CONTENTS:- Preface; 1. Understanding geography; 2. Ecosystems; 3. Population and consumption trends; 4. Natural resources and waste; 5. Radioactive waste: Production, Storage disposal; 6. Natural resources and social development; 7. Land use change and forestry; 8. Effects on and vulnerability of natural and human systems; 9. Unequal trades in Agriculture; 10. Water and population dynamics; 11. India: Environmental Issues; 12. Protection of the Atmosphere; 13. Understanding the ecological challenges of the 21-Century.
The environment is our physical surroundings. This includes both human social and physical features. Environmental geography deals with the dynamics of earth's surface features. It is linked to hydrology, environmental geology, and other facets of both geography and geology. It is also concerned about human action in the environment. This book provides authentic and up-to-date geographical information on all the aspects of the environment. It provides theoretical as well as behavioural bases as well as case studies. It analyses the local, regional and global environmental problems at micro and macro-levels. It will be an essential reading or the students of geography and environmental science. The contents of the book will also be useful to geographers and environmentalists, researcher and policy makers.