ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY: Ecology, Resource and Hazard Management, Second edition

by: K.S. Valdiya


Abstract: The first of its kind to be applicable to the Indian environment, this comprehensive reference work uses the backdrop of geology to weave together components of earth process mechanisms, ecological systems, usage of earth resources such as land, soil, water and minerals, and accelerated activities of people looking for facilities and engineering techniques to contain adverse consequences on the biosphere. Multidisciplinary in coverage and holistic in approach, the book discusses the causes of degradation of our environment alongside the implications of resource depletion and suggests ways and means of combating the problems. Salient features include: • Resource management and restoration of environment by pursuing eco-development • Coping with natural hazards and reducing risk factors • Pursuing development through engineering measures without endangering ecosystems • Alternative options of energy generation without threatening the landscape • Global warming and problems of pollution and measures of combating it Lucid and comprehensive, this updated Second Edition will prove invaluable for planners, architects, practicing engineers, geologists, ecologists and students of geology, civil engineering, environmental engineering, and ecology.
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Title: ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY: Ecology, Resource and Hazard Management, Second edition

Publisher: McGraw Hill Education (India) Private Limited: New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Athens, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, New Delhi, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto

Copyright / Pub. Date: 2013 McGraw-Hill Education (India) Private Limited

ISBN: 9781259058479

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K.S. Valdiya is currently Professor of Geodynamics at Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advances Scientific Research, Bengaluru. He is a winner of Bhatnagar Prize for Earth Sciences of the CSIR. After obtaining his doctoral degree from Lucknow University, and doing postdoctoral studies at Fulbright Fellow at Johns Hopkins University, USA, he held numerous positions in the Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology and the Universities of Lucknow, Rajasthan, and Kumaun.

Description: The first of its kind to be applicable to the Indian environment, this comprehensive reference work uses the backdrop of geology to weave together components of earth process mechanisms, ecological systems, usage of earth resources such as land, soil, water and minerals, and accelerated activities of people looking for facilities and engineering techniques to contain adverse consequences on the biosphere. Multidisciplinary in coverage and holistic in approach, the book discusses the causes of degradation of our environment alongside the implications of resource depletion and suggests ways and means of combating the problems. Salient features include: • Resource management and restoration of environment by pursuing eco-development • Coping with natural hazards and reducing risk factors • Pursuing development through engineering measures without endangering ecosystems • Alternative options of energy generation without threatening the landscape • Global warming and problems of pollution and measures of combating it Lucid and comprehensive, this updated Second Edition will prove invaluable for planners, architects, practicing engineers, geologists, ecologists and students of geology, civil engineering, environmental engineering, and ecology.