"Environmental Science: A New Approach" is an attempt to provide comprehensive information on various aspects like natural resources, ecosystem ecology, pollution and its control measures and environment protection legislation. Special emphasis is laid on various social issues related to environment like resettlement and rehabilitation of displaced people, energy related urban problems and environmental ethics. The book critically evaluates current issues like population explosion, global warming and sustainable development. This simplified book provides concise study material on the subject which will be of great help to its readers.
Pushpa Dahiya / Manisha Ahlawat.: Department of Biosciences M.D. University, Rohtak
Multidisciplinary Nature of Environmental Studies: Definition / Scope and Importance / Need for Public Awareness / Natural Resources: Renewable and Non-Renewable Resources / Natural Resources and Associated Problems / Forest Resources / Water Resources / Mineral Resources / Food Resources / Energy Resources / Land Resources / Role of an Individual in Conservation of Natural Resources / Equitable use of Resources for Sustainable Lifestyles / Ecosystems: Concept, Structure and Function of an Ecosystem / Producers, Consumers and Decomposers / Energy Flow / Ecological Succession / Food chains / Food Webs and Ecological Pyramids / Characteristic Features, Structure and Function of Following Ecosystems - Forest Ecosystem / Grassland Ecosystem, Desert Ecosystem, Aquatic Ecosystem / Biodiversity and its Conservation: Introduction / Biogeographical Classification of India / Value of Biodiversity / Hot-spots of Biodiversity / Threats to Biodiversity / Conservation of Biodiversity / Environmental Pollution: Causes, Effects and Control Measures of - Air, Water, Soil, Marine, Noise & Thermal Pollution, Nuclear Hazards / Slide Waste Management / Role of Individual in Prevention of Pollution / Pollution Case Studies / Disaster Management / Social Issues and the Environment: From Unsustainable to Sustainable Development; Urban Problems Related to Energy / Water Conservation / Resettlement and Rehabilitation of People (Case Studies) / Environmental Ethics / Climate Change / Global Warming, Acid Rain, Ozone Layer Depletion / Nuclear Accidents and Holocaust (Case Studies) / Wasteland Declamation / Consumerism and Waste Products / Environment Protection Acts / Issues Involved in Enforcement Legislation / Public Awareness / Human Population and the Environment: Population Growth / Variation Among Nations / Population Explosion / Human Rights / Value Education / HIV/AIDS / Women and Child Welfare / Role of Information Technology in Environment and Human Health / Case Studies.