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

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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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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Publication Year
  • 2013 August
Book Type
  • Entrance Exam Book
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  • 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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11 Sep, 2013

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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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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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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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Questions and Answers
Q:Is this a new edition for 2017...????
A:Yes, Although a new addition but i doubt if it can be a good replacement for SHANKAR's environment booklet. You can keep it for reference if you already have gone through Shankar's environment.
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