Environmental Geography of South Asia

Author: R.B. Singh
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 4431557415
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This volume synthesizes critical environmental challenges of dynamic earth and human environment systems in South Asia emphasizing geographical dimensions. It deals with spaceborne monitoring, climate, ecohydrology, forests and biodiversity, land-use and land-cover change (LUCC), natural hazards, and disasters in order to contribute towards a sustainable future. The contributions range from traditional field techniques to the use of remote sensing and geographic information systems. The book integrates environmental attributes relating the past, present, and future of South Asia broadly based on biophysical and human dimensions in spatio-temporal perspectives. The monitoring of natural hazards and climate issues is considered a vital component in the context of environmental geography, especially in observation and understanding of climate and water-induced disasters. It is important to communicate the advances in geoscience techniques to increase the resilience of the vulnerable society of South Asia and to promote livelihood security. The sustainability of South Asia depends strongly on the earth environment, and thus the development of geo-environmental monitoring is critical for a better understanding of our living environment. The aim of the book is to present dynamic aspects of environmental geography to contribute to future earth initiatives in South Asia.

South Asia

Author: Christopher V. Hill
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1851099255
Format: PDF
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Presents a history and an ecological overview of the South Asian continent, specifically focusing on the impact, both positive and negative, that humans have have had on its environment.

South Asia in a Globalising World

Author: Bob Bradnock
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317904974
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A comprehensive introduction to the important economic, social and political processes and development issues in this extremely popular region. South Asia provides one of the world's most challenging development contexts and The authors take a different approach to most traditional development texts, making the latest research teacher friendly and presenting material in an accessible manner for non-specialists.

The Physical Geography of Southeast Asia

Author: Avijit Gupta
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780199248025
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The Physical Geography of Southeast Asia examines the complex mosaic of physical environments which comprise Southeast Asia, and the current environmental problems and management practices which have arisen in this part of the world. The book is in three sections. The first section introduces the basic environmental components (geology, landforms, rivers, vegetation, and others) across the entire region. The second section discusses specific environments that arecharacteristic of this assemblage of continental and maritime landscapes (volcanic islands, coastal environment, granitic terrains, karst, etc.). The third and final section illustrates the ecological relationship between the environment and people (volcanic hazards, urban environment, coastal zone development, coralreefs, and others).The physical environment of Southeast Asia is examined at different levels, covering a world region that ranges from ancient, stable landmasses to dynamic, unstable plate boundaries, from aged, primary rainforests to brash, vibrant, resource-demanding built environments. Southeast Asia has been perceived as a laboratory for studying plate tectonics. It is an assemblage of large river basins, peninsulas and archipelagos, and seas surrounded by islands. It is an area of great physical variationswhere parts of the physical environment have been significantly degraded anthropogenically, following rapid population growth and development. In large parts of the region, the forms and processes on land and offshore should no longer be seen as entirely natural. As this book repeatedly illustrates,plate tectonics and people are both important contributors to the physical geography of Southeast Asia.The contributors to this volume are distinguished, scholarly, and have a long association with Southeast Asia. The chapters are not only skilfully built on state-of-the-art research findings but also include new material from the on-going research activities of the authors. The book goes beyond being the first comprehensive and detailed volume of the biophysical geography of Southeast Asia in that it also deals with the tropical environment and the relationship between environment and people ina rapidly developing world region.

Global Environmental Changes in South Asia

Author: A.P. Mitra
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402099134
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The Fourth Assessment Report of IPCC having clinched in 2007 the evidence of global warming on account of anthropogenic activities, backed with scientific data gathered and analyzed globally, has made it mandatory world over to focus efforts on delineation of the anticipated adverse impacts of global warming on regional temperature and moisture regimes and the linked hydrologic, climatic and biospheric processes. First and foremost is the requirement to understand vulnerability to food and livelihood security in various ecosystems—on mainland, mid-range and high mountains as well as coastal areas including CEZs. The projected global temperature rise of the order of about two degrees or more and further rise at a decadal rate of o around 0. 2 C is sufficient to make grievous changes in sea surface level and submerge many low lying coastal areas around the world thereby possibly causing unprecedented losses to human habitat and livelihood in the coming years. A rise in climate variability is also becoming increasingly evident with potential direct impact on agricultural performance, on water accessibility and on weather extremes. Developing countries due to their poor infrastructure, limited resources and large impoverished population are likely to face more intense and wi- spread adverse impact of climate change than the developed world and also have limited adaptation capacity.

South Asia in a Globalising World

Author: Robert W. Bradnock
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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A comprehensive introduction to the important economic, social and political processes and development issues in this extremely popular region. South Asia provides one of the world's most challenging development contexts and The authors take a different approach to most traditional development texts, making the latest research teacher friendly and presenting material in an accessible manner for non-specialists.

A Companion to Environmental Geography

Author: Noel Castree
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119250625
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A Companion to Environmental Geography is the first book to comprehensively and systematically map the research frontier of 'human-environment geography' in an accessible and comprehensive way. Cross-cuts several areas of a discipline which has traditionally been seen as divided; presenting work by human and physical geographers in the same volume Presents both the current 'state of the art' research and charts future possibilities for the discipline Extends the term 'environmental geography' beyond its 'traditional' meanings to include new work on nature and environment by human and physical geographers - not just hazards, resources, and conservation geographers Contains essays from an outstanding group of international contributors from among established scholars and rising stars in geography

Dragons and Tigers

Author: Barbara A. Weightman
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780471484769
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This book explores conditions, events, problems and trends of the Asian region and its individual nations. Using a cross disciplinary approach, the author discusses evolving physical and cultural landscapes. Nature-society relations will provide the foundation for social, economic, political and environmental problems. Updated edition includes two new interludes on China and Japan.

Environmental Challenges in South East Asia

Author: Victor T. King
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113610626X
Format: PDF
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This volume discusses environmental change, natural resource exploitation and the prospect for ecological sustainability in Southeast Asia. The contributors including sociologists, geographers, anthropologists, economists, political economists and historians, presents the findings of recent archival and field research mainly from ongoing programmes of team research based in European universities and institutes. Among the themes discussed are European and indigenous perceptions of the environment; historical processes of environmental change; the politics of resource use; ecotourism and development; deforestation and smallholding land-use strategies; migration and environmental degradation; disease environment and human geography; demography, sustainability and resource exploitation.