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|Arsenic Removal From Contaminated Groundwater by Sirshendu De : Rs995 ISBN: 9788179933831|
Contamination of groundwater with arsenic is being considered a pervasive and critical issue in recent years. Large areas in India, Bangladesh, South East Asia, and other parts of the world are suffering from this problem. Arsenic Removal from Contaminated Groundwater presents a comprehensive discussion on various important issues, including state-of-the-art arsenic removal technologies, preparation and performance analysis of laterite, and scale-up issues and design of a household filter. It also expounds the potentiality of raw laterite and treated laterite as low-cost arsenic adsorbents. The efficiency of adsorbent capacity is evaluated using real arsenic contaminated groundwater collected from an affected area in West Bengal, India. The topic is an emerging area and most of the work presented has the potential of field application.
|Biofuels by P P Bhojvaid : Rs530 ISBN: 9788179930854|
Coupled with increasing oil prices, increasing awareness of the global impacts of greenhouse gases has led to concerns over the continued consumption of fossil fuels worldwide. Consequently, many developed and developing countries have considered the possibility of large-scale production and sue of biofuels, such as bio-ethanol and bio-diesel, as alternatives to hydrocarbon fuels. Biofuels: towards a greener and secure energy future provides an assessment of current practices and knowledge on the production, conversion, and use of biofuels, and is the result of experiences provided by a diverse group of distinguished persons who have been dealing with this subject for some time now. The book is intended to be a ready reckoner for individuals, farmers, policy-makers, researchers, automobile manufacturers, as well as agencies and institutions interested in taking forward the energy security agenda in general and the promotion of biofuels in particular.
|Biopesticides For Sustainable Agriculture by Nutan Kaushik : Rs380 ISBN: 9788179930380|
During the Green Revolution, achieving high crop yields at any cost was the ultimate goal. The emphasis now is on sustainable agriculture-increasing yields without harming the environment. Biopesticides are a vital component of sustainable agriculture. But are biopesticides as effective as chemical pesticides? Will farmers be able to use them and achieve high yields? What are the types of biopesticides available? What are the constraints faced by farmers and people in the market in procuring and selling them? This book answers these and similar questions. This volume is a collection of papers by eminent scientists working in the field of biopesticides. It gives examples of the successful use of biopesticides and problems associated with their widespread use. Some of the issues discussed include the relatively inadequate use of available biopesticides, most often due to the farmers' ignorance; poor quality of biopesticides; regulatory norms; the inability to implement large-scale initiatives; and the introduction of natural enemies to control pests. Targeting agriculturists, policy-makers, researchers, and representatives of the pesticide industry, Biopesticides for sustainable agriculture: prospects and constraints while focusing on India provides a global perspective on relevant research and methodologies in this field.
|Innovation For Sustainable Development by Jean-yves Grosclaude : Rs655 ISBN: 9788179935569|
Innovation has become the new buzzword across the globe. International organisations, governments, corporates, academia and society see it as the answer to the major economic, social and environmental transformations challenging the models of the 20th century. Innovations are occurring worldwide and alternative solutions to the existing problems are emerging in all sectors: electric cars, organic farming, renewable energy and e-learning are good examples. These alternatives can be ascribed with qualities such as decentralized frugal, flexible, smart and democratic, virtues that are lacking in conventional models. They are attributed with the potential to meet the overall global challenges such as climate change and the growing inequalities between and within countries. What is the real potential of innovation? Does the rapid deployment of innovations lead towards a more sustainable and inclusive society? Can innovations and the emerging alternatives replace conventional models? Beyond technologies, what institutional innovations are required to support sustainable development? A Planet for Life 2014 aims to answer these questions and explore innovation in all its aspects, through a series of texts written by international experts. The objective of this book is to analyse experiences from across the world and the role of innovation in a variety of areas of development such as urbanization, agriculture and food, the mobility of people and freight, education and the provision of water and energy to all.
|Production And Technology Of Bio-diesel by Alok Adholeya : Rs495 ISBN: 9788179931578|
Production and Technology of Bio-diesel: seeding a change is based on the work that TERI has been doing in the field of bio-diesel production from jatropha. This unique publication covers the entire value chain involved in the production of bio-diesel, right from the nursery stage involving the saplings to the production of transesterified oil (bio-diesel) for use in diesel-powered engines. The user will get in one volume valuable information pertaining to the production of bio-diesel, a process that requires inputs from various disciplines, like environment, biotechnology, chemical engineering, finance, economics, and automotive engineering.
|Reducing Rural Poverty In Asia by Nurul Islam : Rs725 ISBN: 9788179931257|
Reducing rural poverty in Asia provides evidence-based guidelines for policymakers in developing countries, fore researchers focusing on development problems, and for the international development assistance community in the continuing search for ways to effectively reduce poverty in the developing world. Detailed examinations are clearly presented on the efforts for poverty alleviation through micro-enterprise development and rural public employment programmes that focus on public works and household/small-scale industries. Asia-based case studies of various micro-enterprises and rural public employment projects reveal important policy mechanisms and the effectiveness of each poverty reduction measure. Tables, figures, and relevant glossaries make unfamiliar terms and difficult information easy to understand. This comprehensive, thorough and insightful book is a must read for students and scholars of rural development.
|Regulation In Practice by Anjali Garg : Rs400 ISBN: 9788179931271|
This publication focuses on the impact of tariff orders (distribution) issued by nine SERCs (state electricity regulatory commissions) in India during 2003/04, 2004/05, and 2005/06. The states covered are Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Delhi, Jharkhand, Kerala,Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Uttarakhand, and West Bengal. The analysis has been undertaken based on data and information available up to January 2007. The book assesses whether the orders have resulted in reducing regulatory uncertainty and information asymmetry, and led to better performance of the distribution utilities. Different indicators have been used to assess the impact on consumption and access, efficiency, financial performance, competition, and consumer-related issues in the power sector of these states. In addition, various parameters have been studied to assess whether the regulatory systems follow the principles of good regulation in these nine states. br> The commercial loss (without subsidy) incurred by state power utilities increased from Rs 197 220 million in 2003/04 to Rs 221 290 million in 2004/05. In view of the huge losses being incurred by the utilities, the tariff determination function forms a central part of the reform process. A comprehensive survey of tariff orders issued by these SERCs for the distribution licensees has been undertaken to evaluate the effectiveness of regulatory orders in the electricity sector. It assesses whether the orders have resulted in reducing regulatory uncertainty and information asymmetry and better performance of the distribution utilities. However, tariff orders are only one index of effectiveness of the regulatory commissions. It is recognized that there are many other important functions of the SERCs besides tariff-setting, and some of them have also been covered in this study.In addition, other documents available in the public domain, including the Power Sector Rating Report, prepared by the Ministry of Power, Annual Report on the Regulation in practice: impact of tariff orders on the Indian electricity sector Working of State Electricity Boards and Electricity Departments, 1 and the Report on Restructuring of APDRP (Accelerated Power Development and Reform Programme),2 were also studied.
