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Environmental Issues for the 21st Century

S.P. Das Gupta (Editor)
Synopsis The book contains scientific papers on environmental problems of the world. These were selected from the papers presented at the Centre for Study of Man and Environment during its Silver Jubilee (1999-2000). Each paper highlights some of the vital environmental issues of the day. The first paper by Dr. J. Schmoelling, A German scientist, deals with industrial pollution. The question of development of the coastal zone has been discussed in the second paper by Professor John Pethick of England. The next two papers deal with the growing hazards of radiation. The fifth paper highlights the problem of air pollution brought about by pollen grains. In the next paper different methods of bio-assaying the environmental quality have been put forward. The seventh paper deals with the environmental risk of extraction of groundwater in Kolkata. The next two papers draw attention to the phenomena of climate. The tenth paper recounts the phenomenon of the noosphere in the evolutionary process of man. Last paper is on the geological evolution of the Ganges delta in the light of arsenic contamination in groundwater. It will be seen that each article has struck at the vitally important environmental issues that we are currently faced with. The volume thus serves as an indicator of the current scientific thoughts on environmental problems of the world.
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About the author

S.P. Das Gupta

Sivaprasad Das Gupta (b. 1923) matriculated from the university of Calcutta in the 1st division in 1941. He obtained M.Sc. Degree in Geography in the Ist Class, winning the Calcutta University medal and Prize in 1947. He specialized in the science of cartography geomorphology and human environment . Soon after passing M. Sc. He joined the University of Calcutta as its first Cartograher. In 1949, he was selected in the West Bengal State Education Service of the government of West Bengal, to teach Geography at the Presidency College, Calcutta, where he served as Assistant Professor of Geography till early 1957. He had to leave Presidency College, Calcutta, because his service was requisitioned by Ministry of Education of the Government of India, as Research Officer in the National Atlas and Thematic Mapping Organisation. He finally headed the Organisation as its first full time Director till his final retirement in 1982 after completing some 34 years of service life, Professor S.P. Das Gupta authored and edited some, 50 volumes of scientific books, atlases, and scientific books, atlases, and scientific monographs. Is magnum opus had been the highly prestigious 8-volume National Atlas of India. Besides, he also brought out more than 165 research articles and scientific papers in geography, geomorphology, cartography and environmental sciences. Deeply interested in ancient Indian knowledge, cartography and environment sciences.

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Title Environmental Issues for the 21st Century
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2003
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170998735
length xviii+194p., Tables; Figures; References; Index; 22cm.