Environment: An Illustrated Journey

Paperback | December 15, 2011

byR. Rajagopalan

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Divided into three parts dealing with environmental crisis and its cause, understanding the crisis, and possible remedial measures, the book provides a balanced understanding of the major issues and concerns related to the environment, both locally in India and globally. From threatenedecosystems, disappearing forests, and endangered species to depleting natural resources, escalating pollution, growing population, and dangerous toxins - the book addresses the major environmental crises confronting us today. Using environment-related stories and real-life cases from the Indian andglobal contexts, the book illustrates the various problems we encounter in our daily lives, provides possible solutions, and recounts successes and failures. The evocative line drawings and sketches complementing the text often present self-complete stories in themselves. The appendices on further reading (books, magazines, and websites), resources (organizations, etc.), interesting trivia, and a glossary of terms are a special feature of the volume. Aiming to generate increased sensitivity among readers towards environmental issues, it tries to inculcate in us anappreciation of the seriousness of the environmental crisis at the local and global levels.

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Divided into three parts dealing with environmental crisis and its cause, understanding the crisis, and possible remedial measures, the book provides a balanced understanding of the major issues and concerns related to the environment, both locally in India and globally. From threatenedecosystems, disappearing forests, and endangered s...

R. Rajagopalan holds a BE in mechanical engineering from Madras University and a PhD in industrial and management engineering from IIT Kanpur. He taught for over 30 years at IIT Kanpur and IIT Madras. He has written and edited several books, including 12 textbooks on environmental education for schools and colleges. Two of his children...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:188 pagesPublished:December 15, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198076991

ISBN - 13:9780198076995

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PrefaceIntroductionPrologue: The Conservationist's Lament and the Technologist's Reply1. Planet in Peril: Three StoriesPart I: The Crisis and its CausePrologue: A Fable for Tomorrow2. The Global Environmental Crisis3. Why are We in a Crisis?Part II: The Crisis DescribedPrologue: How Can One Sell the Air?4. A Thirsty World: Scarcity and Water Pollution5. A Warming World: Energy, Global Warming, and Climate Change6. A Toxic World: Waste, Pollution, and Environmental Health7. A World without Life: Forests and Biological Diversity8. A Dying Ocean: Polluted Seas and Coasts9. A Crowded World: Growing Population and Urbanization10. A Hungry World: Land, Soil, Food and Agriculture11. A World Past the Tipping Point?Part III: The CurePrologue: The Man Who Planted Trees12. World Response to the Crisis13. Hope for the Planet and How You Can HelpAppendicesFurther Reading: Books and Magazines, WebsitesResources: Organizations, etc.Answers to 'Find Out and Be Surprised!Glossary of TermsIndex