Environment and Human Response: Selected Essays in Geography

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Overview

  • Author :R.N.P. Sinha
  • Year of Publication :1990
  • ISBN: :9788170222439
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: XXIV, 340
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Environmental Science, Geography

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About the Book :

This volume presents a series of essays on varied sub-fields of geography through which runs a common threads of eternal geography concern-human response to environment. This is in keeping with the varied interests of Mrs. V.A. Janaki, in whose felicitation this volume is being brought out. In essence, it is a summary of some grand themes in the field of urban geography, population and settlement geography, marketing geography, economic geography, cultural geography, historical and political geography as also in the field of cartography; and is a prospectus of warning and hope, written in terms layman can understand and act upon. It will be the purpose of this compendium to examine various segments of the earth environments as it is and how man has reacted to it giving rise to various forms of activities, and in the process bringing about changes both in the environment and the human society; thus in turn creating new opportunities and posing new problems. This will give, on a small-scale, an idea of what is happening to the earth and to ourselves and what must be done.


About Author :

R.N.P. Sinha obtained his Ph. D. (Land-use) from Patna University in 1961 and is currently a Professor in the Department of Geography of the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Gujarat. His scholarly interests centre upon Rural Land-Use and Environment, Political Geography and Marine Affairs, Cultural Geography of India, Geographic Information Systems and Computer Graphics. He trekked through the eastern hill districts. He trekked through the eastern hill districts of Nepal in 1953 and visited U.K., Canada, Mexico and the U.S.A. in 1979 where he also presented a paper at the Annual Meet of the Association of American Geographers in Philadelphia. In 1988, on U.S. Fulbright Travel Fellowship, Prof. Sinha was a visiting professor at the University of Kentucky (Lexington) when he also delivered guest lectures at the Universities of South Carolina (Columbia) when he also delivered guest lectures t the Universities of South Carolina (Columbia) and Wisconsin (Platteville). He has published over 30 research papers in Indian and foreign journals and has translated L. D. Stamp book Africa A Study in Tropical Development (in Hindi). He has edited Mrs. V.A. Janaki Felicitation volume Environment and Human Response: Selected Essays in Geography (Concept, 1990). His forthcoming publications include Geography and Business.