Understanding Environment

Understanding Environment


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761932772
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 12/28/2004
Pages: 331
Product dimensions: 7.25(w) x 9.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Kiran B Chhokar is a cultural geographer. She heads the Centre for Environment Education (CEE) Higher Education Programme, and has been visiting faculty at the Portland State University, USA. Dr Chhokar is also co-editor of Asian Women and Their Work: A Geography of Gender and Development (1998), and is the series editor of the Enviro Scope series of thematic manuals for college teachers, developed in collaboration with the World Resource Institute, USA. She is currently working with the University of Lancanshire, UK, on developing a blended learning programme on Ecotourism, Conservation and Development.

Mamata Pandya has been working at CEE since 1985. She previously taught at Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi. Mamata Pandya.s primary focus is on development of environmental education materials, in a variety of media, for both teachers and students. She has published extensively and her previous publications include Guide to Green Citizenship (2003) and Towards Sustainability: Learning from the Past, Innovating for the Future (2002).

Meena Raghunathan is currently Coordinator, Networking and Capacity Building, at CEE. She has been working in the area of environmental education for over 18 years. She has been involved in the development of educational materials for teachers and students, and has over several publications to her credit including The Green Reader: An Introduction to Environmental Concerns and Issues (co-editor). Ms Reghunathan is the Vice-Chair (South Asia) of the IUCN.Commission on Education and Communication, an international network of environmental educators.

Table of Contents

Understanding Environment - Kartikeya V Sarabhai
Ecology - Shivani Jain
Biodiversity - Seema Bhatt
Water - Avanish Kumar and Sarita Thakore
Energy - Kiran B Chhokar
Pollution - Hema Jagadeesan
Agriculture - Kalyani Kandula
The Urban Environment - Sunil Jacob and Vivek S Khadpekar
Industry - Meena Raghunathan
Climate Change and Ozone Depletion - Kiran B Chhokar, Mamata Pandya and Meena Raghunathan
Population, Consumption and Environment - Kalyani Kandula
Environment and Development: The Links - Kalyani Kandula
Citizen Action
Appendix 1: Environmental Law in India
Appendix 2: International Environmental Agreements

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