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Environmental Studies (Bangalore Univ)


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It gives us immense pleasure in presenting the first edition of the book titled “Ability Enhancement” under the new CBCS syllabus of first semester UG course of Bangalore University. The book on Ability Enhancement will prove beneficial to those involved in environmental studies, environmental management, community health practice and the like.

An environmental science is a vast and multidisciplinary science that involves the study of natural resources of land, water, and air. The Text Book on Ability Enhancement comprehensively covers numerous aspects of this vast subject. The book focuses on the causes of environmental problems and methods and ways of mitigating these causes. It covers topics such as bio-statistics, principles of analytic method, disaster management, various chemical processes operating in the environment, greenhouse gases emissions, global warming, among others.

Because environmental dis-harmonies occur as a result of the interaction between humans and the natural world. It is important to have a historical perspective, appreciate economic and political realities, recognize the role of different social experiences and ethical backgrounds, and integrate these with the science that describes the natural world and how we affect it. Ability Enhancement incorporates all of these sources of information when discussing any environmental issue. Furthermore, the authors have endeavored to present a balanced view of issues, diligently avoiding personal biases and fashionable philosophies. Ability Enhancement is intended as a text for a one-semester, introductory course of Bangalore University for students with a wide variety of career goals. They will find it interesting and informative. The central theme is multi-disciplinary approach.

This book covers seven chapters. It is organized to provide an even, logical flow of concepts and to provide clear illustrations of the major environmental issues of today.


Contents –

1. Introduction to Environmental Studies
2. Eco System
3. Natural Resources: Renewal and Non-Renewable Resources
4. BIO Diversity and Conservation
5. Environmental Pollution
6. Environment Policies and Practices
7. Human Communities and The Environment
8. Model Field Work Reports
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)


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Dr. K. Ramachandra,

Prof. Alla Bakash S.,

S. Nagabhushana


Himalaya pub