Environment & Ecology - Biodiversity, Climate Change and Disaster Management for Civil Services Examination 2nd Edition

Environment & Ecology - Biodiversity, Climate Change and Disaster Management for Civil Services Examination 2nd Edition (English, Paperback, Majid Husain)

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Environment & Ecology - Biodiversity, Climate Change and Disaster Management for Civil Services Examination 2nd Edition  (English, Paperback, Majid Husain)

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  • Language: English
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Access Publishing India Pvt Ltd
  • ISBN: 9789383454167, 9383454164
  • Edition: 2nd, 2014
  • Pages: 568
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Environment & Ecology - Biodiversity, Climate Change and Disaster Management for Civil Services Examination is a comprehensive book for candidates appearing for the Civil Services Examination. The book comprises of chapters on basic concepts of environment and ecology, plant and animal kingdoms, biodiversity, biodiversity and legislation, environmental degradation and management, climate change, natural hazards and disaster management and major crops and cropping pattern in India. In addition, the book consists of several tables and illustrations to understand the concepts of ecology better. This book is essential for candidates appearing for the general studies paper of the civil services and main examinations.

About Majid Husain

Majid Husain is Indian academic author and educationist. He was the former head of the department of geography at Jamia Millia College in Delhi. He has authored over forty academic books including Systematic Geography of Jammu & Kashmir, Evolution of Geographical Thought and Geography: 3000 Terms and Concepts With Detailed Explanation For Civil Services Examinations.

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Publication Year
  • 2014 April
Edition Type
  • Revised
Book Type
  • Entrance Exam Book
Table of Contents
  • Preface

    1. Environment and Ecology - Basic Concepts
    Environment - Definition and Types
    Salient Features of Environment
    Operational Environment
    Structure of the Atmosphere
    Earth’s Four Spheres
    Ecology
    Ecological Principles
    Photosynthesis
    Components of an Ecosystem
    Carbon and Oxygen Cycles
    The Nitrogen Cycle
    Hydrological Cycle
    Sedimentary Cycles
    Phosphorus Cycle
    Energy Cycle
    Ecological Pyramid or Ecological Relationship

    2. Plant and Animal Kingdoms
    Evolution of Species
    Plant Kingdoms
    Process of Evolution
    Plant Kingdoms
    Distribution of Land Animals

    3. Major Bio-mes
    Terrestrial Bio-mes
    Alpine Tundra Bio-me
    Extinction of Species
    Aquatic Ecosystem
    Marine (Sea / Ocean) Ecosystem

    4. Biodiversity
    Biodiversity
    North and Central America
    South America
    Europe and Central Asia
    Africa
    Categorization of Species
    Bio-geographic Zones of India
    Biodiversity Conservation
    Strategies for the Conservation Biodiversity
    Biodiversity Conservation in India
    Zoning of Biosphere Reserves
    The Ramsar Convention

    5. Biodiversity and Legislation
    Earth Summit
    The Five Earth Summit Agreements
    The Future
    The Montreal Protocol
    Kyoto Protocol on Climatic Change
    The Montreal Action Plan
    Bali Summit
    Poznan Summit
    Copenhagen Summit
    Cancun Summit
    Convention on Biological Diversity (Biodiversity Convention)
    Cartagena Protocol
    Nagoya Protocol
    Rotterdam Convention
    Stockholm Convention
    Basel Convention
    International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
    Antarctic Treaty
    Environmental Laws in India
    The National Environment Tribunal Act, 1995
    Biodiversity Act, 2002

    6. Environmental Degradation and Management
    Greenhouse Effect and Global Warming
    Acidification
    World Distribution of Acid Rain
    Impact of Acid of Precipitation
    Ozone Depletion
    Antarctic Ozone Hole
    Some Basic Facts about Ozone Depletion
    Salinisation
    Desertification or Desertisation
    Soil Erosion
    Types of Soil Erosion
    Soil Conservation
    Deforestation
    Waste Disposal
    Sustainable Development
    Sustainable Development – A Historical Perspective
    Individuals Role in Sustainable Development
    Environmental Pollution
    Pollution of the Ground Resource
    Impact of Noise Pollution on Society
    Environmental Impact Assessment
    Objectives of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
    Green Electricity

    7. Climate Change
    Evidence of Global Warming
    Consequences of Climatic Change
    Consequences of Climate Change in India

    8. Natural Hazards and Disaster Management
    Disaster
    Natural Hazards
    Volcanoes
    Earthquakes in India
    Seismic Zones of India
    Earthquake Prediction
    Tsunami
    Landslides
    Types of Landslides
    Avalanches
    Cyclones
    Thunderstorms
    Tornadoes
    Surge, Sea-surge or Storm Surge
    Floods
    Floods in India
    Flood Disaster Management
    Drought Hazards
    Causes of Droughts
    Consequences of Droughts
    Biological Hazards and Disasters
    Famines
    Wildfire (Forest Fire)
    Forest Fires in India
    Industrial Accidents
    Armed Conflicts War
    Cloudburst
    Polar Vortex

    9. Distribution of World Natural Resources
    Non - Renewable Sources of Energy
    Renewable Resources
    Energy Resources
    Oil (Petroleum)
    Natural Gas
    Renewable Sources of Energy
    Hydro - Power
    Nuclear Energy
    Mineral Resources
    Iron Ore
    Manganese
    Copper
    Bauxite (Aluminum)
    Lead
    Gold
    Silver
    Uranium
    Thorium

    10. Locational Factors of Economic Activities
    Location of Primary Activity
    Food Gathering
    Hunting
    Pastoral Nomad-ism
    Livestock Ranching
    Shifting Agriculture or Primitive Subsistence Agriculture
    Intensive Subsistence Agriculture
    Dairying
    Plantation Agriculture
    Mediterranean Agricultural System
    Mixed Farming (Commercial Crops and Livestock)
    Extensive Agriculture
    Dry Land Agriculture
    Watershed Management
    Sustainable Agriculture
    Forestry
    Agroforestry
    Fishing
    Textile Industries
    Iron and Steel Industry
    Industrial Problems of India
    Changes in Ice Caps and Water-bodies

    11. Contemporary Socio - Economic Issues
    Effects of Liberalization and Globalization on Indian Society
    Liberalization
    Privatization
    Issues Relating to Poverty and Hunger

    12. Major Crops and Cropping Patterns in India
    Classification of Crops
    Major Crops of India
    Pulses (Legumes)
    Oilseed
    Plantation Crops
    Horticulture
    Fruit Crops
    Dry - Fruits
    Spices
    Irrigation Systems in India
    Merits of Canal Irrigation
    Tank Irrigation

    Glossary
    References
    Appendix

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the book Should have been Better...The content is good..but it lacks some new topics and some unnecessary content wastes our time...I read it from Acknowledgment to last page ...and the book lacks Clear cut Advantage over PD Sharma so i rate only 3 star...which is better one ...Buy this only if u r a fresher and want to know everything in simple manner...
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Below Average !

Its just a remake of various NCERT's, don't get flattered by the book's description,
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Total waste of money and money.

The book is very poor content wise. The index uses exact words given in upsc syllabus to draw buyers. However reading the book is a waste of time. The book was a big disappointment.
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MAJID HUSSAIN

completly useless book.. this author can make u believe that papaya tree can grow up to 300m and many more... don't waste ur money and time
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a must for IAS

purchased this book recently and found it really useful.

Content wise its very reliable but page quality is not very good.

I think its a must for IAS GS 1 and GS 3 mains paper.
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