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Environmental Studies

Environmental Studies
Principles and Practices

  • Abhik Gupta - Professor, Department of Ecology & Environmental Science, and Pro Vice-Chancellor, Assam University, Silchar, Assam
  • Susmita Gupta - Professor, Department of Ecology & Environmental Science, Assam University, Silchar, Assam

January 2021 | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
A comprehensive textbook discussing and analyzing fundamental concepts of environment and various issues and challenges related to it. 

Closely following the UGC CBCS guidelines on the Ability Enhancement Compulsory Course (AECC) on Environmental Studies, this textbook offers a comprehensive coverage of the subject in a simple and lucid language. 

Spread through 8 units, the book adopts a multidisciplinary approach to discuss and analyse the fundamental concepts of environment and its sustainable management, ecosystems, environmental impacts, issues and challenges, and field work. Through global and local examples and caselets, illustrations, tables and images, the book attempts to make the topics easy-to-understand and imbibe. 

Environmental Studies: Principles and Practices ardently forwards the cause for dissemination of knowledge on environmental degradation and enhancing awareness on ways and methods of nature conservation. Apart from students of humanities, social sciences, science and management, it will also be useful for environmental managers, government officials, trainees and aspiring candidates of various competitive examinations.

Key Features:

• Comprehensive coverage of the UGC AECC syllabus guidelines on environmental studies

• Includes ample examples and case studies for theoretical and practical understanding of the topics 

• Includes an analysis of major environmental policies and legislations in India and their implications 

• Lucid and pithy treatment of topics, devoid of scientific jargons and terminologies
Introduction to Environmental Studies
Natural Resources: Renewable and Non-renewable Resources
Biodiversity: Threats and Conservation
Environmental Pollution
Environmental Policies, Practices and Global Issues
Human Communities and the Environment
Field Work in Environmental Studies
Answers to MCQs
Suggested Readings

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ISBN: 9789353885588