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A Textbook of Environmental Education

Bharati Kumar (Author)

It has been only during the past few decades that an awareness of the need for a harmonious relationship with nature has become concretized. While science has been responsible for the larger extent of damage done to the ecology abetted to a great degree by mans innate avarice it is nonetheless science itself that has pointed out the damages inflicted on Nature and mans ecosystem in all these centuries of exploitation. Environment education has finally come home to stay as a permanent component of the school curriculum. Students have become aware of the immense importance of pollution control in day to day living. Campaigns and movements are often spearheaded by the student community in an effort to bring into focus the need for balanced ecological environment and the need also to act immediately to undo the harm that has already been done besides preventing further deterioration. The teacher thus has to play a crucial role in conveying to the students the facts figures and future course of action in this regard. The present publication is a well structured attempt to put in the teachers hand a comprehensive compendium on environmental education that will enable him to give shape and form in clear and fluent terms.

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About the author

Bharati Kumar

Bharati Kumar is among the first of the environment scientists to have actively participated in various initial anti-pollution and pro-ecology movements in India. A post-graduate from the Forest Research Institute, Dehradun, she taught in colleges in Bhopal and Kolkata for over twelve years. Subsequently, she was awarded a fellowship by the Earthwatch Institute, Amsterdam, which culminated in a substantive work on the Chipko Movement in India. She was also on a panel of advisers from Third World countries to Greenpeace International. She has been associated with a leading NGO in environment education for the past six years.

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Title A Textbook of Environmental Education
Author Bharati Kumar
Format Hardcover
Date published: 30.05.2012
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Wisdom Press
Language: English
isbn 9381052556
length ix+280p.