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Environment and Biodiversity for UPSC and State Civil Services Examinations, 2E

Author(s): PrepMate

ISBN: 9789355730404

Edition: 2nd

© Year : 2022


Binding: Paperback

Pages: 708

Trim Size : 241 x 181 mm

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We bring to you a series of books for effective preparation of Civil Services Examinations. These books are written following a powerful pedagogy and are developed with a scientific approach to help the aspirants prepare well in less time. These books provide a blended learning approach i.e. a mix of print and digital resources that not only equip aspirants with good understanding of fundamental concepts of the subject but also help them stay up-to-date, learn and track their progress for both objective and subjective formats of the examination.


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  • Complete syllabus coverage of a subject in a single book
  • Use of flow charts, maps and diagrams to explain concepts
  • Numerous practice questions along with detailed solutions
  • UPSC past years’ prelims questions along with detailed solutions
  • A thorough and practical approach to write mains answers
  • Model answers for UPSC mains from authors


Digital Support

  • Well-explained videos on difficult topics
  • Daily mock quizzes for prelims along with performance analysis by smart tools
  • Answer writing practice, with feedback from authors
  • Updates on subject through push notification
  • Monthly summary
  • Assistance in interview preparation

Unit I: Ecology

1.             Ecology and Ecosystem

2.             Functions of Ecosystem

3.             Terrestrial Ecosystem

4.             Aquatic Ecosystem

Unit II: Environmental Degradation and Sustainable Development

5.             Environmental Degradation

6.             Environmental Impact Assessment

7.             Environment Restoration Techniques

8.             Sustainable Development

Unit III: Biodiversity

9.             Biodiversity

10.           Animal Diversity

11.           Plant Diversity

Unit IV: Biodiversity Conservation Efforts

12.           Protected Area Network

13.           Conservation Efforts for Particular Species

Unit V: Climate Change

14.           Climate Change

15.           Acidification

16.           Ozone Hole

17.           Carbon Mitigation Strategies

18.           India and Climate Change

19.           International Efforts to Reduce Climate Change Effects

Unit VI: Environment Institutions

20.           Environmental Institutions in India

21.           International Efforts for Protection of Environment