Higher Education


Environmental Science and Engineering (POD)

Author(s): Rajesh Gopinath | N. Balasubramanya

ISBN: 9789387511569

Edition: 1st

© Year : 2018


Binding: Paperback

Pages: 260

Trim Size : 241 x 181 mm

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Environmental science is the study of the interactions among the physical, chemical, and biological components of the environment; with a focus on pollution, impact on biodiversity, and sustainability. This knowledge repository, therefore, encompasses issues such as climate change, conservation, biodiversity, ground water & soil contamination, natural resources, waste management, sustainable development, air and noise pollution, etc.

This textbook has been prepared in a manner to cater to the syllabus and schemes for degree courses in most of the Indian universities offering environmental studies/science in their curriculum; to name a few, Anna University, VTU, University of Kashmir, Jammu University, Nagaland University, Calcutta University, Cotton College State University, University of Burdwan, University of Delhi, Bharathidasan University, JNVU Jodhpur, and Dibrugarh University.

  • Simple and lucid language
  • Caters to the degree programs of most Indian Universities
  • Contains more than 500 solved multiple-choice questions

Chapter1: Environment, Ecosystems and Biodiversity

Chapter2: Environmental Pollution

Chapter3: Natural Resources

Chapter4: Social Issues and the Environment

Chapter5: Human Population and the Environment

Rajesh Gopinath

Rajesh Gopinath holds master's degree in Environmental Engineering from VTU. His doctoral research on Urban Climatology and Town Planning from JNTUA was bestowed the 'Most Contributing Research Outcome Award' by Hillgrove Research Pvt. Ltd in 2017. He was honored with the 'Young Scientist Award—Environmental Engineering' at the International Conference on Biodiversity, Climate Change, & Environmental Sciences in 2017. He also holds an MBA in HRM, Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Law from National Law School of India University, and certificate course in Strategic Management from IISc. Dr Gopinath has a teaching experience of more than 10 years. He has published 15 articles in journals in USA, Morocco, and Russia. He has published a textbook Environmental Studies, as per latest VTU module-based system (CBCS), and a field guide CCCV and Counting—A Handbook on Urban Flora and Fauna of AIT, Bangalore, released by MoEF&CC on the occasion of World Earth day 2016.


N. Balasubramanya

N. Balasubramanya holds B.E. in Civil Engineering and MS and PhD degrees from Indian Institute of Science, on Hydraulics and Water Resources Engineering. In addition to having an excellent research track record, he is an excellent academician possessing a vast experience of more than 37 years. He is the recipient of IET Best Teacher Award (Chattisgarh). Dr Balasubramanya is a renowned author of several textbooks, such as Hydrology and Irrigation Engineering, Fluid Mechanics, Computer-aided Design Laboratory, and Hydraulic Structures and Irrigation Design Drawing. He has published more than 25 articles in international journals.