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Elements of Environmental Science

Author Name : Narendra Kumar


  • Publisher : Studium Press India Pvt. Ltd
  • Edition : 1ST
  • ISBN 13 : 9789385046124
  • Page no : 400
  • Publication Year : 2018

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"Elements of Environmental Science is an easy approach to learn complex environment . The book is useful for everyone studying and interested in understanding of natural Environment.It covers the entire dimensions of environmental science,providing concise,explanation of various processes and human impacts on environment. The natural earth, together with all of its countries and people is complex and human activity can have unexpected consequences that are hard to reverse. The study of how physical and biological processes maintain life, and how humans affect nature, requires a broad interdisciplinary approach. Major current environmental problems of present era may include climate change, pollution, environmental degradation, and resource depletion etc. Environmental problems and their associated solutions typically involve social, political and economic aspects for which common man must be aware of. That is why the dedicated learning of environment is important. It is only by understanding how the world works that we can begin to tackle some of our stomach pressing problems. Environmental science is a vast discipline. Thus the book attempts to deal scientific advancement in the field of environmental science and has been divided in 7 chapters seeing the nead of UG and PG students of Microbiology,Biotechnology,Botany and Environmental Science students.The book deals the Multidisciplinary Nature of Environmental Studies, Natural Resources, Ecosystems, Biodiversity and its conservation, Environmental pollution, Social issues and the environment and Human population and the environment. "
Table of Content "About the Author Acknowledgements Preface 1. The Multidisciplinary Nature of Environmental Studies 1.1. Defnition –1.2. Environment terminology –1.3. Components of environment –1.4. Regulations driving the studies –1.5. Scope –1.6. Importance –1.7. Notable environmentlist –1.7.1. Notable environmental leaders –1.7.2. Notable environmental international scientists – leaders and workers1.7.3. Notable environmental Indian scientists –leaders and workers1.7.4. Institutions in environment –1.8.5. Amazing environmental scientists who are working –on climate change1.9. Major environmental movement in India –2.0. Need for public awareness 3.0. Exercise –2. Natural Resources –2.1. Introduction to natural resources –2.2. Natural resources in India –1. General –2. Biotic resources –2.1. Forestry –2.2. Fish –2.3. Coal –2.4. Oil – 2.5. Natural gas –2.3. Abiotic resources –3.1. Metallic minerals 3.1.1. Copper –3.1.2. Zinc –3.1.3. Iron ore –3.1.4. Chromite –3.2. Non-metallic minerals –3.2.1. Garnet group –3.2.2. Wollastonite –3.2.3. Sillimanite group –3.2.4. Ilmenite –4. Minor minerals –4.1. Marble –4.2. Nuclear –3. Forest resources –3.1. Forest resources in India: Use over exploitation –deforestation causes and effects3.2. Timber extraction –3.3. Effects of timber extraction –3.4. Dams and their effects on forests and tribal people –4. Water resources –4.1. Use and over-utilization of surface and ground water –4.2. Floods and drought –4.3. Conflicts over water –4.3.1.
History of the dispute –4.3.2. Post independence developments –4.3.3. 1970s –4.3.4. 1980s – The constitution of the tribunal – Interim award and the riots – The crisis of 1995–1996 –4.3 4.4. Constitution of the CRA – Events during 2002 – CRA meeting and the supreme court order – Demonstrations – 2011 - Reports on water situation in –Tamil Nadu4.3.4.7. 2012 – Indian government notifies cauvery water –dispute tribunal4.3.4.9. Temporary supervisory committee –4.4. Dams-benefits and problems –5. Mineral resources: Definition types use and exploitation –5.1. Environmental effects of extracting and using –mineral resources case studies6. Food resources –6.1. World food problems – 6.2. Changes caused by agriculture and overgrazing –6.3. Effects of modern agriculture –6.4. Fertilizer-pesticide problems water logging – salinity case studies7. Energy resources growing energy needs renewable –and non-renewable energy sources7.1. Alternate energy sources –1. Definitions –2. History –2.1. Coal as an alternative to wood –2.2. Petroleum as an alternative to whale oil –2.3. Ethanol as analternative to fossil fuels –2.4. Coal gasification as an alternative to petroleum –3. Common types of alternative energy –4. Enabling technologies –5. Renewable energy vs non-renewable energy –5.1. Ecologically friendly alternatives –6. Relatively new concepts for alternative energy –6.1. Carbon-neutral and negative fuels –6.2. Algae fuel –6.3. Biomass