Biosphere: A Geography of Life

Author K. Siddhartha (TransBrahma, Perception & Knowledge Management Systems)
& Dr. S. Thomas (West Virginia University)

The Theme of the Book
This Book has been written with the objective of making clear the concepts and laws that operates through our environment. Also the vehemence of human exploitation, rather destruction of nature to fulfill his unlimited ravenous greed has to be stopped if at all human want to exist. We need to create worldwide nature friendly homes of reasonable, compassionate hearts and healthy values in order to preserve the prestine beauty of the globe.

Due to the increasing queries on environmental issues, the hullahbulah of “who has gained and who is going to pay for the loss”, and the timely implementation of the environmental welfare policies, there is a growing demand for a comprehensive book that provides an opportunity towards information on fundamentals, concepts and prevailing concerns about global environment and India in particular. This book became a comprehensive assemblage of prevailing ecology and environment related concepts and information alongwith recent data from various studies and reports so that it becomes a helpful aid for students, teachers, examiners, examinees, NGO personnel, nature lovers and other interested target groups working on environmental projects.

The book is intended to be a textbook at the graduation and post graduation level of all the Indian Universities. It is also useful and popular for the Environment Section of the syllabus of the Union Civil Services as well as State PCS for Preparation for Geography optional.

Contents of the Book
Section– A
  1. Basic Concepts
Section – B: Understanding the Biosphere
  1. Biosphere: An Introduction
  2. Ecosystem Concept
  3. Ecological Succession
  4. Soil: Nature and Formation
  5. Soil Classification Systems
  6. Distribution of Plants and Animals
  7. World Biomes
Section – C: Biotic Resources
  1. Biodiversity
  2. Forest Resources
  3. Natural Resources
Section – D: Human Impact: Environmental Degradation
  1. Human Impact: Ecological Problems

Impact on Atmosphere

Impact on Lithosphere

Impact on Hydrosphere

Impact on Biosphere

  1. Environmental Pollution
Section – E (Human Responses)
  1. Human Ecological Adaptation
  2. Environmental Conservation and Management
  3. Sustainable Development
  4. Environmental Impact Assessment
Section – F (Appendix)


References: The book has been reviewed, approved and recommended by the NATIONAL BOOK TRUST, Government of India


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