Textbook of Environmental Studies for Undergraduate Courses; Special Edition for JNTU Hyderabad

Erach Bharucha

ISBN: 9788173719431 | Year: 2014 | Paperback | Pages: 352 | Language : English

Book Size: 180 x 240 mm | Territorial Rights: World

Price: 325.00

‘Environmental studies’ has become an undisputed requirement in the syllabi of all undergraduate courses. The first edition of this textbook was the outcome of the efforts of the Expert Committee constituted by the UGC in response to the directive given by the Supreme Court of India, on the necessity for a basic course on the environment. The Second Edition has incorporated the feedback from the students and faculty to make it more user-friendly. In this JNTU specific edition, apart from focus on sustainable development and the ecological footprint, several topics that were specifically required as per the JNTU syllabus have been added. This includes deforestation, desertification, water resources, ecosystem values and services, carrying capacity, ambient air quality standards, automobile and industrial pollution, bioremediation, handling of biomedical waste, details of international protocols and conventions that were mentioned earlier, life cycle assessment, EIA, risk assessment, socio-economic impacts of various types of pollution and life styles and green buildings. New relevant tables, case studies and flowcharts have also been included.

Dr Erach Bharucha is Director, Bharati Vidyapeeth Institute of Environment Education and Research, Pune. He has been engaged in implementing a variety of environmental education programmes for schools and colleges. He has been associated with the NCERT, SCERT and UGC to further the cause of formal environmental education.

Preface to the JNTU Hyderabad Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Core Module Syllabus for Environmental Studies for Undergraduate Courses of all Branches of Higher Education
Roadmap to syllabus

Unit 1: The Multidisciplinary Nature of Environmental Studies
Unit 2: Ecosystems
Unit 3: Natural Resources
Unit 4: Biodiversity
Unit 5: Pollution
Unit 6: Social Issues and the Environment
Unit 7: Human Population and the Environment
Unit 8: Field Work
The Need for Sustainable Development and Biodiversity Conservation for a New Emerging India
Multiple Choice Questions
Question Papers
Further Reading