Environment & Ecology: Biodiversity, Climate Change and Disaster Management : General Studies for Civil Services (Main) Examination - Paper II and IV 1st Edition
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    Environment & Ecology: Biodiversity, Climate Change and Disaster Management : General Studies for Civil Services (Main) Examination - Paper II and IV 1st Edition (English, Paperback, Majid Husain)

    Environment & Ecology: Biodiversity, Climate Change and Disaster Management : General Studies for Civil Services (Main) Examination - Paper II and IV 1st Edition  (English, Paperback, Majid Husain)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Access Publishing India
    • ISBN: 9788192679693, 8192679691
    • Edition: 1st, 2013
    • Pages: 400
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    Environment & Ecology: Biodiversity, Climate Change and Disaster Management : General Studies for Civil Services (Main) Examination - Paper II and IV 1st Edition by Majid Husain is a comprehensive entrance exam book for general studies. The book contains vast information in the study of environment and ecology in general studies that help students in their exams. It gives a clear understanding of the concepts of environment and ecology. This book is quintessential for candidates applying for Civil Service exams.

    Majid Husain

    Majid Husain is among the most senior faculty in the study of geography in India. He has authored books like Geography of India 4 Edition, Indian and World Geography (Paper-1) 1st Edition, Geography : 3000 Terms and Concepts With Detailed Explanation For Civil Services Examinations 1st Edition, World Geography 4th Edition and Fundamentals of Physical Geography 4th Edition.
    Majid Husain has a M.A. in Geography (Gold Medalist), an LL.B and a  PhD.He has a teaching experience in geography of 40 years and has been doing research in related fields for 43 years.

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    Book Details
    • Publication Year
      • 2013 August
    • Book Type
      • Entrance Exam Book
    • Exam
      • CSAT
    • 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
        x Contents

        3. Major Biomes

        Terrestrial Biomes
        Alpine Tundra Biome
        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
        Biogeographic Zones of India
        Biodiversity Conservation
        Strategies for the Conservation Biodiversity
        Biodiversity Conservation in India
        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), 2010
        Cartagena Protocol
        Nagoya Protocol
        Rotterdam Convention
        Stockholm Convention
        Basel Convention
        International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, 2004
        Antarctic Treaty
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        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
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        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
        Epidemics
        Famines
        Wildfire (Forest Fire)
        Forest Fires in India
        Industrial Accidents
        Armed Conflicts War
        Cloudburst

        Glossary

        References

        Appendix

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    worst book for Environment part of UPSC

    This is the worst purchase you can make.
    the book is written in a hastily manner. somewhere so much detail which is not required and most part are without any details.
    Language used is so difficult that sometimes you cant understand the meaning.

    I find it just COPY and Paste work from different books.

    Please do not fall for the excellent reviews given here by some people. i think they are authors relatives or the Author himself.

    This is my first review and i am writing it particularly beca...
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    About the book

    I have purchase the book after, but i feel the book lacking UPSC Syllabus of ecology and environment, climate change and biodiversity. Even chapter like climate change is not deal in any detail... The book cover MORE GEOGRAPHY PERCEPTIVE THAN ECOLOGY. I STRONGLY SAY NOT SUFFICIENT for UPSC ecology, climate change section.
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    Rahul

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    amazing author

    this book contains everything that related to environment..content fine..author gives you impression that he belongs to geography expert bcoz it presented in map form of environment...paper quality ok...it is very essential for new upsc mains
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    Env. and eco.

    quick delivery and good book . up to date for all competitive exams. its concise and subtle. easy to carry around and very good for quick revision and basics too. i i would recommend it highly
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    goodday kriibve

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    i had bought this book for knowledge

    but this book is very poor in content and language...very confusing and unclear book..disappointed , it should be updated with deep ideas and principles, its looks very surfacial book n useless
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    amod saini

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    Gud one

    This book is comprehensive but lacks enough details.
    Collection of topics is nice. I wish it could've provided more in depth details for any difficulty level question asked in the examination.
    Overall good book
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