General Information  
PublisherMcGraw Hill
Publish YearJanuary 2008


Meant for all the undergraduate students of Indian Universities, this book meets the syllabus requirements of UGC. Maintaining a holistic approach throughout, the book offers easy and logical comprehension. Excellent clarity in concepts renders the subject easy for all the students irrespective of their background at school level. Key features Comprehensive coverage of Pollution, Components of Environment and Biodiversity (core to the syllabus). Important topics like Genetic Engineering in relation to Biodiversity and Catalytic Converters and Electrostatic Precipitators dealt with in detail. (Refer chapter 5 & 6) The International Conventions and Protocols for Environmental Protection discussed in detail. (Not a feature in competition) Quality Diagrams: Enables clear understanding of the concepts. ( For example: Refer diagrams on Sulphur Cycle and Rain Water Harvesting) Currentness: Latest statistical data included. ( For example: Refer Page Number 158, The Top Ten of Worst Polluted Places- As per 2007 ratings) Pedagogical Features : Review questions - 203 Objective-type questions- 146 Cases from the Indian scenario will help in the field work and report- 35 Short Answer Questions. 136 Glossary of technical terms frequently used in Environmental Science New to the edition: Addition of 6 new Case Studies. Inclusion of topics like, Ecological Succession, In situ and Ex situ Conservation, etc. Moved chapter on Science of Environment from text to the OLC Clarity in concepts. Quality diagrams. Currentness in the data given. Presence of strong pedagogical features.