Geography and Environment (In 3 Volumes)
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About the Book :
The environmental issues are being studied by ever- increasing number of disciplines, institutions and individuals. there is definitely a great challenge for geographers in the fast changing scenario. how far the basic tenets of geography remain meaningful is a vital question. the concept of space or spatial patterns and role as 'Integration Science' have to be re-evaluated. with the developments in several disciplines lately studying environment, the spatial integration of their finding has become essential. the papers, contributed in these three volumes highlight the issues related to environment at three levels and their interrelationship. the focus is to study such relationship with the given framework, but linkages to other levels cannot necessarily be avoided. the overall objective of this set remains to evaluate the role of spatial levels in studying environmental issues.
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.
V.K. Kumra (b. 1954), Reader in Geography, Banaras Hindu University, took his M. Sc. (1975) and Ph. D. (1978) from B.H.U. He has published a number of books and research papers on environmental issues. Dr. Kumra has been recipient of Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellowship during 1989-90 at the University of Cambridge, U.K.
Jagadish Singh (b. 1952) is a Senior Lecturer in Geography, Banaras Hindu University. Dr. Singh has to his credit about two dozen research papers and four books including a monograph on Upper Damodar Valley. His major fields of interest are Settlement Geography and Environmental Studies. Recently he has been to Japan and U.K. in connection with conferences on Environmental Aspects.