Environment and Ecology: Biodiversity, Climate Change and Disaster Management for Civil Services Examination was released in 2013 and has since been really popular with the students preparing for Civil Services and other competitive examinations. The author, Prof. Majid Husain has inculcated certain relevant propositions from its readers in this revised edition. The arrangement of the book has been done in such a manner that it is helpful for students sitting for preliminary as well as main examinations of the civil services.
The contents of the book are as follows:
Environment and Ecology: Basic Concepts
Plant and Animal Kingdoms
Biodiversity and Legislation
Environmental Degradation and Management
Natural hazards and Disaster Management
Distribution of World Resources
Locational factors of Economic Activities
Contemporary Socio Economic Issues
Major Crops and Cropping Patterns in India
Also, some new topics have been added to the new edition such as, Aquatic Ecosystems, Estuaries and Wetlands. Species are segregated into certain types like, endangered, vulnerable and critically vulnerable. Reasons and pattern of bird migration and coral bleaching are also included. Issues relating to waste dumping, environmentally receptive places etc. are also contained in the new edition. Natural occurrences such as cloud bursts, cold-waves, heat-waves, tornadoes, etc. are covered and so are the Novel theories relating to urban geography such as smart cities, viable cities and eco-cities. There is a particular section on the recent Nepal Earthquake. The book is available online at Amazon India.About the author:
This book is authored by Majid Husain under the publication of Access Publishing India Pvt. Ltd. The publishing house majorly lays emphasis on the educational needs of the young candidates doing preparations for the numerous entrance examinations being conducted in the country. The books published here include works of renowned English and Hindi authors.
About the Author
Prof majid husain, is former head, department of geography, jamia millia islamia (central university), new delhi. a prolific writer, he has authored more than 60 books in geography and related topics.
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