Environmental Studies

ISBN Number : 978-93-5142-053-8

Student Price : Rs.490

Student Dollar Price : 20$

Library Price : Rs.950

Library Dollar Price : 38$

Book Edition : Fourth

Year of Publication : 2014

No. Of Pages : 284

Book Weight :368

About The Book

The main purpose of this book is to update the students of Arts, Science, Commerce and Management at their B.A., B.Sc., BCA, B.Com. and BBM, degree level to get a clear and comprehensive picture of the compulsory paper on `Environmental Studies`. `The subject being comparatively new and dynamic, there is a need for constant revision to include latest happenings of events in the field of environment. After first edition of the book published in 2007, many changes have happened in between. Accordingly the revised version of this book contains such events, viz., the talks of world leaders (130) under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) at Copenhagen during 7th to 17th December 2009. Though, the concrete results have not come out in the meeting, the road map is delineated through a draft accord, which is specially written in this book under the title `Climate Change Policies and Copenhagen Accord`.

Further, keeping in view the latest decision of the Academic Council of Bangalore University regarding the mode of examination and type of question paper, new set of multiple choice questions have been specially written in all the chapters and the key answers are given at the end of the each chapter. It is hoped that this revised version will prove invaluable to the student community as well as teachers, who teach the paper on `Environmental Studies` in all the Universities in the country.


Contents -

Chapter 1: The Multidisciplinary Nature of Environmental Studies
Chapter 2: Natural Resources: Renewable and Non-Renewable Resources
Chapter 3: Ecosystems
Chapter 4: Biodiversity and Its Conservation
Chapter 5: Environmental Pollution
Chapter 6: Social Issues and the Environment
Chapter 7: Environmental Laws
Chapter 8: Human Population and the Environment

About The Author

Dr. R. G. Desai is at present a professor and KK Birla fellow in the P G department of Economics, Bangalore University, Bangalore. Apart from teaching several papers in economics for more than three decades, he also thaought a paper on `Environmental Economics Management and Law` to the students of M.Sc., Environmental Science in the University. He got published good number of books and reseach papers. His major publications include: Information Technology and Economic Growth (Rawat Publication-2005), Economics of Floriculture (2004), Agriculutral Economics (2000), Economic Theroy (1999) and Environmental Studies (2007-first edition) all four by Himalaya Publications, and `Farmer`s Societies and Agricultural Development` Chug Publication (1998).

His reseach works have been published in various journals such as `Agricultural Situation in India`, `Journal of Environmental Science`, `Indian Journal of Applied Economics`, `Manpower Journal` and `Financing Agriculture`. He has completed eight major reseach projects sponsored by Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India, UGC, ICSSR, KK Birla Foundation, New Delhi and Bangalore University.

He is a nominated expert member in the advisory committees of Regional Direct Taxes, Govt. of India, UGC-SAP of Kakathiya University, Andhra Pradesh and nominated Director, Karnataka State Minority Development Corporation Limited. He has presented a paper in the international conference on `Knowledge Economy` at Beijing, China in 2004. and in 2005 he has visited Cairo University, Alexandria University in Egypt.

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