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In Search of Sustainability: Global Perspective on Marginality Technology Politics and Planning of Land Use

B W Pandey (Author)

Land is the most important resource, upon which all human activity is based since time immemorial, is land. It is a primary resource and its utilization has always been the focal theme in understanding the historical development of various civilizations in the world. Increasing the load of the billions of population, the importance of studies and research on land utilization have become an urgent need to reduce the regional imbalances n development and to attain the sustainable development through the enhancement in global food security and human habitations. It is well known fact that whole land available in the world is not suitable for utilization. Hence, it is visualized that how land can be put to its proper use according to its potential and capability. Analysis of the utilization and management of land resources in the world is very much necessary because it ensures the best possible advantages of land in an enduring manner to its people. Therefore, it is believed that land resources show a reciprocal relationship between in the prevailing ecological conditions and men in a particular region. There is an imperative need to put in place an integrated mechanism capable of responding effectively to the challenges of managing our scarce land resources.

Unprecedented population pressures and demands of society on scarce land, water and biological resources and the increasing degradation of these resources are affecting the stability and resilience of our ecosystems, environment and civilization. Globally the expansion of human settlements and infrastructure, intensification of agriculture and expansion of agriculture into marginal areas and fragile ecosystems emphasizes the need for integrated planning and management of land resources.

This book is an outcome of the valuable contributions made by eminent scientists and research scholars who have been striving to develop alternative strategies, solutions and models for sustainable development of land resources through research, screening, monitoring and experiments varying from regional to global level. This edition would be of immense use to the policy makers, environmentalists, ecologists academician research scholars and people in general concerned with land resources, economy and environment.

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About the author

B W Pandey

B.W. PANDEY (b. 1967) received his M. Phil and Ph.D. degree in Geography from Delhi School of Economics, Department of Geography, University of Delhi. He is currently Senior Lecturer of Geography, Shaheed Bhagat Singh College (Eve.), University of Delhi. He has to his credit 3 books and 30 research papers/articles published in different Books and Journals of repute.

He has received Young Geographers Award of NAGI (2000), Host and Travel Grant from United Nations University (UNU), Tokyo and International Geographical Union (IGU) 1996 and 2000. He has also received UNESCO Paris Young Scientist Financial Grant 2001. He has received CIDA-SICI Project Fellowship for hazard zone mapping fieldwork in British Columbia, Canada 1995. He has widely travelled and attended International conferences in Hong Kong, Nepal, Great Britain, Netherlands, Japan, South Korea, France, Germany, Sweden and USA. Dr. Pandey has specialisation in Environmental Studies, Natural Resources Management and Disaster Management. He is joint Secretary of NAGI and Convenor of NAGI Commission on "Natural Resources and Hazard Management".

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Title In Search of Sustainability: Global Perspective on Marginality Technology Politics and Planning of Land Use
Author B W Pandey
Format Hardcover
Date published: 08.11.2011
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788189131494
length xxvi+312p., Index.