|Renewable Energy In The Sundarbans by Teri : Rs650 ISBN: 9788179931202|
The 54 islands that comprise the Sundarbans are today highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. However, the success of the renewable energy programme, which was initiated in the islands in the early 1990s, has been so remarkable that the Sundarbans may be considered a rather unique hub of stand-alone renewable energy systems. Renewable energy in the Sundarbans provides a detailed insight into this programme. Beginning with the conceptual stage, the book goes on to describe the programme in its entirety, aided by interviews and visuals
|The Splendour Of Lodi Road by Ravi Batra : Rs895 ISBN: 9788179934463|
‘The Splendour of Lodi Road is a wonderful “must” for Dilliwallahs as well as for the thousands of tourists and other people who visit this city. Ravi Batra has captured the historical essence of the monuments on this road in utterly delightful paintings. There is a gentle transparency, a lyrical fluidity, a dreamlike impression when reality is rendered in watercolours.’ — Malvika Singh In the words of Ravi Batra ‘There is perhaps no other road in Delhi, or even the whole world, which connects, over a distance of just four kilometres, a unique heritage – gateways, mosques, tombs, gardens and even a step-well and a bridge. They were built during successive empires and over several centuries, with different architectural styles and building materials. They include Humayun’s Tomb – a UNESCO World Heritage site’. The text provides historical, architectural and anecdotal information on each monument.
|Environmental Chemistry by P P P Sudhakar : Rs495 ISBN: 9788179935224|
According to the World Health Organization, health is defined as “a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”. In other words, health is the ability to function effectively within a given environment. Good health also involves continuous adaptation to changes in the physical, biological, and social environment. Environmental Pollution and Health expounds the three main types of environmental pollution—air, water, and land—and their effects on human health. It also focuses on photochemical air pollution, marine pollution, thermal pollution, noise pollution, and radioactive pollution and their effects on human health.
|Forest And Livelihood by Prodyut Bhattacharya : Rs795 ISBN: 9788179935316|
Forest and Livelihood brings out key issues relevant to forest and livelihood, with a special focus on non-timber forest produce. It also focuses on emerging research issues arising out of various policies and their impact on the forest-dependent poor. This comprehensive volume is a useful reference for researchers, policy-makers, and development practitioners working in the area of forest and livelihood.
|Forest And Livelihood by Prodyut Bhattacharya : Rs795 ISBN: 9788179935316|
Forest and Livelihood brings out key issues relevant to forest and livelihood, with a special focus on non-timber forest produce. It also focuses on emerging research issues arising out of various policies and their impact on the forest-dependent poor. This comprehensive volume is a useful reference for researchers, policy-makers, and development practitioners working in the area of forest and livelihood.
|Fundamentals Of Wind Energy by D P Kothari : Rs290 ISBN: 9788179936610|
Global warming, environmental pollution and energy security has made developing renewable energy a necessity. One of the renewable energies, that is wind energy, can provide solution to climate change and energy crisis. Fundamentals of Wind Energy explains forecasting and optimization of wind power. It describes transient and steady state stability of wind system. Hybrid wind energy systems and energy management are analysed in this book. The book also discusses smart grid framework and energy storage options. It also deals with offshore wind energy and technology advancements. Case study, simulation models, and stand-alone wind diesel systems are also provided in the book
|Solar Energy For Environmental Applications by Sampa Chakrabarti : Rs275 ISBN: 9788179936603|
There is a nexus between energy, water and environment. Increase in demand and consumption of energy leads to deterioration of the environment. Remediation of polluted environment again needs energy. This book presents a review of the R & D and pilot scale efforts undertaken by scientists all over the world towards utilization of solar energy for environmental remediation. It explains solar degradation of plastic waste and air pollutants and discusses photocatalytic water splitting. Environmental application of solar energy is nevertheless a highly interdisciplinary subject encompassing chemistry, chemical engineering, photonics, material science and environmental science and engineering. The book also targets the researchers of all branches of science and engineering so that they become interested in applying solar energy for the protection and revival of the environment.
|Wind Power by Shambhu Awasthi : Rs995 ISBN: 9789386530028|
This book focuses on practical aspects of developing wind power projects in India. It describes the selection of suitable sites, wind turbines, transportation, erection, commissioning, etc. The book also analyses and explains estimation of energy and cost. Departments and organisations involved in the process of project approval and implementation are included in detail. The book explains grid management, repowering, development of offshore wind power and wind-solar hybrid power projects. Probable accidents in wind power projects, remedial measures, important statistical data of India and the world are also covered.
|Advanced Environmental Chemistry by V K Ahluwalia : Rs395 ISBN: 9788179936542|
Environmental chemistry is becoming increasingly crucial in understanding important issues that range from climate change to local pollution problems. It is the study of the chemical and biochemical phenomena that occur in the environment. It also studies the effects of these chemicals on ecosystems, animals, and human health. Advanced Environmental Chemistry discusses environment and its biological cycles. The book provides students and professionals with a clear understanding of the science and its applications. It provides an in depth introduction to the chemical composition of the atmosphere and water. The author also thoroughly explores important concepts such as soil pollution, radioactive pollution, and environment toxicology. All the chapters are followed by multiple choice and short answer questions.
|Caring For Nature by Subhadra Sen Gupta : Rs150 ISBN: 9788179933633|
Early one morning Raghu and Dhani find an unusual bustle at school. Someone important is to speak in the morning assembly. Mr C. K. Nair of Kerala Sashtra Sahitya Parishad informs them about the Silent Valley Movement and how ecology of the Silent Valley, natural rainforests of Kerala, would get destroyed because the government wants to clear a part of the forest to create a reservoir. Is this a bigger trouble than anyone could ever have imagined! Does development justify destroying an entire ecosystem? Is this sacrifice worthwhile? Raghu and Dhani are left wondering. On a school trip soon, a thin, stooping man with binoculars around his neck uncovers the magic of the silent valley for Raghu and Dhani. In the forest, they spot a lion-tailed macaque, Nilgiri wood pigeon, Malabar parakeet, the great Indian hornbill and marvel at the sparkling waters of Kunthipuzha river and the many shades of green. Who is this mysterious old man? Will this paradise get destroyed? Will Raghu and Dhani join the Silent Valley movement? Other titles in the series: • Bapu and the Missing Blue Pencil • Rao Jodha and the Curse of the Hermit • Tagore and the Song of the Crazy Wind • King Ashoka and the Garden of Herbs • The Forests belong to us • The River of Life About the series: Caring for Nature series focuses on some important unforgettable stories of people’s movements, such as Chipko Andolan and Silent Valley Movement, among others to save their forests, rivers, or land from greedy interests.
