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Development and the Changing Global Environment

Rajiv K Sinha

ISBN 10: 8171324983 / ISBN 13: 9788171324989
Published by Pointer, Jaipur, 2007
Condition: As New Hardcover
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Contents Foreword. A word of gratitude. Preface. I. Economic Development vis a vis environmental degradation 1. Development and environment the 20 century debate that continues into 21 century. II. Environmental pollution the inevitable byproduct of economic development 2. Development causing chemical contamination of the life support systems on earth air water and food. 3. Development spreading radioactivity in human environment the slow silent and the invisible killer. 4. Increasing noise pollution consequences of development that threatens to deafen the civilization. 5. Global warming and climate change the deadly consequences of the use of cheap fossil fuels in economic development an invitation for eventual human disaster. 6. Acid Rains the deadly drops resulting from developmental activities damaging life and property on earth. 7. Development destroying ozone shield in the stratosphere invitation to global radiation and health hazard. III. Toxic and hazardous wastes in the environment the inevitable byproduct of modern cultural and technological development 8. Industrialization a necessary evil hazardous industrial wastes and disasters destruction in the name of development. 9. Mounting municipal solid waste in the modern human society and their landfill disposal a potential threat to environment and sustainability. 10. Developmental wastes the by products of use of chemicals synthetic and radioactive materials in human development activities. IV. Deforestation and biodiversity erosion Price of unsustainable development 11. Development augmenting deforestation and habitat destruction destroying the protector of life on earth and inviting economic and ecological devastations. 12. Development inducing biodiversity destruction and accelerating the pace of extinction of species undermining both economy and ecology. V. Land degradation Price of unsustainable development 13. Development accelerating soil erosion soil toxification soil salanization and desertification destroying the base of survival on earth. VI. Development and disease Price of unsustainable development 14. Development environment and human health development for economic prosperity brings new threats to health security. 15. Chemical and radiological contamination of the life support systems air water and food the potential risk to human health. 16. Health impacts of global warming and ozone depletion the impending human disaster. 17. Demons of development toxic chemicals in the human environment and their potential health risks to humans. 18. Occupational health hazards of industrial workers the Harbingers of development. Author index. Subject index. Development and environment was a major issue of the 20 century and the debate continues in the 21 century. The economic development programs based on fossil fuel economy essential to deliver a minimum quality of life to people is also threatening their existence. Mankind is caught in a vicious circle of economic development vis a vis environmental degradation. In the name of development the world today produces more instruments to kill rather than cure spends thousands times more resources on building of weapons of mass destruction than on all economic programs for human development to eradicate poverty hunger and malnutrition. Environmental degradation and economic decline (aggravating poverty) feed on each other and the fate of the poor and the fate of the planet (Earth) have become tightly entwined. Economic deprivation and environmental degradation thwarts all efforts towards sustainable development. Although the desirability of development is universally recognized recent years have witnessed rising concern whether the environmental degradation will limit development thus impairing the quality of life of present and the future generations too. The book unravel some of these issues. This book will definitely serve not only as an excellent reference material but also as a practical guide for the teachers rese. Bookseller Inventory # 64782

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Title: Development and the Changing Global ...

Publisher: Pointer, Jaipur

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Hardbound

Book Condition:As New

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