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Fundamentals of Environmental Studies


  • Date Published: November 2017
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107536173
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  • Fundamentals of Environmental Studies is taught as a compulsory paper to first-year undergraduate students across major technical universities in India. This book introduces the fundamental principles and concepts of environmental science, ecology and related interdisciplinary subjects, such as policy, law, pollution control, economics and natural resource management. It covers a wide range of topics and issues including biodiversity, global warming, acid rain, ozone layer depletion, nuclear accidents, nuclear holocaust, disaster management, manipulation of various natural resources including water, land, forests, food and mineral resources, and the problems associated with natural resource management. It also analyzes different types of ecosystems, biochemical cycles and laws of thermodynamics and provides easy-to-understand examples. In addition, the book offers separate chapters on various types of environmental pollution and waste management, including waste water treatment, solid waste management and green management.

    • Offers in-depth discussion of key concepts
    • A separate chapter on environmental pollution discusses types of pollution in detail
    • Includes numerous case studies, line drawings and tables
    • Each chapter contains extensive pedagogical features, such as multiple choice questions, fill-in-the-blank exercises, true or false questions and essay-type questions
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    12th Jan 2018 by HarshitChokhani

    I am thankful to the authors for framing such a book covering both theoretical and practical aspects of the environmental chapters covered in the book.The book is very well designed for we students as per the curriculam demands for examination purpose and even enhancing student's knowledge upon the environmental issues.Pleasure reading such a wonderful book. Regards, Harshit Chokhani Student-St.Xavier's College(Autonomous),Kolkata

    29th May 2018 by Lumnesh

    This book serves the need of the hour. Our young minds need to be shaped and formed with Environmental sensitivity and responsibility. This needs basic knowledge of what is Environment and what is really happening and what is the cause, effects and steps necessary to restore the original state of it. This book contains all these aspects and gives deeper and broader knowledge and understanding of the subject matter. Simple diagrams, flow charts, points in the boxes, case studies makes the book more appealing. Comprehensive approach to the topics is the hallmark of the book. Book seems to address the whole issue in an integral manner. This makes the topic more interdisciplinary. Excellent work by the authors. Worth having a copy of it.

    30th May 2018 by SaumyaK

    A very well outlined book and extremely informative. It's a handy book for students as well for any one who is curious to know more on environment science agendas.

    31st May 2018 by JosephVK

    The first feeling one gets after reading this book is that the authors are truly passionate about the content of the book. As they have rightly mentioned in the preface, the main objective of this book seems to be to enlighten and enthuse the young readers to strive for a better environment. The best aspect I loved about this book is the relevance given to case studies which are well placed and grab the interest of the readers. The multiple choice questions and the short and long answer questions provided at the end of each chapter are sure to benefit the students from an academic point of view. The bibliography which also includes the websites of online resources are sure to benefit the readers who are enthusiastic in gaining further knowledge on the subject. The gravity of the various environmental problems in the current situation is presented in an appropriate manner. This book will equally benefit the students at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels and also people who are interested to know more about the current environmental scenario. One hopes that the young generation takes these issues seriously and work their way to sustain life on this beautiful planet. (Dr. Suma S, CHRIST (Deemed to be University)

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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2017
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107536173
    • length: 460 pages
    • dimensions: 241 x 183 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.61kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Multidisciplinary nature of environmental studies
    2. Natural resources - energy
    3. Natural resources - water, land, forest, food and mining
    4. Ecosystems
    5. Biodiversity and its conservation
    6. Environmental pollution
    7. Waste management
    8. Disasters and disaster management
    9. Social issues and environment
    10. Human population and the environment

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    Fundamentals of Environmental Studies

    Mahua Basu, Xavier Savarimuthu, SJ

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    Mahua Basu, St Xavier’s College, Kolkata
    Mahua Basu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Studies at St Xavier's College, Kolkata. She teaches courses in environmental studies, renewable and non-renewable resources and solid waste management at an undergraduate level. Her areas of interest are environmental impact assessment, toxicology, biodiversity and atmospheric pollution, and she has made contributions to several peer-reviewed journals.

    Xavier Savarimuthu, SJ, St Xavier’s College, Kolkata
    Xavier Savarimuthu, SJ, is currently Head of the Department of Environmental Studies at St Xavier's College, Kolkata. He has more than 15 years' teaching experience at the undergraduate level. His areas of interest include epidemiology, remote sensing and arsenic mitigation measures. He teaches courses on environmental ethics, waste water treatment, environmental management, water pollution and water resource management.

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