About the book
The man exploited and plundered the natural resources to the hilt, to meet the growing demand of his ever increasing population without caring for the adverse effects, his actions would have on the environment. The result was untold damage to the ecosystem, causing-shortage of fresh and pure water, pollution of air and food laden with poisonous chemicals. Until recently, it was generally believed that human activity caused local or at the most regional environment change, but it is not so. The effect of adverse human activity is felt all over the world.
The global community has now become aware of the environmental crimes in the face of growing ecological imbalance. A worldwide strategy is to be adopted to save the earth and to find out ways and means for proper and equitable distribution of our natural resources so that they remain sustainable, and at the same time enough of them are left for the future generations.
The format of each chapter in the book has been designed keeping in mind the convenience of the students. In the beginning of each chapter, the portion of the syllabus to be dealt in the chapter has been given followed by familiarization of new terms to be used in the chapter along with their meaning. Wherever possible, difficult concepts and long explanation have been supported by flow diagrams or charts for easy comprehension. A unique student friendly features the addition of a few important questions along with their model answers. It is hoped that these questions and answers and other changes would immensely help the students in preparing for their examination.
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