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Title      : MSGE-104 Environmental Geography
Subject      : Geography
copyright © 2018   : Karnataka State Open University
Author      : KSOU
Publisher      : Karnataka State Open University
Chapters/Pages      : 16/285
Total Price      : Rs.      : 205
 
 
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Nature and Inter Disciplinary Aspects of Environmental Geography, Ecological Approach, Definitions and Meaning of Environment Total views (232)  
"Environment is surrounding atmosphere/ condition for existence" " Environment is an essential natural process or an outcome of occurrence" "Environment is of two types, one is negative and the other is positive" : Environment is generator : creation of life form is because of environment. Sun/moon, seal earth, hot/ cold and forests desert etc; they together made an environment that is fit for o ......
Pages: 14
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Habitat, Ecological Niche, Biosphere, Biodiversity Total views (225)  
A habitat is where things live. It 's more than a home; it's more like a neighborhood. For an animal a habitat includes all the land the animal needs to hunt, gather food, find a mate, and raise a family. Different combinations of ecosystem LAWS (light, air, water and soil), together with variations in climate and topography, create different habitats. A shady area supports different species of tr ......
Pages: 26
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Ecosystem, Structure and Functioning of Ecosystems, Pond as Ecosystem, Food Chains, Food webs, and Food Pyramid Total views (226)  
The living world depends upon the flow of energy and the circulation of materials through the ecosystem. Earth can be considered to be a closed ecosystem as far as materials are concerned. Only solar energy comes to the earth continuously. This now of energy drives all biological process. Energy and materials flow through the ecosystem tog ether as organic matter; one cannot be separated from the ......
Pages: 33
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Biomes of the World Total views (227)  
In the earlier unit we examined the interaction and interdependence of biotic and abiotic Components of an ecosystem. We also learnt that life exists only in the biosphere, and within the biosphere there are diverse types of landscapes, vegetation and animal associations. Some areas may be cove red with lush green forests while others may be bare deserts or covered with snow. What determine s thes ......
Pages: 17
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Man and Environmental Relationship, Resource Use and Ecological Imbalance with Reference to Soil, Forest and Energy Resources Total views (213)  
Man for hi s every requirement is depending on nature. Man is not a creator. It is only nature which creates, evolves everything. Nature has everything required by man, but whatever is in the nature have their own limitations. Man cannot use everything available in nature without any limits. Most of the resources like fresh water, forest fuels, soil fertility, minerals are available in limited qua ......
Pages: 11
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Man Made Ecosystems, Eco - Tourism, Man Made National Sanctuaries Total views (187)  
A biotic community lives in an environment which provides material, energy requirement and other living conditions into it. The entire biotic community together with the aboitic environment forms one of the intricate system called ' eco system'. The term 'eco system' was introduced by Sir Arthur Tansley in 1935. An ecosystem is defined as "a structural and functional unit of biosphere or segment o ......
Pages: 11
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Depletion of Ozone, Green House Effect, Acid Rain Total views (186)  
Ozone is highly concentrated in the lower part of Stratosphere. It is at a height of2030 Km from the Earth's surface. In this layer ozone is continuously produced and destroyed by the natural process by the absorption of ultra violet rays of solar radiation. As the oxygen concentration remains constant at 2 1 per cent, it is likely that normal degradation of ozone must occur to maintain the ozone; ......
Pages: 12
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Man Induced Changes in Environment Total views (184)  
Man is an important factor of the environment. Thus, man play an important role in the natural environment in different capacities such as 'biological or physical, 'social man', 'economic man', and technological man'. All the natural functions of human beings such as birth, growth, health and death are affected and determined by natural environment, in the same manner as the cases of other organis ......
Pages: 34
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Solid Waste with Special Reference to India Total views (188)  
In ancient cities, food scraps and other wastes were simply thrown in to the unpaved streets where they accumulated. The initial disposal methods were very crude and were often just open pits outside the city walls. As population increased, efforts were made to transport the wastes out further away from the cities, thus creating city dumps. Until recently the disposal of municipal solid waste did ......
Pages: 11
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Environmental Hazards, Floods, Earth as Warehouses, Flood, Famine and Landslides Total views (179)  
Earth has been undergoing various changes since its formation and these changes adversely affect the human beings as well as the rest of the environment. Changes on the earth are caused by natural process or human factors; some of the natural factors are volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, draughts, floods, cyclones, soil erosion, deflation, mudflows, snow avalanches and other similar phenomena. Thou ......
Pages: 25
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Avalanches, Forest Fires and Green Revolution Total views (179)  
In the high lands avalanches are annual catastrophes, large masses of snow may accumulate on the steep ice slope of mountains, then break off, roll down as avalanches or snow - slides and cause damage. Avalanches occur when either natural triggers or human activity causes a critical transition from the slow equilibrium evolution of the snow pack. Typically occurring in mountainous terrain, an aval ......
Pages: 22
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Extinction of Species Total views (180)  
Speciation and species extinction are the natural process which follows the evolution of animals. It is believed that about 200 species of mammals and birds have become extinct for the last 2000 years. Though there are several natural causes of species extinction but the modern man has accelerated the place of animal extinction. The number of a few species of animals has come down to such a small ......
Pages: 10
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Principles of Environment Management Total views (179)  
"Management implies a conscious choice from a variety of alternative proposals and further more that such a choice involves purposeful commitment to recognized and desired objectives. Wherever possible, management implies to the deliberate adoption of strategy or number of strategies designed to meet realistically short term objectives, yet specifically providing sufficient flexibility for the pre ......
Pages: 16
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Environmental Policy of India Total views (179)  
The National Environment Policy approach to conservation strategy emphasises giving primacy to economic instruments and facilitating economic valuation of environmental resources and services. However, it falls short of the ideal in several key areas, including its lack of attention to the preservation of biodiversity. The NEP needs to be amended to proclaim unambiguously the national commitment t ......
Pages: 15
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Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) Total views (182)  
Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is an important management tool for ensuring optimal use of natural resources for sustainable development. A beginning in this direction was made in our country with the impact assessment of river valley projects in 1978-79 and the scope has subsequently been enhanced to cover other developmental sectors such as industries thermal power projects, mining scheme ......
Pages: 16
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Global Summits and Agencies Environmental Conservation Total views (180)  
The increasing impacts of human activities on natural environment have caused environmental degradation and pollution at local, regional and global levels. Thus the lowering of environmental quality has aroused international awareness about man-environment interaction and environmental crisis of global concern. Consequently, a number of programmes, summits, Agencies and projects have been formulat ......
Pages: 12
Price: Rs 9   
 


 
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