Environmental Studies: From Crisis to Cure

Environmental Studies: From Crisis to Cure

by Rajagopalan

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199459759
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 05/01/2016
Pages: 424
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Rajagopalan, Former Professor IIT Madras

R. Rajagopalan, holds a BE in Mechanical Engineering from Madras University and a PhD in Industrial and Management Engineering from IIT Kanpur. He taught for over 30 years at IIT Kanpur and IIT Madras.

Prof. Rajagopalan has written and edited several books, including 13 textbooks on environmental education for schools and colleges. Two of his childrens books have won national awards. He lectures and conducts workshops on environmental issues all over India.

Table of Contents

Module 1: The Global Environmental Crisis
1. The Global Environmental Crisis
Module 2: Ecosystems
2. Ecosystems: Basic Concepts
3. Forest, Grassland, and Desert Ecosystems
4. Aquatic Ecosystems
Module 3: Biodiversity
5. Introduction to Biodiversity
6. Biodiversity Conservation
Module 4: Renewable and Non-Renewable Natural Resources
7. Water Resources
8. Energy Resources
9. Forest Resources
10. Land, Food, and Mineral Resources
Module 5: Environmental Pollution
11. Air and Noise Pollution
12. Water, Soil, and Marine Pollution
13. Solid Waste Management
14. Disaster Management
Module 6: Human Population and the Environment
15. Population Growth
16. Environment and Human Health
17. Women and Child Welfare
Module 7: Social Issues and the Environment
18. Sustainable Development
19. Global Warming, Acid Rain, and Ozone Depletion
20. Environmental Laws and Regulations
Module 8: Field Work
21. Project Work
Module 9: Conclusion
22. Conclusion: Another World is Possible
Glossary
Model Test Papers (UPSC Civil Services and University examinations)
Answers to MCQs

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