‘Environmental studies’ has become an undisputed requirement in the syllabi of all undergraduate courses. The first edition of this textbook was the outcome of the efforts of the Expert Committee constituted by the UGC in response to the directive given by the Supreme Court of India, on the necessity for a basic course on the environment. The Second Edition has incorporated the feedback from the students and faculty to make it more user-friendly.
Tailored precisely to suit the curriculum set down by the UGC.
Relevant new case studies, examples, photographs and figures make the book student and teacher-friendly.
The subject matter is presented in very simple and lucid language which makes the concepts clear to Engineering, Arts, Science and Commerce students alike.
The important aspect of ‘fieldwork’ is included in Unit 8.
Flowcharts have been introduced wherever required so that concepts are clearer in the students’ minds.
The refrain of ‘sustainable living’ runs though the entire book, thus awakening the students to reality and suggests solutions for commonly encountered environmental issues.
Questions are provided at the end of each chapter to test comprehension.