For undergradute Students.This textbook is simple, comprehensible, illustrated and documented account of the state of environment, wildlife and natural resources today. The book covers all aspects of the subject which students of graduate classes should be ware of not for their own sake but for the sake of forging a pattern of right conduct towards the nature, natural resources and the environment.
Part-I: The Life Support System on our Planet: 1. The Environment: Introduction,
2. Ecosystem & Ecosystem Services, 3. The Impact of Human Activity on the
Environment, Part-II: Natural Resources: 4. Natural Resources, 5. Land: A Precious
Resource, 6. Freshwater, 7. Mineral Resources, 8. Energy Resources, 9. Forest Wealth, 10. Food Resources, Part-III: Biodiversity: 11. Bio-diversity and its Degeneration, 12. Ex-situ Conservation, 13. In-situ Conservation, Part-IV: Environmental Pollution: 14. The Pollution of Environment, 15. Pollution of Earth's Surface: Water and Soil-I: Simple Organic Wastes, 16. Pollution of Earth's Surface: Water and Soil-II: Complex Degradable Wastes, 17. Pollution of Earth's Surface: Land and Water-III: Heavy Metal and Toxic Trace Elements, 18. Problems Caused by Harmful Physical Agents: Noise, Thermal and Radioactive Polluion, 19. Air Pollution, Part-V: Social Issues and the Environment: 20. Environmental Ethics and Value Education, 21. The Population Explosion, 22. Accelerated Urbanization, 23. Human Health and the Environment, 24. Human Rights and the Environment, 25. Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), 26. Disaster Management, Resettlement and Rehabilitation, 27. Sustainable Development, 28. Environment and Law: Evolution of the Legal Framework for Protection of Wildlife and Environment • Reference • Glossary • Index
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