ESSENTIALS OF ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

ESSENTIALS OF ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

by S.V.S. RANA

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This revised fifth edition, is a lucid presentation of the fundamental concepts and principles of ecology and environmental science. Extensively illustrated, the book provides in-depth coverage of major areas such as atmospheric and soil science, hydrobiology, biodiversity, and pollution ecology. It seeks to impart comprehensive understanding of the major ecological issues, policies and laws, crucial for solving environmental problems. New sections on vital topics such as acid rain and deposition, metapopulations, environmental disasters and the Bali Summit on Climate Change 2007 contribute strongly to this endeavour.</P>

The book is primarily intended for undergraduate (B.Sc.) students of environmental science and other relevant biological sciences. It will also be very useful for postgraduate (M.Sc.) students of these subjects as well as field professionals and researchers.</P><P style="TEXT-ALIGN: center">KEY FEATURES</P>

•&nbsp;Use of indigenous examples for explaining subject matter</P>

•&nbsp;Coverage of extreme environments such as Antarctica, the Arctic region, open oceans, and deserts, along with up-to-date information on major ecosystems</P>

•&nbsp;Chapters devoted to biodiversity as well as natural and genetic resources of India</P>

•&nbsp;Detailed descriptions of ecocompartments such as atmosphere and lithosphere</P>

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9788120347861
Publisher: PHI Learning
Publication date: 05/13/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 17 MB
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About the Author

<STRONG>S.V.S. Rana</STRONG>, Ph.D., is a former Vice Chancellor of Bundelkhand University, Jhansi. He has served Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut as Professor and Head, Department of Zoology; Coordinator, Department of Environmental Science; and Coordinator, UGC Innovative Assistance Program in Toxicology. He has more than forty years of teaching and research experience.</P>

Professor Rana has authored/edited a number of books on ecology and environmental science, and has contributed numerous research papers in national and international journals of repute. He is associated with a number of national and international scientific societies in the field of environment and toxicology in various capacities. He has received a large number of awards and fellowships for his contribution to this field.</P>

Table of Contents

<P align=left><EM>Preface</EM>

<EM>Preface to the First Edition</EM>

<EM>Acknowledgements</EM>

1. &nbsp;&nbsp; Definition, Scope and History of Ecology

2. &nbsp;&nbsp; Ecology and Evolution

3. &nbsp;&nbsp; Environmental Adaptations

4. &nbsp;&nbsp; Climate and Atmosphere

5. &nbsp;&nbsp; Earth and Lithosphere

6. &nbsp;&nbsp; Hydrosphere

7. &nbsp;&nbsp; Biosphere

8. &nbsp;&nbsp; Bio-Geochemical and Nutrient Cycles

9. &nbsp;&nbsp; Environmental Factors and Species Interactions

10. Biodiversity

11. Genetic Resources

12. Natural Resources (Minerals, Energy, Water, Forests)

13. Ecology of Populations

14. Concept of Community

15. Ecosystem (Structure and Function)

16. Fragile Ecosystems

17. Air Pollution

18. Water Pollution

19. Noise Pollution

20. Radioactive Pollution

21. Solid Waste Pollution

22. Land Pollution

23. Global Environmental Problems

24. Environmental Disasters

25. Environmental Institutions, International Cooperation and Law

<EM>Glossary</EM>

<EM>Index</EM></P>

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