Environmental Pollution: Hazards and Control

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  • Author :R.D. Gupta
  • Year of Publication :2006
  • ISBN: :9788180692604
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: XI, 207
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Environmental Science, Geography

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About the Book :

This book attempts to address the multidimensional problems of environmental pollution. Explaining the concept of environment, change of ecological balance and pollution, it traces the causes accountable for producing air, water, noise, vehicular, metal, dust, soil, pesticidal, radioactive and food pollution. It further analyses the impact of different pollutants on human and animal life. Suggestions for their better management and control have been given as well. The book will be of special interest to the policy makers, researchers, environmentalists and development agencies. Suggestions if any to improve the next edition of the book are most welcome.

About Author :

R.D. Gupta, M.Sc. and Ph. D., is a well-known soil scientist and environmentalist, having specialisation in soil microbiology and pedology, and in wildlife of Pir Panjal Himalayan region of Jammu and Kashmir. He did his postgraduate diploma in ecology and environment from Indian Institute of Ecology and Environment, New Delhi. Starting his professional career as Assistant Extension Specialist in Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana in 1968, Prof. Gupta served as Associate Professor, Deputy Director, Extension Education in Chaudhary Sarwan Kumar Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishwavidyalaya and Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, before he was elevated as Chief Scientist, KVK and Head SKUAST, Regional Agricultural Research Station, R.S. Pura, Jammu. Later, he served as Founding Associate Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, SKUAST, Jammu; and Head, Divisions of Agricultural Chemistry, and Soil Science, and Agro-forestry. He has to his credit over 100 research papers and a book, entitled, Problems and Management of Soil and Forest Resources of Northwest Himalayas.