Encyclopedia of Environment
8.5mm X 11.00mm
About the Book
The main thrust of this Encyclopedia is on the understanding of environmental processes and pollution. It includes pollution of all environmental segments (atmosphere, hydrosphere and lithosphere) and the effects of various pollutants on human health. In addition to marine pollution, noise pollution, radioactive pollution, vehicular pollution, industrial pollution, thermal pollution, the effects of various pollutants on human health are included. Other topics covered are toxicology, toxic metals environmental carcinogens, natural resources, ecosystems, biodiversity, urbanization, ecological succession, wetlands, global warming, greenhouse effect, ozone hole, acid rain, environmental degradation, environmental episodes, nuclear episodes, natural disasters, environmental movements, environment and energy, environmental biotechnology, organic farming, biofertilizers, biopesticides, environmental laws, international agreements and green chemistry, which is useful for checking industrial pollution. Twelve appendices dealing with various standards are also given..
About the Author
V.K. Ahluwalia has worked as professor of chemistry, University of Delhi, Delhi for more than three decades and taught postgraduate and M.Phil students. He has guided about 80 students for M.Phil/Ph.D degrees and has published more than 250 research papers in National and International Journals. He has delivered a number of invited lectures in India and Abroad. Prof. Ahluwalia worked as post-doctoral fellow for two years (1960-1962) and worked with Prof. Harold Shechter at the Department of Chemistry Ohio State University, Ohio USA and for one year (1980-81) with Professor Herbert C. Brown, Nobel Laureate at the Department of Chemistry, Purdue University, USA. He has also been a visiting professor at Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Centre for Biomedical Research University of Delhi, Delhi. Prof. Ahluwalia has authored many books a few of which are, Reaction Mechanism, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Science, Environment Education, Environmental Pollution and Health and Organic Synthesis. His Book on Green Chemistry is the winner 2009 Choice award, being the outstanding