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Advances In Agriculture Environment and Health

S B Singh (Author) O P Charasia (Author)
Synopsis Indian agriculture has been in crisis for many years and the country is now facing high inflation and rising food prices. Food and health security is a cross-cutting issue targeting the most food insecure areas. This book has compiled chapters that are imperative to meet the current and futuristic needs for sustainable agriculture, animal and health security. A multi-disciplinary group of eminent scientists from India and abroad have contributed chapters to bring out this vital book. Chapters deal with the various subject’s viz. exploitation of heterosis breeding to increase productivity, horticulture development in high altitudes, production of quality fruits by using phyto-hormones, sustainable fruits and vegetables production and it’s postharvest management. Some chapters also describe the researches on seabuckthorn. The importance of biotechnological approaches for enhancing crop productivity and sustainable agriculture has been emphasized. The sustainable fodder production for livestock, strategies for poultry production, broiler rabbit as a source of meat and fur, and fisheries potential in high altitudes has been presented in detail. The book also deals with biomedical aspects viz. biomedical systems and products for high altitude applications, endothelin-1 and high altitude pulmonary hypertension, hypoxic trainings and essential hypertension, genetics of high altitude pulmonary hypertension and adaptation and mal-adaptation to ambient hypoxia.
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About the author

S B Singh

Professor S.B. Singh had a fine association spanning well one and a half decade with Archaeological Survey of India, gaining vast and varied experience in the field of Archaeology, Art and Epigraphy by extensive field work, particularly explorations and excavations in various parts of the country, Since 1973, he was associated with the Department of Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology, Kurukshetra University, teaching postgraduate students and guiding research to scholars, and subsequently retired as Professor from the same department in 1992 AD. As an erudite scholar, his publications include sixty Research papers in prestigious Indian and Foreign Journals like East and West, Arts of Asia, Lalit Kala, Journal of the Indian Society of Oriental Art, Roopa-Lekha, besides several others. He is also an author of The Archaeology of the Lucknow Region (1972) in collaboration. The other books include 'Letters of H.M. Lawrence (1978), Archaeology of PaÛchŒla Region (1979, U.G.C. Project), Epigraphy and Art (1996, I.C.H.R. Fellowship), Sculptural Art of Northern India, (2006, U.G.C. Project), in addition to a Hindi book - Lucknow - ‘Nawabon Se Pahle’ (2010) and other literary works in Hindi including a poetic composition ‘Pushpanjali.

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Bibliographic information

Title Advances In Agriculture Environment and Health
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.2009
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8189304593