Encyclopaedia of Geographical Science and Environment; 5 Volumes
Mishra, Ravi (Ed.)
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Book ID : 11539
ISBN-10 : 81-261-0961-0 / 8126109610
ISBN-13 : 978-81-261-0961-6 / 9788126109616
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Edition : (Reprint)
Language : English
xxxxviii, 1384p., Figs., Tables, 23 cm.
CONTENTS:- Vol.1: Geological environment: 1. Igneous rocks and igneous activity. 2. Volcanism. 3. Earthquakes and earth structure. 4. Metamorphic rocks and the continental crust. 5. The oldest rocks. 6. Sedimentary rocks. 7. Fossilisation. 8. The human impact on the soil. 9. The human impact on climate and the atmosphere. 10. Volcanic eruption. Vol.2: Polar environment: Issues and challenges: 1. The Polar Regions. 2. Environments of Polar Regions. 3. Climate of Polar Regions. 4. Terrestrial environments. 5. Freshwater environments. 6. Marine environments. 7. Plant life. 8. Polar animals. 9. Birds of water and land. 10. Marine mammals. 11. Land mammals. 12. Man and the Polar Regions. Vol.3: Freshwater environment: 1. Freshwater environments. 2. Freshwater environments in Polar Regions. 3. Streams and valleys. 4. Underground water. 5. Glaciers. 6. The global ocean. 7. The human impact on the waters. Vol.4: Marine environment - I: 1. Introduction. 2. Life on muddy shores. 3. Rocky shores. 4. Shingle Beaches. 5. The Sea Shore environment. 6. The shore and the sea. 7. Planktonic larvae. 8. Feeding mechanisms. 9. Sandy shores. 10. Life on sandy shores. 11. Plants of rocky shores. 12. Animals of rocky shores. 13. The effect of marine pollution. 14. Marine pollutants and their sources. 15. Marine oil pollution. 16. Concepts in marine pollution. 17. Controlling marine pollution. Vol.5: Marine environment - II: 1. Deep-Sea environments. 2. The origin of the Oceans. 3. Why the Sea is salt. 4. Oceanic plants. 5. The Ocean basins. 6. The opening and closing of Ocean basins. 7. The food resources of the Ocean. 8. The nature of Oceanic life. 9. Human impact on the Sea.
Nature is seldom so simple and tractable; instead, it has many different dimensions. This is particularly true of geographical environment because its subject matter includes many complexities, inter-related concepts and phenomenon involving several heads of organisation. To obtain an overview of modern geographical environment, a student needs to assimilate a great many ideas. Ideally, a reader would knew everything in the present work before beginning to read it. The present work is aimed to bring together and in simple way the fundamentals of geographical science and environment with special emphasis on the modern viewpoint of the science. The potential scope of this branch is very great and no attempt of any exhaustive treatment of the subject is made here. SALIENT FEATURES:- * Geological environment. * Polar environment: issues and challenges. * Freshwater environment. * Marine environment - I & II