|Caring For Nature by Subhadra Sen Gupta : Rs150 ISBN: 9788179933626|
Manjari sat under a tree, lost in her thoughtful world, enjoying the breeze past noon. But something unusual caught her attention – a sinister-looking bus was silently lumbering up the slope on the path that steered to the forest. Lately, other strange and worrying things had been happening in her village including auctioning of her favourite oak tree by the Forest Department. Alarmed, Manjari ran towards the village and to alert. What happened next was most unusual. Was Manjari able to save the oak tree? Who were the passengers in the bus? Why was the forest department hell bent on cutting the trees that kept the village safe from floods? The Forests Belong to Us tells you how women and children by most peaceful means, by hugging the trees, saved the guardians of nature. This small incident planted the seeds of the first people’s movement to save trees, called the Chipko Andolan. About Series: Caring for Nature series focuses on some important unforgettable stories of people’s movements, such as Narmada Bachao Andolan and Silent Valley Movement, among others to save their forests, rivers, or land from greedy interests. Other titles in the series: Bapu and the Missing Blue Pencil (ISBN: 9788179934487) Rao Jodha and the Curse of the Hermit (ISBN: 9788179934647) Tagore and the Song of the Crazy Wind (ISBN: 9788179934654) King Ashoka and the Garden of Herbs (ISBN: 9788179934470)
|Caring For Nature by Subhadra Sen Gupta : Rs150 ISBN: 9788179933619|
For Kanti the day began with startling news of the building of the Sardar Sarovar Dam over the River Narmada. Kanti was worried. Will they lose their home and livelihood as the waters of the dam bury their village? Where will they go? Was he seeing the sunrise by the banks of his much-loved river for the last time? There were too many questions with no easy answers. This gloomy situation for Kanti was a ray of hope for Deepal. She was excited, the construction of the dam would rid her life of water woes. Strange are the ways of the world with everything having a fl ipside. The River of Life is an insight into the lives of the tribal people of Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat. It chronicles people?s efforts to save their way of life and their rights to land and river as they were soon going to be displaced by the giant Sardar Sarovar Dam. About Series: Caring for Nature series focuses on some important unforgettable stories of people?s movements, such as Chipko Andolan and Silent Valley Movement, among others to save their forests, rivers, or land from greedy interests. Other titles in the series: • Bapu and the Missing Blue Pencil (ISBN: 9788179934487) • Rao Jodha and the Curse of the Hermit (ISBN: 9788179934647) • Tagore and the Song of the Crazy Wind (ISBN: 9788179934654) • King Ashoka and the Garden of Herbs (ISBN: 9788179934470) • The Forests belong to us (ISBN: 9788179933626)
|Caring For Nature by Subhadra Sen Gupta : Rs150 ISBN: 9788179933220|
As the first rays of the sun light up the eastern sky and the bells sound in the temples, pilgrims step into the holy waters of the Ganga. They stand chest-deep in the river, offer flowers to the sun god, and take quick dips. Dhani looks at this spectacular morning ritual with a frown on his face. A question has been disturbing Dhani for many days now. The River Ganga, a river that is so sacred to us, is getting polluted at a rapid rate with industrial chemicals, untreated sewage, and ashes from funeral pyres. Dhani looks at the troubled waters and wonders: Why is the river goddess being treated with such thoughtless neglect? And is there a way to restore her to her former glory? The Troubled Waters: Rescuing the Ganga takes us on a journey along several ghats of the Ganga, tells us what ails this holy river and also shows how it suffers from pollution caused by humans. An eye-opening story.
|Climate Change And Environmental Issues by Narayan Singh : Rs795 ISBN: 9788179935903|
Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century. Climate is changing across our planet, largely, as a result of human activities. The indicators of climate change include physical responses such as changes in the surface temperature, atmospheric water vapour, severe climatic events, melting of glaciers, and a rise in sea level. Mountain ecosystems being exceptionally fragile are prone to both natural and anthropogenic drivers of change, which ranges from volcanic and seismic events and flooding to global climate change and of vegetation and soils, resulting from inappropriate agricultural and forestry practices and extractive industries. Environmental issues directly affect agricultural productivity, famine and pandemics, health, economy, and ecology. In this light, environmental protection, the practice of protecting the environment on individual, community, organizational, or governmental level, assumes a significant role. This book provides a holistic coverage of the basics of climate change, changes in biodiversity, phytosociological changes, and thus proposes a comprehensive set of solutions to resolve various issues related to environment and climate change. This book would be beneficial for researchers, policy makers, academicians, environmentalists, and university students.
|Ecology And Environment by R N Bhargava : Rs595 ISBN: 9788179934104|
The alarming rise in greenhouse gas and pollution level which has resulted in serious environmental and ecological harm is the biggest concern today. It has not only made the lives of mankind miserable but also threatens their very existence. The survival of human beings on Earth depends on the availability of clean environment. The nature can be protected only when there is a good understanding of the ecology. For this, young people and the general public have to become aware of the underlying issues associated with maintaining a clean environment and protecting the nature. Ecology and Environment has delved in depth on the subject and brings a broad perspective of the various issues. Following the curriculum of University Grants Commission, the book covers different types of ecosystem on the earth. It deals with the effective and sustainable use of natural resources which includes water, forest, mineral resources in the ground and productive land. The book explains the population trends in the world and India, and how it is impacting the environment. The role of public participation in promoting environmental sustainability is explored too.
|Eighteen Tides And A Tiger by Anjana Basu : Rs250 ISBN: 9788179936498|
The Sunderbans, a tangle of forests where, according to legend, ghost tiger roar at the dead of night making the mangroves shiver. However, the tiger Rohan finds is real and needs to be rescued. Rohan, on his first internship, is lost in the middle of this haunted land very unlike the hilly Corbett country he is familiar with. And he needs to be rescued too. Help comes in the shape of a girl who never seems to turn a hair at tigers or marshes! And as always, there is a mystic presence close at hand. Rohan heard a murmur of, “Mama!” and one or two of the sailors started rocking back and forth themselves in a kind of prayer. He looked wordlessly at the sailor next to him, whose fingers were tight around his clay pot of tea. “Bagh,” the sailor whispered. “Tiger!” The top deck continued to rock in a steady kind of motion as if something might be pacing up and down on it. There was another tiger. It appeared like a streak of fire out of the scrub trees springing past Rohan’s shoulder, so close that he felt the heat of the big body and its scent filled his nostrils. It had missed him because he had been bending... Uniting pace, a symbol of courage and along with that a character from a fairy tale to link old and new, So that a bridge is formed between the heroic, romantic traditions of the past and today’s modern world. Rituparno Ghosh, film maker
|Emerging Energy Alternatives For Sustainable Environment by D P Singh : Rs995 ISBN: 9788179934111|
Sustainability of environment is an emerging global issue at present. Unsustainable or deteriorating environment is a matter of concern as it has threatened the survival of living creatures. Recently, climate change has been matter of great concern at a global platform owing to imbalances in natural environment. Increasing population has increased the demand for energy, which has ultimately put pressure on natural resources and caused a paradigm shift from resource generation to exploitation. Emerging Energy Alternatives for Sustainable Environment aims to address the role of sustainable technologies in energy generation options for clean environment. It covers a wide spectrum of energy generation approaches, with an emphasis on five key topics: (i) renewable energy sources and recent advances, (ii) emerging green technologies for sustainable development, (iii) assessment of biomass for sustainable bioenergy production, (iv) solid waste management and its potential for energy generation, and (v) solar energy applications, storage system, and heat transfer. This book provides essential and comprehensive knowledge of green energy technologies with different aspects for engineers, technocrats and researchers working in the industry, universities, and research institutions. The book is also very useful for undergraduate and graduate students of science and engineering who are keen to know about the development of renewable energy products and their corresponding processes.
