Environment and Sustainable Development

Editors: Fulekar, M.H., Pathak, Bhawana, Kale, R.K. (Eds.)

  • ·         Highlights current research in the treatment of all kinds of waste
  • ·         Describes the emerging technologies like environmental biotechnology and nanotechnology
  • ·         Provides holistic solutions for sustainable development
  • ·         Emphasizes on green technology as it is an emerging area in addressing environmental concerns
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Global society in the 21st century is facing challenges of improving the quality of air, water, soil and the environment and maintaining the ecological balance. Environmental pollution, thus, has become a major global concern. The modern growth of industrialization, urbanization, modern agricultural development and energy generation has resulted in the indiscriminate exploitation of natural resources for fulfilling human desires and needs, which has contributed in disturbing the ecological balance on which the quality of our environment depends.

Human beings, in the truest sense, are the product of their environment. The man-environment relationship indicates that pollution and deterioration of the environment have a social origin. The modern technological advancements in chemical processes/operations have generated new products, resulting in new pollutants in such abundant levels that they are above the self-cleaning capacity of the environment. One of the major issues in recent times is the threat tohuman lives due to the progressive deterioration of the environment from various sources. The impact of the pollutants on the environment will be significant when the accumulated pollutants load will exceed the carrying capacity of the receiving environment.

Sustainable development envisages the use of natural resources, such as forests, land, water and fisheries, in a sustainable manner without causing changes in our natural world. The Rio de Janeiro-Earth Summit, held in Brazil in 1992, focused on sustainable development to encourage respect and concern for the use of natural resources in a sustainable manner for the protection of the environment.

This book will be beneficial as a source of educational material to post-graduate research scholars, teachers and industrial personnel for maintaining the balance in the use of natural sources for sustainable development.

About the authors

Dr. M. H. Fulekar is a Professor and Dean at School of Environment and Sustainable Development, Central University of Gujarat. He was also professor and Head, University Department of Life Sciences, University of Mumbai. He has in his credit 150 numbers of research papers and articles published in international and national journals of repute. He is also author of 10 books. He has guided 09 Ph.D. students. As a Principal Investigator, he has completed Research Project: UGC, CSIR, BRNS, DBT R&D and Industrial projects. He has achieved “Who’s Who” in Science and Engineering USA in 1998; and “outstanding Scientist of the 20th Century” in 2000, from International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England. He is also a member of New York Academy of Sciences, USA.

Dr. Bhawana Pathak is working as Assistant Professor in School of Environment and Sustainable Development, Central University of Gujarat. Earlier she has worked as a Pool Officer in University Department of Life Sciences, University of Mumbai (2010-2011). She was awarded CSIR - Research Associateship (2004) and worked on Plant behaviour Ecology and Biodiversity conservation. She has worked as research Associate at GBPHIED Kosi, Katarmal Almora (2004-2006) and in University Department of Life Sciences, University of Mumbai (2006-2009). She has completed her M.Sc. in Botany with Gold Medal from Kumaun University Nainital (1998) and PhD in Plant Ecology from G. B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development Kosi –Katarmal Almora (2002).

Prof. R. K. Kale has been teaching in school of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. He has published more than 110 research papers in national and international scientific journals. He was awarded ICMR Prize for Biomedical Research – 1996, for his original contribution to radiation biology. He guided research work of 29 students leading to award of Ph.D. and also 06 students for M.Phil. degree. He also greatly contributed in the area of higher education and society. He has extensive experience in University Administration and Planning and served the JNU in various capacities including Dean of School of Life Sciences. Presently, he is Vice Chancellor of the Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar, India.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Emergence of Green Technologies Towards Sustainable Growth

    Chakrabarti, Tapan

    Pages 1-21

  • Sustainable Development: An Earnest Hope

    Singh, Sangeeta

    Pages 23-29

  • Soil Seed Bank Dynamics: History and Ecological Significance in Sustainability of Different Ecosystems

    Mall, Upama (et al.)

    Pages 31-46

  • Challenges and Prospects in Exploring Marine Microbial Diversity

    Akondi, K. B. (et al.)

    Pages 47-58

  • Bioprospecting of Plant Essential Oils for Medicinal Uses

    Raut, Jayant Shankar (et al.)

    Pages 59-76

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eBook $99.00
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Hardcover $129.00
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Softcover $129.00
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  • Due: October 14, 2016
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Environment and Sustainable Development
Editors
  • M.H. Fulekar
  • Bhawana Pathak
  • R.K. Kale
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer India
Copyright Holder
Springer India
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Segment, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-81-322-1166-2
DOI
10.1007/978-81-322-1166-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-81-322-1165-5
Softcover ISBN
978-81-322-2873-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 198
Number of Illustrations and Tables
13 b/w illustrations, 22 illustrations in colour
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