briquettes –6.3.1. Biogas digestion 6.4. Biological hydrogen production –6.5. Hydroelectricity –6.6. Offshore wind –6.7. Marine and hydrokinetic energy –6.8. Thorium –8. Land resources: Land as a resource –8.1. Land degradation man induced landslides – soil erosion and desertification8.2. Role of an individual in conservation of natural –resources8.3. Equitable use of resources for sustainable lifestyles –9. Exercises –3. Ecosystems –1. Ecosystems: Concept Structure and Functions of –Ecosystems2. Producers consumers and decomposers –3. Energy flow in the ecosystem –4. Ecological succession –5. Food chains –6. Food webs –7. Ecological pyramids –8. Introductiontypes characteristic features structure and – function of the following ecosystem8.1. Forest ecosystem –8.2. Grassland ecosystem –8.3. Desert ecosystem –8.4. Aquatic ecosystems (ponds streams lakes rivers – ocean estuaries)8.5. Exercises –4. Biodiversity and its Conservation –. Introduction –1.1. Definition –1.2. Types of Biodiversity –1.2.1. Genetic –1.2.2. Species –1.2.3. Ecosystem diversity –2. Biogeographical classification of India –3. Value of biodiversity: consumptive use productive use –social ethical aesthetic and option values4. Biodiversity at global national and local levels –5. India as a mega-diversity nation –6. Hot-spots of biodiversity –7. Threats to biodiversity: habitat loss poaching of wildlife –man wildlife conflicts8. Endangered and endemic species of India –9. Conservation of biodiversity: in-situ and ex-situ –conservation of biodiversity10. Exercises –5. Environmental Pollution –1. Defnition –2. Causes effects and control measures of; –2.1. Air pollution –2.2. Water pollution –2.3. Soil and soil pollution –2.4. Marine pollution –2.5. Noise pollution –2.6. Thermal pollution –2.7. Nuclear pollution –2.8. Solid waste management; causes effects and control –measures of urban and industrial wastes2.9. Role of individual in prevention of pollution –3. Pollution case studies –4. Disaster management; Floods earthquake cyclone –
agricultural drought forest fire and landslides5. Exercises 6. Social Issues and the Environment –6.1. From unsustainable to sustainable development –6.2. Urban problems related to energy –6.3. Water conservation rain water harvesting –watershed management6.4. Resettlement and rehabilitation of people; its problems – and concerns and case studies6.5. Environmental ethics; issues and possible solutions –6.6. Climate change global warming acid rain ozone layer – depletion nuclear accidents and holocaust6.7. Wasteland reclamation –6.8. Consumerism and waste products –6.9. Environmental protection act –6.10. Air (prevention and control of pollution) act 6.11. Water (prevention and control of pollution) act –6.12. Wildlife protection act –6.13. Forest conservation act –6.14. Issues involved in enforcement of environmental – legislation6.15. Public awareness –6.16. Exercises –7. Human Population and the Environment –1. Population growth variation among nations –2. Population explosion-family welfare programmes –3. Environment and human health –4. Human rights –1. History of the concept –1.1. 1th–18th century –1.2. 192. Philosophy –2.1. Criticism –3. Classification –3.1. Indivisibility –3.2. Categorization –3.3. Three generations –4. International protection and promotion –4.1. United nations charter –4.2. Universal declaration of human rights –4.3. International treaties –4.4. Customary international law –4.5. International humanitarian law – 4.6. United nations system 4.6.1. Political bodies – Security council – General assembly – Human rights council –4.6.2. Treaty bodies –4.7. Regional human rights regimes –5. Non-governmental actors –5.1. Non-governmental organizations –5.2. Human rights defenders –5.3. Corporations –6. Violations –7. Substantive rights –7.1. Right to life –7.2. Freedom from torture –7.3. Freedom from slavery –7.4. Right to a fair trial7.5. Freedom of speech –7.6. Freedom of thought conscience and religion –7.7. Freedom of movement –7.8. Rights debates –7.8.1. Right to keep and bear arms –7.8.2. Future generations –7.8.3. Sexual orientation and gender identity –7.8.4. Trade –7.8.5. Water7.8.6. Sexual and reproductive rights –7.8.7. World Health Organization –7.8.8. Information and communication technologies –7.8.9. Right to Non-refoulement vs. Right to asylum –5. Value education –6. HIV/AIDS –7. Women and child welfare –8. Role of information technology in environment and –human health –9. Case studies –10. Exercises –Subject Index –

Series No
Title Elements of Environmental Science
Author's Name Narendra Kumar
Publisher Studium Press India Pvt. Ltd
Page No. 400
Year Of Publication 2018
ISBN 10 No
ISBN 13 9789385046124
Book size width 9.5
book size(hei) 6.5
Edition 1ST
Book Size(len) No
Binding type Hard bound
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