|Enviro-challenge by Teri : Rs150 ISBN: 9789386530011|
Enviro-Challenge is an invaluable companion for budding and seasoned ‘green’ quizzers. Divided into three sections, Multiple- Choice Questions, Short Questions, and Model Questions, this book contains over 500 selected questions on diverse topics, such as agriculture, air, biodiversity, energy, fuel and transport, personalities, policies, waste, water, and many more. This book will satisfy the curiosity of anyone who is keen on learning about anything ‘green’.
|Environmental Studies by Vidhu Narayanan : Rs150 ISBN: 9788179935064|
Environmental Studies: Experiments, Projects, Activities – Book 1, includes a variety of Do-It-Yourself ideas, games, surveys, audits, projects, experiments, and nature walks. The activities are based on an array of themes, such as food chains, plants, birds, animals, endangered species, soil, water conservation, pollution, 3Rs, waste management, weather, and natural environment. These themes highlight environmental challenges, offer solutions, and aid learning in a fun way. In a nutshell, the book: - Cultivates a deep understanding and awareness about environmental issues. - Includes curriculum-specific concepts in a step-by-step, easy to follow format. - Serves as a guide to environmental science projects and coursework during school vacation. - Provides ideas, which can be modified by instructors, for project submissions, and eco-club activities. - Develops cognitive and psycho-motor skills through observation, classification, inference, and experimentation. - Adheres to the Integrated Approach, and follows various objectives laid down in the National Curriculum Framework 2005, NCERT. About the Authors: Ms Vidhu Narayanan has been teaching science at Sardar Patel Vidyalaya, New Delhi for nearly two decades. She is also the in charge of the school’s science activity centre. Over these years, she has involved herself in several other activities too in and outside the school. To name some, she has developed several teaching resources like activities and science games at the school to enhance the teaching-learning process, authored junior school and middle school science textbooks for a couple of established publishing houses, and developed content and co-authored books on science activities for CBSE-i (CBSE International) and CBSE. Ms Syamala Srivatsa has been teaching Science at Sardar Patel Vidyalaya, New Delhi for over 25 years. She holds a Master’s degree in Education and is constantly trying to integrate science teaching with life skills. Her activity-based approach to teach students in the Science Activity Centre enables them to not only enjoy the learning but get hands-on experience as well. A CBSE resource person, she has also contributed to the academic work associated with CCE (Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation) and CEE (Centre for Environment Education). Apart from teaching, she has co-authored books for NCERT and science activity books for CBSE.
|Environmental Studies by Arun K Tripathi : Rs295 ISBN: 9788179935828|
Environmental Studies: Multiple Choice Questions contains more than 1400 multiple choice questions covering various environment-related topics, such as ecology and environment, biodiversity, natural resources, eco-marketing, environmental finance, air pollution, and water pollution. The first chapter is a comprehensive introduction to environmental studies. The book will prove beneficial for academicians, students pursuing courses on environmental studies, professionals, aspirants of various competitive exams, and stakeholders in the environment sector. It can also be handy for various quiz programmes.
|Exploring Heat Light Sound Energy by Shweta Sinha : Rs250 ISBN: 9788179936382|
The universe is full of energy from the amazing power of the sun to the food we eat. Energy makes things work. Did you know heat, light, and sound are different forms of energy? How do these various forms of energy affect our everyday lives? Light is energy you can see, heat is energy you can feel, and sound is energy you can hear. Exploring Heat Light Sound Energy explains the various forms of energy and its relation with the environment Follow the questions and answers and learn interesting facts and get active with easy-to-do science experiments. About the Author: Shweta Sinha is a post-graduate in Computer Applications and has worked in MNCs like Infosys, Satyam, and Microsoft. Writing is a passion that she pursued by graduating from The Institute of Children’s Literature, CT, USA. She has been developing content for both adults and children for five years now. Her earlier TERI publication is Why Should I Save Water? Her articles and stories have been published in the online magazines like kinooze.com and Manipal blog, and print magazine the Women’s Era. Her writings are often inspired by nature and a concern for the environment.
|Golden Greens by Bharati Bhattacharyya : Rs595 ISBN: 9788179934418|
Golden Greens: The Amazing World of Plants is a definitive introduction to everything you want to know about plants the world over. It meticulously describes the forms, habits and different facets and peculiarities of plants. Informative, thought-provoking and painstakingly researched, the book includes a number of case studies of rare and endangered plants species and emphasizes upon the importance of their conservation. The trees and plants have long been part of our folklore, myths, epics, rituals, books, arts and daily life. While asserting their ecological importance the book systematically lays out the sociocultural roots of the various plants. Interspersed with a large number of illustrations, Golden Greens is a must-read not only for students of botany and environmental science, but all others who are curious to learn about the myriad ways in which plants impact our lives.
|Green Transport by Rani Iyer : Rs295 ISBN: 9788179934449|
Nothing can go faster than the speed of light. But it seems the superfast, snazzy, chic, and hi-tech vehicles will soon outshine this adage. Fast, faster, fastest technological advancements in transportation have made mobility of people and goods easy, connecting the entire world and expanding world trade. It has steered globalization giving a boost to the wealth of nations. On the flipside, aircraft, ships, trucks, and trains powered by the combustion of fossil fuels, moving across the sky, oceans, and land have accelerated climate change, besides giving way to the problem of global energy crisis due to the huge demand and short supply of fossil fuels. So the world now aims at combining energy-efficient technologies with clean fuels to enjoy the benefits of vehicles while being sensitive to the environment. Hybrids, electric cars, and biofuels are some of the examples in this regard. However, there is still a long way to go. About the Author: Rani Iyer loves to write for children on a variety of topics viz. nature, ecology, science, culture, and history. Freelancing for magazines, publishers, and websites for over a decade, Rani’s ability to break up complex ideas into simpler formats is what makes her writings an interesting read. Her bonding and inclination towards the environment is visible from the fact that she has written several books on environment too. Through her writings, she uses the magic of words and visuals to engage and stir the imagination of young readers.
