Covering all aspects of interaction between man and the environment, A Textbook in Environmental Science addresses issues related to air, water, and soil pollution and their cyclical nature-with a particular focus on issues pertinent to developing countries. It introduces first year environmental science students to the concept of biodiversity in relation to the dangers posed to the diversity of flora and fauna. It aims to give students a broad appreciation of the inter-play in dealing with all matters that affect the environment and provides them with an integrated background in the physical, biological, and earth sciences. The text outlines global warming and climate change in detail. Environmental impact assessment is discussed using coal based thermal power plant as a case in point with a brief outline on environmental audit. The various environmental laws and the policy matters that help in the drafting of these laws are also discussed. Examples are cited along with detailed scientific data on such key issues as green house gases, ozone holes, water pollution, and soil degradation. The chapters are organized so that students can first read about the interdependencies of the various processes in the environment, then gradually get the details of the individual processes affecting the water, air, and soil, and then evaluate relevant concepts on their own. A Textbook in Environmental Science provides students with the fundamental knowledge necessary to tackle the specialized issues that they will encounter in their careers and future studies.The text outlines global warming and climate change in detail. Environmental impact assessment is discussed using coal based thermal power plant as a case in point with a brief outline on environmental audit.
|Title||:||A Textbook in Environmental Science|
|Author||:||V. Subramanian (Ph. D.)|
|Publisher||:||CRC PressI Llc - 2002|