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Environmental Studies: From Crisis to Cure (Second Edition)

R. Rajagopalan

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ISBN 10: 0198072082 / ISBN 13: 9780198072089
Published by Oxford Higher Education/Oxford University Press, 2011
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Environmental Studies is designed to meet the UGC guidelines for a compulsory course on Environmental Studies for undergraduate students of all disciplines. Assuming very little background in mathematics or science, it gives a balanced presentation of the major issues and concerns related to the environment. The book discusses the major environmental problems we face today: runaway growth, imperiled ecosystems, disappearing forests, endangered species, dwindling natural resources, dangerous toxic wastes, green laws, and other such issues. It illustrates various problems, solutions, successes, and failures using more than 100 real-life case studies from India and elsewhere. Written in a student-friendly manner, the text is enriched with a large number of illustrations. Printed Pages: 376. Bookseller Inventory # 54855

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Title: Environmental Studies: From Crisis to Cure (...

Publisher: Oxford Higher Education/Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition:New

Edition: 2nd edition.

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Adopting a lucid approach, the book aims to develop an appreciation of the seriousness of the environmental crisis at the local and global levels.

The text discusses the major environmental problems we face today: global warming, overexploitation of natural resources, degraded land, disappearing forests, endangered species, rising pollution, growing population, and dangerous toxins, among others. The book illustrates various problems, solutions, successes, and failures with numerous Indian and global examples. Written in a student-friendly manner, the text is enriched with a number of photographs and illustrations.

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R. Rajagopalan, PhD, holds a BE in Mechanical Engineering from Madras University and a PhD in Industrial and Management Engineering from IIT Kanpur. He taught for over 30 years at IIT Kanpur and IIT Madras.

Prof. Rajagopalan has written and edited several books, including 12 textbooks on environmental education for schools and colleges. Two of his children's books have won national awards. He lectures and conducts workshops on environmental issues all over India.

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