|Handbook On Forest Certification by Manmohan Yadav : Rs995 ISBN: 9788179933008|
Handbook on Forest Certification, a thorough research work, discusses in detail the concepts and approaches required to meet the desired international standards of forest certification. It covers those aspects of forest certification that are practised globally and need to be applied in the emerging context of forests in India. The book focuses on changing global perspective on forest resources, importance and need for sustainable management of forests, increasing consumer awareness, and dealing with preferences for certified forest products. Drawing on a wealth of information provided by valuable studies across the globe, this book discusses sustainable forest management and forest certification and their impact on conservation and development of biodiversity. It is a comprehensive and detailed guide for forest managers, forest owners, practitioners, forest-based industries, academicians, students and researchers, consultants, and policy makers for the forestry sector in India and South Asia.
|Health Effects Of Pesticides by A K Srivastava : Rs395 ISBN: 9788179935439|
The need to protect scarce and essential resources from other living things is truly prehistoric, but it is only in the last century that toxic chemicals have come into widespread use. Although pesticides are useful in agricultural sector and in control of vectorborne diseases, they may cause illness and death in humans. People most susceptible to direct contact with pesticides are subjects constantly exposed to pesticides either in the agricultural sector or in the pesticide manufacturing sector. Today, it is almost impossible for anyone to avoid frequent exposure to several different pesticide residues because of their extensive use. No wonder there is concern about possible adverse effects on human health arising from continual, long-term, and low-level pesticide exposure. Health Effects of Pesticides covers various aspects of the use of pesticides, their behaviour, degradation, and impacts on the agrarian environment. It focuses on pesticide poisoning incidents and farm practices in developing countries. The health impacts of pesticides, including neurological, respiratory, and dermal effects, are examined. Other repercussions caused as a result of pesticides, including reproductive abnormalities and cancer, are comprehensively discussed. Effects of pesticides on general health and agrarian health surveys have been touched upon.
|Healthy Happy Me by Kavita Sharma : Rs150 ISBN: 9788179933688|
The big question: What's the secret to being cool? The right answer: Doing the smart stuff, like keeping yourself in top form! The Bigger question: What's that going to take? The best answer: Some simple things that keep your body healthy and strong! The Biggest question: And how exactly do I do that? The top answer: Read this book and get all the answers... what to eat, how to exercise, how to feel great, how to stay smelling sweet like the rose. It's all in this book. Get started! About the Author: Kavita Sharma is an independent writer and editor, mum, animal lover, and green thumb. She writes a lot in the health space but that’s mostly sober material for serious organizations. Inspired by her daughter’s growing years and a rediscovery of childhood’s simple joys and troubles, she’s begun penning fun, useful stuff for kids. Kavita currently lives in Gurgaon with her daughter, husband, and a dog.
|How Weird Is That? Nature’s Bizarre… by Ranjit Lal : Rs185 ISBN: 9788179935804|
Daddies that are Mummies…mummies that eat Daddies…shrimps that could knock you out with one punch…touch-me-not frogs…a wildcat that hypnotizes with its ears and brings down flying birds…gluttons that eat themselves up…non-vegetarian plants…bottoms-up babies that parasail around the world – meet and share the adventures of all these weird and wacky creatures in the wonderful mummy-eat-daddy world of nature’s bizarre! About the author: Ranjit Lal is the author of over 30 books – fiction and non-fiction – for children and adults who are children. His abiding interest in natural history, birds, animals and insects is reflected in many of his books: The Crow Chronicles, The Life and Times of Altu Faltu, The Small Tigers of Shergarh; Bambi, Chops and Wag; Birds from My Windo; The Birds of Delhi; Wild City etc. His book, Faces in the Water won the Crossword Award for Children’s Writing 2010 and the Ladli National Media Award for Gender Sensitivity 2012. As a journalist he has had well over 1500 articles and photo-features published in the national and international press and currently has a column – Down in Jungleland – in the Indian Express ‘Eye’. His other interests include photography, automobiles, reading and cooking. He lives in Delhi.
|How Wondrous Is That by Ranjit Lal : Rs185 ISBN: 9788179936436|
Anting, preening, imprinting; what do you think these are? Do you know the difference between nidifuguous and nidiculous, or does all that simply sound ridiculous? How Wondrous is That: Nature’s Bizarre answers all these questions and welcomes you to the magical world of birds, where you can meet purple sunbirds that never give up and a young black kite pretending to play dead, not to mention the busy Mr Weaver and the popular Ms Snipe. Get to know amazing aerobatic rosy starlings, toughlooking but soft-hearted babblers, and many more strange and wonderful winged creatures.
|International Conference On Digital Libraries (icdl) 2016 by Shantanu Ganguly : Rs1195 ISBN: 9788179936535|
The ICDL Conferences are recognized as one of the most important platforms in the world where noted experts share their experiences. Many DL experts have contributed thought-provoking papers in ICDL 2016. These important papers are reviewed and conceptualized into ICDL on di_ erent areas of DL proceedings. The Proceedings have two volumes and over 700 pages.
|Know All About Habitats by Swapna Dutta : Rs75 ISBN: 9788179936429|
What do you call the place where you live? Do all plants and animals live on land? Where else can you find them? Are there living things in every part of our planet? A habitat is the home of an animal or a plant, from the hottest desert to the coldest mountain top. Let’s learn about habitats and why we need to conserve them. Other books in this series: Know All About Sun: The Great Ball of Fire! (ISBN: 9788179931721) Know All About Wind: The Air in a Hurry! (ISBN: 9788179931738) Know All About Water: The Big Splash! (ISBN: 9788179931745) Know All About Space: The Great Beyond! (ISBN: 9788179931769) Know All About Earth: The Blue Marvel! (ISBN: 9788179931776) Know All About Soil: The Precious Earth! (ISBN: 9788179931752) Know All About Trees: The Green Gem! (ISBN: 9788179936375)
|Know All About Trees by Swapna Dutta : Rs75 ISBN: 9788179936375|
Do you know where the fruits you eat come from? Do you know where the oxygen you breathe comes from? Do you know what keeps the soil from being washed away during rains? Do you know where your favourite bird lives? Tree is a very important part of our world. The tree give us food, it provides us clean air, it shelters animals, and saves us from the harsh environment. In this book we will learn about different types of trees, its life cycle, its functions, different parts of a tree, and what can we do to save the most important natural resource. Table of Contents: Parts of a tree Types OF Trees Our food source Natural healers Tree world records Trees – in our culture World without trees Try some of the following activities Other books in this series: Know All About Sun: The Great Ball of Fire! (ISBN: 9788179931721) Know All About Wind: The Air in a Hurry! (ISBN: 9788179931738) Know All About Water: The Big Splash! (ISBN: 9788179931745) Know All About Space: The Great Beyond! (ISBN: 9788179931769) Know All About Earth: The Blue Marvel! (ISBN: 9788179931776) Know All About Soil: The Precious Earth! (ISBN: 9788179931752)
|Leopard In The Laboratory by Anjana Basu : Rs250 ISBN: 9788179933701|
Manjul finds a calf has been killed and people are saying that there is a leopard on the loose. While walking through the forest Manjul is cornered by the leopard. However, a mysterious man, Carpet Sahib, rescues her in the nick of time. In the aftermath of the incident, Manjul fears for the leopard. Rohan arrives in Nainital for his summer holidays and the two of them discover that the cutting down of trees in the forest is driving the leopard into conflict with the villagers. Someone poisons the leopard’s kill and leaves it lying around, knowing that the big cat will eat it. The leopard does. The result is that Carpet Sahib and the two children have to come to the rescue of the big cat…with rather amazing results! This is the second book in the Jim Corbett series.
