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Geography and Environment (In 3 Vols.)

Prithvish Nag (Editor) V K Kumra (Editor) Jagadish Singh (Editor)
Synopsis With the development in several disciplines lately studying environment, the spatial integration of their finding has become essential. In fact, the spatial aspects has become extremely important as environmental issues in planning and development initiative can no longer be ignored. The study of their spatial pattern and linkags have become a challange in the field of geography. As an initial step to review the whole situation, the environmental issues have been discussed in this work in three spatial frames: national, regional and local. The national issues have gained importance recently due to international awareness on several issues, such as global warning, depletion of ozone layer, biodiversity, green house effect etc. The most important event in this direction was 1992 save the earth summit held in rio de Janero. The regional issues such as resources, floods, deforestation, hazards, conservation etc. have been favourite issues for the geographers. They have been studying such environmental issues at regional level from decades. Such issues are more-s-ever permanent in nature and people have in a way adjusted to such a situation. The local environmental issues are closely associated to problems of the pollution, waste disposal etc. Due to nature of these problems, the spatial impact is limited. Since last one decade these issues have become important geographers have made valuable contribution in understanding the spatial impact of these problems.
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About the author

Prithvish Nag

Prithvish Nag, (b. 1951), M.Sc. (Gold Medalist), Ph.D., is the Director of the national Atlas and Thematic Mapping Organisation (NATMO) of the Ministry of Science and technology, Government of India. He has been the President of the Indian National Cartographic Association, Indian Association of Special Libraries and Information centre, Institute of Indian Geographers, Indian Institute of geomorpholists, Professor S.P. Chatterjee Memorial Foundation and Indian Geographical Foundation.

At the international Level, he was the Chairman of the International cartograqphic Association (ICA), Commission on Population Cartography, UN/PCGIAP Committee on Institutional Strengthening for Asia and the Pacific, International Steering Committee on Global Mapping (ISCGM), Working Group on data Standardization, and Full member of the International geographical Union (IGU), Commission on Population geography, and Member, Editorial Board, International Journal on geographical Information System.

Dr. nag was the Visiting member of the Staff of the School of Oriental and African Studies, London. He is an Author and editor of over 35 boos and 110 research papers. His well known books are geography of Indian and Digital remote sensing. Dr. nag was UN Consultant in cartography in the Sultanate of Oman and the Surveyor general of India.

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Title Geography and Environment (In 3 Vols.)
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1997
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
length 907p., Figures; Maps