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Environmental Studies: Basic concepts

V K Ahluwalia (Author)

Knowledge about the environment is key to its protection and improvement. It is important for us to understand the laws that govern the ongoing processes within the environment. Environmental studies is of significant importance to scientists and environmentalists because of rapid loss of biodiversity, sudden and unpredictable climate changes, water pollution, ozone layer depletion, and land degradation.

Environmental Studies: basic concepts discusses the various components and types of environment, the different types of natural resources and the problems faced in conserving them and the effective management of resources for sustainable lifestyles. This book also focuses on the concept, structure and function of an ecosystem, threats to biodiversity and conservation of biodiversity, causes, effects and control measures of pollution, the several types of pollution, hazardous effects of human population on environment and management of environment quality.

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About the author

V K Ahluwalia

Professor V K Ahluwalia is Professor (Retd) of Chemistry, University of Delhi. His tenure in this university spanned for more than 30 years. For these three decades, he taught numerous graduate, postgraduate, and MPhil students and provided guidance to about 70 students for their MPhill and Doctoral degrees. He was also Visiting Professor at Dr B R Ambedkar Centre for Biomedical Research, University of Delhi. Professor Ahluwalia worked as a Post-doctoral Fellow for two years (1960−62), and had the opportunity to work with Professor Harold Shechter at the Department of Chemistry, Ohio State University. He also worked with Professor Herbert C Brown (Nobel Laureate) at the Department of Chemistry, Purdue University. Professor Ahluwalia has published more than 250 research papers in national and international journals. He is the distinguished author of a number of books on reaction mechanism, green chemistry, environmental chemistry, and organic synthesis. Some of these include Green Chemistry: environmentally benign reactions, College Practical Chemistry, Comprehensive Practical Organic Chemistry Qualitative Analysis. The Environment, and Green Chemistry and Environment. His co-authored books include New Trends in Green Chemistry; Green Chemistry in 21<sup>st</sup> Century and Beyond; Organic Reaction Mechanisms; Chemistry of Natural Products: amino acids, peptides, and enzymes; Comprehensive Practical Organic Chemistry: preparation and quantitative analysis; Comprehensive Practical Organic Chemistry: quantitative analysis; Environmental Science; A Textbook of Organic Chemistry; and Organic Synthesis: special techniques. His book Green Chemistry: environmentally benign reactions is winner of 2009 Choice Award of Outstanding Title.

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Bibliographic information

Title Environmental Studies: Basic concepts
Author V K Ahluwalia
Format Softcover
Date published: 31.08.2012
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Teri Bookstore
Language: English
isbn 9788179933213
length 236p., 160mmX240mm.