|Lucy And The Train by Anandajit Goswami : Rs190 ISBN: 9788179936412|
Lucy and the Train is a journey of the self that leads to sustainability. Narrating the conflict within self, surroundings, and imagination, it captures the symbolism expressed by René Descartes through his words “I think therefore I am”. The story takes the reader on a surreal journey of sustainability by weaving a complex yet beautiful tapestry of human mind, relationships, and environment. Lucy boards a train after drinking a magic potion. But she is destined for the journey even before her birth. Every compartment poses a new challenge and an impending threat to the survival of life on Earth. Life is possible, only if she successfully reaches the first compartment and overcomes her nemesis. In this journey, Lucy has to surpass innumerable obstacles and when she finally meets...it is for her to decide the future of humanity! About the Author: Anandajit Goswami is a Fellow with the Green Growth and Resource Efficiency Division of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), Associate Faculty with Department of Policy Studies, TERI University and has been working with TERI since 2004. As TERI Africa Coordinator, he was based at United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), Addis Ababa where he coordinated South-South Cooperation initiatives. He has led projects supported by ADB and UK-Aid on macroeconomic and welfare implications of tax, subsidies on petroleum products and has been working on the interphases of macroeconomic systems and risk modelling and its association with policy analysis and sustainability. He has been associated with various South-South cooperation knowledge exchange programmes, supported by UNECA, UNIDO, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, Ministry of Water and Energy, Government of Ethiopia, Horn of Africa Regional Environment Centre and Network, Addis Ababa University. He completed his Master’s degree in Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and is pursuing PhD at TERI University. He has co-authored a book titled “Sustainability Science for Social, Economic and Environmental Development” and has co-edited a title – “Economic Modelling, Analysis and Policy for Sustainability”
|Multiple Choice Questions On Oil, Gas, And Petrochemicals by Teri : Rs350 ISBN: 9788179935422|
Multiple Choice Questions on Oil, Gas, and Petrochemicals contains over 1500 questions covering the areas such as exploration of oil and gas, refining of oil, natural gas, and petrochemical sectors. It deals with various aspects of the petrochemical sector and attempts to present the subject in a simple and concise manner. The book will help readers evaluate their understanding of the oil and gas sector. In each chapter, the questions are classified into three levels—easy, medium, and tough. It is a unique book of its kind for students pursuing their bachelor’s or master’s degree in petroleum exploration, for professionals from petroleum industry, and those who aspire to excel in various competitive exams. The book can also be a guiding tool for various quiz programmes organized at school or university level.
|Multiple Choice Questions On Renewable Energy , Second Edition by Arun K Tripathi : Rs395 ISBN: 9788179936559|
The second edition of Multiple Choice Questions on Renewable Energy explores renewable energy sector in a multiple choice question format. It contains more than 1500 questions that focus on solar, wind, biomass, biogas, biofuels, hydro, energy from wastes, hydrogen, geothermal, ocean, tidal, and waves. Similar to the previous edition, this edition too has three levels of questions. The book provides a comprehensive overview of renewable energy development in India. This book is useful for academicians, students pursuing engineering or agriculture-related courses, aspirants of various competitive exams, professionals, and stakeholders in the renewable energy sector. It can also be used for quiz programmes organized in schools, universities, engineering institutions, and on television.
|My Green Colouring Book by Lata Vaidyanathan : Rs150 ISBN: 9788179936481|
Practice what you preach is an idiom that everyone is familiar with. But most of the time due to paucity of time or other inconvenience, we often end up preaching and not practising. My Green Colouring Book is an initiative of TERI to introduce young learners to sustainability, who will become responsible and environmentally conscious citizens. This book introduces children to the natural world around them, which includes plants, animals, birds, and our surroundings. Children are given ample opportunities to learn along with having fun. The fun-filled colouring activities will enhance the motor skills of children. It is imperative to develop a better fist grip before moving onto developing pincer grip. Our book will help the child to go through a smooth transition thereby practicing: • fist grip • four-finger grip • pincer grip.
|People, Planet, And Progress Beyond 2015 by Teri : Rs1500 ISBN: 9788179935927|
Second in the series of TERI’s annual flagship publication on global sustainable development, People, Planet and Progress Beyond 2015 examines six critical issues of the Planet (climate change, ozone layer depletion, loss of biodiversity, desertification, unsustainable use of natural resources, and environmental pollution) and six crucial issues of the People (food security and safety, health and well-being, education and learning, sustainable habitat, energy for all, and social justice and equity), reviews the Progress made by various regions and countries of the world on each of these issues, and analyses the challenges and opportunities ahead, particularly in the contexts of post-2015 global development agendas, ushered by the Paris Climate Agreement, UN Sustainable Development Goals, and Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. The analysis is supported by primary data from authentic sources on a wide range of indicators that make the volume an invaluable resource material on contemporary discourses on global development.
|Plant Biotechnology by S Umesha : Rs795 ISBN: 9788179935033|
Plant biotechnology plays a very important role in basic and applied sciences. It is a scientific technique that adapts plants for specific purposes of cross-breeding, extending their growing seasons, adjusting height, colour, and texture, and several other mechanisms. Plant biotechnology helps plant breeders to develop crops with specific beneficial and desirable traits. Thus, it has emerged as an important aspect of agriculture. Plant Biotechnology comprehensively covers different aspects based on the latest outcomes of this field. Topics such as tissue culture, nutrient medium, micronutrients, macronutrients, solidifying agents/supporting systems, and growth regulators have been dealt with extensively. The book also discusses in detail plant genetic engineering for productivity and performance, resistance to herbicides, insect resistance, resistance to abiotic stresses, molecular marker aided breeding, molecular markers, types of markers, and biochemical markers. Different aspects of important issues in plant biotechnology, commercial status and public acceptance, biosafety guidelines, gene flow and IPR have been also thoroughly examined. This book caters to the needs of graduate, postgraduate and researchers.
