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Environmental Sciences : A New Approach

S S Purohit; Q J Shammi and A K Agrawal

ISBN 10: 8177542109 / ISBN 13: 9788177542103
Published by Agrobios, Jodhpur, 2004
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Contents Preface. 1. Multidisciplinary nature of environmental studies. 2. Renewable and non renewable resources. 3. Forest resources. 4. Water resources. 5. Mineral resources. 6. Food resources. 7. Energy resources. 8. Land resources. 9. Role of an individual in conservation of natural resources. 10. Equitable use of resources for sustainable lifestyles. 11. Ecosystems. 12. Ecosystems types characteristics structure and function. 13. Biodiversity and its conservation. 14. Environmental pollution causes effects and control. 15. Air pollution causes effects and control. 16. Water pollution causes effects and control. 17. Soil pollution causes effects and control. 18. Marine pollution causes effects and control. 19. Noise pollution causes effects and control. 20. Thermal pollution causes effects and control. 21. Nuclear and radiation pollution causes effects and control. 22. Solid waste management causes effects and control. 23. Role of an individual in prevention of pollution. 24. Pollution and natural disasters case studies. 25. Disaster management floods earthquake cyclone and landslides. 26. Social issues of the environment. 27. Climatic changes. 28. Wasteland reclamation and management. 29. Consumerism and waste products. 30. Environmental protection acts. 31. Human population and environment. Glossary. Earth is truly a marvelous planet and consists of living and nonliving components. It is the only planet in our solar system that has the components necessary to support life as we recognize it. The planet is only a tiny part of the universe but it is the home of human beings and many other organisms. Animals and plants live almost everywhere on the surface of earth. Perhaps the most amazing feature of our planet is the rich diversity of the life that exists here. Millions of beautiful and intriguing species populate the earth and help sustain a habitable environment. This vast multitude of life creates complex interrelated communities where towering trees and huge animals live together with and depend upon tiny life forms such as viruses bacteria and fungi. Environmental science is the systematic study of our environment and our proper place in it. A relatively new field environmental science is highly interdisciplinary integrating natural sciences social sciences and humanities in a broad holistic study of the world around us. In contrast to more theoretical disciplines environmental science is mission oriented. That is it seeks new valid contextual knowledge about the natural world and our impacts on it but obtaining this information creates a responsibility to get involved in trying to do something about the problems we have created. 398 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 51202

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Title: Environmental Sciences : A New Approach

Publisher: Agrobios, Jodhpur

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hardbound

Book Condition:As New

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