BASICS OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE is written to meet the needs of the students studying Environmental Science. The main emphasis of the book is on Sustainable Development which is the need of the hour for the world. The eco-friendly technologies necessary for maintaining a healthy environment are discussed with the primary objective to generate awareness about environmental issues amongst the student community and the general public. The responsibility of citizens towards the environment is highlighted by the tips titled "What Can A Common Citizen Do?" With the help of the latest information and interesting case studies, the book gives a holistic account of different aspects of Environmental Science.The contents of the book are as per the newly introduced Credit Based Choice System (CBCS), dealing with varied topics of current environmental issues of interest to a wide range of readers. It describes scientific information in a very simple manner, so that the non-science readers can easily relate to it.
Reeta KhoslaDepartment of BotanyZakir Hussain College, JLN MargNew Delhi Zahid H. SiddiquiDepartment of BiologyUniversity of Tabuk, TabukSaudi Arabia
Preface / Foreword / Acknowledgement / Environmental Studies: A Multidisciplinary Approach / Environmental Communication and Public Awareness / Sustainable Development / Ecosystem / Natural Resources / Biodiversity and Conservation / Pollution / Global Environmental Issues: Climate Change / Environmental Policies and Practices / Human Pollution / Human Communities and Environment / Field Work / Bibliography / Index.