|Seed Soil Sun by Sandhya Rao : Rs185 ISBN: 9788179936443|
Where does our food come from? Trees and plants. How do plants make this food? Through the process of photosynthesis. What causes photosynthesis? Sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide. How does the water reach plants and trees? Through soil. How does the soil take water to trees and plants? Through small stems and huge tree trunks. Soil is the perfect home for seeds to germinate and grow. But the process is not so simple. Seed, Soil, Sun shows how various aspects of nature come together perfectly to make food for us. Along the way, it provides glimpses into the many wonders of natural phenomena. About the Author: Sandhya Rao is a writer and editor with nearly 40 years of experience in mainstream journalism as well as publishing. Some of her books for children include My Friend the Sea, My Mother’s Sari, Ekki Dokki, Picture Gandhi, My Gandhi Scrapbook, Okaasama Otousama, Dream Writer, and Think, Eat, Save. She enjoys meeting young readers and hearing from them what inspires them and how they want to change the world. She works with the Hindu-BusinessLine newspaper and lives in Chennai.
|Sustainability Of Business In The Context Of Environmental Management by Kamlesh Pritwani : Rs495 ISBN: 9788179933015|
The unending process of globalization and liberalization of market and economy has expanded opportunities and prompted the introduction of new ideas of leadership and management. The proliferation of business strategies in globalized world necessitates the need for expanding socio-environmental concerns of business. Sustainability of Business in the Context of Environmental Management studies the newly emerged concept of ‘sustainable business’ in view of the growing Indian economy. It explores the current corporate social responsibility practices adopted with special reference to environmental management in Indian companies. The book compares the legal, financial, economic, industrial, and social behavioural aspects. Out of these aspects, industrial aspect in view of ‘environmental management’ is discussed in detail. It also explores the forces driving the changing relationship between business and society and corporate leadership reacting to environmental challenges. Finally, the book restates the concept of increasing profitability through societal development.
|Teri Energy & Environment Data Diary And Yearbook (teddy) 2015/16 (updated Edition) by Teri : Rs1995 ISBN: 9788179935910|
TERI Energy & Environment Data Diary and Yearbook (TEDDY) is an annual publication brought out by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) since 1986. It is the only comprehensive energy and environment yearbook in India which provides updated information on the energy supply sectors (coal and lignite, petroleum and natural gas, power, and renewable energy sources), energy demand sectors (agriculture, industry, transport, residential, and commercial sectors), and environment (local and global). The publication also provides a review of the government policies that have implications for these sectors of the Indian economy. Each edition of TEDDY contains India's commercial energy balances for the last four years that provide comprehensive information on energy flows within different sectors of the economy and how they have been changing over time. These energy balances and conversion factors are a valuable ready reckoner for researchers, scholars, and organizations working on energy sector. After the introductory chapters, for the ease of readers, TEDDY has been divided into sections on energy supply, energy demand, and local and global environment. Interactive graphs, figures, maps, and tables have been used throughout the chapters to explain facts, which make the book an interesting read. In addition, detailed tables at the end of each chapter represent statistical data on each of the above-mentioned sectors. The publication is accompanied by a complimentary CD containing full text. The publication has more than 15,000 readers across the globe and is often cited in international peer reviewed journals and policy documents. Key Features: • Exhaustive compilation of data from energy supply and demand sectors • Recent data along with data from the past years covered in the form of structured and easy-to-understand tables • Recent advances made in the energy sectors • Self-explanatory figures and graphs showing the latest trends in various sectors • The “Green Focus” at the end of every chapter highlights a topical issue • A complimentary CD that contains all the chapters and additional tables
|The Crafty Indian Jungle Book by Indu Harikumar : Rs185 ISBN: 9788179933718|
Learn how to rescue plastic bottles, scraps of cloth, toilet paper tubes, matchboxes, unused socks and old newspapers, and transform them into beautiful crafts. Join the upcycle safari in The Crafty Indian Jungle Book and turn potential garbage into monkeys that go click-clack, leafy lions that spring out of greeting cards, gifts that surprise and whole lot of ideas to turn everyday waste into fun art. •Bear pencil holder •Elephant planter •Fox mask •Hippo gift box •Lion greetings card •Monkey castanet •Owl wall hanging •Peacock fan •Rabbit fridge magnet •Snake puppet •Tiger puppet •Tortoise paper weight •Activity •Did you know? About the Author: Indu Harikumar is a children’s writer, illustrator, and art teacher. She likes to turn everyday things into objects of art. She has written and illustrated picture books, designed DIY doll kits for children, and created a colouring book for adults. Get Inspired and Upcycle!!! Ever heard of “Upcycling”? Well, it is making creative use of waste materials. That’s what The Crafty Indian Jungle Book does. If you love animals, fill your room with lions, tigers, snakes, and monkeys, by making use of discarded items such as toilet paper tubes, cardboards, seedpods, socks, etc. Follow the self-explanatory instructions to do these fun activities with friends or all by yourself. Let’s get started and bring the world of animals closer to us.
|The Disappearing Beach And Other Nature Stories by Nabanita Deshmukh : Rs185 ISBN: 9788179936368|
Can a smelly monster threaten a town? Or tiny creatures organise a river clean-up? Polythene bags, glass bottles, and paper sheets need to be recycled and a homesick mudskipper tells stories about his mangrove home! Sounds incredible, doesn’t it? And that’s not all… Ramu, the fisher boy, misses his vanished beach, Rina’s trying hard to find out where all that sand comes from, Rahul’s head is exploding with questions about volcanoes, while Mina’s looking for ideas to celebrate World Environment Day! Can anyone help these kids? The Disappearing Beach and other nature stories is a collection of nine tales about problems affecting our environment and with useful clues on how to tackle them.About the Author Nabanita Deshmukh is a teacher and writer of children’s stories and poems. She believes that stories have the power to transform children’s attitudes and has spent considerable time with indigenous and village communities to learn about oral traditions and folklore. She is currently working on getting stories into classrooms as a means of spreading awareness about the environment and other cultures. Nabanita is an alumna of Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education (Pondicherry), an alternative education school. She has also been a consultant at Azim Premji Foundation and has worked with government school teachers on the use of interactive modes of teaching. Nabanita contributes articles and rhymes to various children’s magazines and has published more than 500 stories till date.
