Environment, Population and Development (Felicitation Volume in Honour of Prof. S.L. Kayastha)
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About the Book :
Environmental and population have been studied from different angles, by different disciplines, and for a variety of reasons. These topics have been analysed separately or even together. A close relationship between the two is not a formidable conclusion. But recently such studies have gained an additional dimension due to greater emphasis on sustainability which in turn is linked with development. Environment population and development has to be studied together keeping in view of the limited resources at local, regional, national or even at global levels. Professor S.L. Kayastha has been studying these aspects with varied emphasis and at various levels. With his approach in mind, this volume has been brought out. The authors took pains to explore how the issues related to environment, population and development have been linked at various spatial levels. This volume should be useful to academicians and researchers working in the field of population environment, development, sustainability, resources and different combination of theses disciplines.
About Author :
Prithvish Nag, (b. 1951), M.Sc. (Gold Medalist), Ph.D., is the Director of the National Atlas and Thematic Mapping Organisation (NATMO) of the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India. He has been the President of the Indian National Cartographic Association, Indian Association of Special Libraries and Information Centre, Institute of Indian Geographers, Indian Institute of Geomorphologists, Professor S.P. Chatterjee Memorial Foundation and Indian Geographical Foundation. At the international level, he was the Chairman of the International Cartographic Association (ICA), Commission on Population Cartography, UN/PCGIAP Committee on Institutional Strengthening for Asia and the Pacific, International Steering Committee on Global Mapping (ISCGM), Working Group on Data Standardization, and Full Member of the International Geographical Union (IGU), Commission on Population Geography, and Member, Editorial Board, International Journal on Geographical Information System. Dr. Nag was the Visiting Member of the Staff of the School of Oriental and African Studies, London. He is an author and editor of over 35 books and 110 research papers. His well known books are Geography of India and Digital Remote Sensing. Dr. Nag was UN Consultant in Cartography in the Sultanate of Oman and the Surveyor General of India.
Chandra Shekhar Kumar (b. 1959) obtained his M. Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Banaras Hindu University. He has published several research papers and participated in many national and international seminars and brought out a book on Environmental Problems and Development. He is also recipient of the CSIR fellowship. At present he is attached to the Department of Geography, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.
Smita Sengupta, (b. 1956), M.A., Ph.D., had a varied experience of working with universities, institute, government and the GIS industry. At present she is working as GIS Consultant. Dr. Sengupta is a recipient of the UGC and CSIR fellowships. She has brought out books on Residential Patterns of Suburbs, Geography of India and Environment, Population and Development, apart from over 35 research papers in well known journals.