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

    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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    Book Details
    • 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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    Should have been Better

    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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    Ramtej Varma

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    Below Average !

    Its just a remake of various NCERT's, don't get flattered by the book's description,
    but this doesn't imply that its an useless one, it still serves purpose for bringing various contents at a go.
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    Yogesh Mohan

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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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    Ganesh Prakash

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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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    Simply awesome

    Delivery was pretty fast and..this is book and book is always good product
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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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    good for upsc

    its good for both prilims and mains mainly for beginers.topics are well arranged and covered all syllabus .laungage is so easy ,easy to understand and for revision .fast delivery by flipkart.
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    good book but not the best

    this book gives you overall idea for the exam... but not the best book... we cant entirely depend on this book alone for preparation
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    Utterly Disappointed

    Used book recieved
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