.
    * Well supported by adequate illustrations and case studies.
    * Additional relevant information provided in separate boxes.
    * Each chapter augmented with learning objectives. Summary and examination oriented questions.
    * Includes glossary of technical terms.

Key references fortified with web links for surfing internet and further details.

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About the authors

S.P. Mishra

Dr. S.P. Mishra did B.A. (Honours) and M.A. (Geography) in the first division from Allahabad University and later obtained Ph.D. from Lucknow University. For the nine years previous to his retirement he was principal of a post-graduate college. His services in the field of environment have been used by several government and non-governmental organizations in a direct and indirect manner. He has written four books, one of which Environmental Crisis has been widely acclaimed. Besides publishing 47 research papers in various journals, he has guided 10 Ph.D. students. He has participated in many international and national seminars and workshops. He is a member of the Indian Social sciences Council, Indian Environment Council and is on the national executive of the national Association of geographers. He has been awarded for his Writings on forestry and environment.

S.N. Pandey

Dr. S.N. Pandey has earned his Ph.D. degree in Agricultural Extension Education and worked about 30 year as chief Training Organiser in a tribal belt of Jharkhand. Presently he is working as a Vice-Chancellor of Birsa Agricultural University, Ranchi.

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Bibliographic information

Title Essential Environmental Studies
Format Softcover
Date published: 31.12.2009
Edition Reprint.
Language: English
isbn 8180521729
length xxvi+742p., Tables; Figures.