|The Green Guide To Environmental Courses And Careers (green Career) by Megha Aggarwal : Rs150 ISBN: 9788179935699|
2015 marks the beginning of the UN Decade of Sustainable Development. Sustainable development involves the incorporation of ecological principles in technology development and dissemination. It is in this context that the present book by Ms Megha Aggarwal is a timely contribution. The book covers a wide range of information dealing with agriculture, energy, engineering, medicine, architecture, finance, and environmental management. It should help the young students to become the architects of a sustainable future for our country. I hope the book will be read and used widely. – MS SWAMINATHAN, Father of the Indian Green Revolution As India gradually moves towards a “green” economy, new avenues of employment are opening up for today’s youth. For students thinking about future course and career options, this one-of-its-kind handbook offers a rich body of information required to turn a green interest into a future opportunity. From environmental engineering, environmental science, and environmental law to agriculture, climate science, and zoology – it profiles a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and the broad spectrum of careers they lead to. Peppered with anecdotal accounts from well-known professionals and a handy listing of useful resources, The Green Guide to Environmental Courses and Careers is a must-have for any student keen on harnessing a green passion. About the Author Megha Aggarwal has been writing on social issues, especially education, for a few years now. She has contributed to the education supplements of The Times of India as well as The Hindu, and has also written for The New Paper, part of Singapore Press Holdings. She is deeply interested in understanding what it means to be young and what expectations youngsters have of their lives, especially their academic life. When she is not writing on education, she enjoys cooking up stories for children and editing children’s books at a Chennai-based publishing house.
|The Story Of Planet Earth by Renu Anand : Rs450 ISBN: 9788179935354|
For thousands of years, humans have probed and pondered over our planetary home. How was the Earth formed? How old is it? How did it become a living world? Today, because of our expanded knowledge and the wonders of technology, we know a lot more about Earth than our ancestors. We know that it is an evolving planet, undergoing never-ending changes, perhaps at a pace unequalled in its recent, or even remote, past. The Story of Planet Earth gives a detailed, yet interesting, account of a lot more aspects related to the creation of Earth – Earth’s origin in light of the Big Bang explosion, arrival of water on its surface, formation of its atmosphere, evolution of life forms from unicellular organisms to giants like dinosaurs, changes from its core to crust… and its current state in terms of unsettling global changes, a majority of which find their roots in our greed and thoughtlessness. The book goes beyond time, into the future, to see what may be in store for our forthcoming generations, if we don’t care about this “home” of ours. About the Author: Renu Anand is passionate about the environment. This book, a study of the history of Planet Earth, is her attempt to get young minds to think about this home of ours. An experienced content developer, she has more than 50 published books that are being used by schools and universities in India. She has written a large number of animal stories too.
|Think Eat Save by Sandhya Rao : Rs185 ISBN: 9788179936450|
Here’s some food for thought: Are you aware that a lot of food waste comes from our homes? Isn’t it surprising that huge quantities of produce are dumped because they can’t reach the consumer on time? Every time we waste food, we hurt the environment. There are many people in the world who go hungry to bed, even as there are others who eat way too much, more than their share. What can we do about this? Think, Eat, Save gently reminds us of nature’s kindness and teaches us to care for it by eating responsibly and recycling whenever possible. It suggests easy ways of reducing wastage, such as taking small portions, planning our meals, and sharing food with others. These simple yet effective measures will go a long way in conserving our natural resources.
|Why Should I Eat Healthy by Neelanjana Singh : Rs250 ISBN: 9789386530035|
How many times have you been told to avoid cheesy pizzas and yummy burgers so that you stay healthy? When was the last time you reached out for a packet of potato chips and your mom didn’t scold you? Why Should I Eat Healthy? busts the myth that you cannot eat burgers and pizzas if you want to grow up well. All you have to do is ensure they are made with the right ingredients. Eating right is as much about enjoying your food as about good health. This guide will help you make that informed choice about food. The book will tell about the right substitutes for unhealthy foods, avoiding packaged foods, sleeping eight hours a day, and so on. So the next time you crave for a burger, don’t chide yourself. Just make sure it has been prepared with whole-grain buns and veggies and go for it!
|Why Should I Save Water? (a Smart Kid's Guide To A Green World) by Shweta Sinha : Rs250 ISBN: 9788179933695|
Trash, oil spills, and climate change – these are only few of water’s troubles. Our drinking water supplies are shrinking, even as we continue to use more and more. We waste water and dump our garbage into rivers and oceans without giving it a thought. Do you know India may run out of drinking water in 25 years? Are you ready to take action? Every small step you take makes a difference. Why Should I Save Water? helps you understand the miracles of water. It teaches you the importance of saving water and helps you with ideas to do your bit towards conserving our precious resource – Water
|Wonder Waste by Tirna Ray : Rs150 ISBN: 9788179936528|
Composting is fun and easy! It’s also really good for the planet. It helps make the soil healthy and cleans up the earth at the same time. Wonder Waste: A Book on Composting digs deep into the what, why, and how of composting and teaches everything you need to know about this wondrous world of waste and worms.
|101 Facts by Garima Sharma : Rs185 ISBN: 9788179932001|
Do you know that the olm salamander can go without earning for ten years? And that the cuttlefish, which changes its colour to blend in with its surroundings, is colour blind! This book is full of amazing facts on earth's wonderful creatures, many of them endangered. Learn more about them so that you can protect them.
|101 Facts by Snigdha Sah : Rs185 ISBN: 9788179931981|
The temperature of the earth is rising fast. This factbook is full of information on the phenomenon of climate change and how it affects us, and the ways—big and small—by which we can protect the earth. Discover how you can be a good citizen of the earth!
|101 Facts by Madhu Singh Sirohi : Rs185 ISBN: 9788179931998|
This book is full of interesting facts on natural disasters, their causes, and their consequences. While we have very little control over the occurrences of earthquakes and volcanoes, other natural disasters—heatwaves, hailstorms, hurricanes, and so on—are increasing due to climate change. Learn more about these phenomena and how we can protect the earth.
|101 Facts by Snigdha Sah : Rs185 ISBN: 9788179931974|
This book is full of fascinating facts about the amazing flora and fauna all around us, the phenomenon of climate change and how it affects us, and the ways—big and small—by which we can protect the earth.
|101 Facts by Aparajita Kashyap : Rs185 ISBN: 9788179932025|
The cars we drive, the electricity we use, and the industries around us, all run on fossil fuels. But these fuels are polluting and their use is increasing the rate at which climate change is occurring. The alternative to fossil fuels is renewable energy. Learn about renewable sources of energy, their past and present, and the ways—big and small—by which we can protect the earth. Discover how you can be a good citizen of the earth!
|101 Facts by Madhu Singh Sirohi : Rs185 ISBN: 9788179932018|
The way we live our lives affects everything around us—birds, animals, plants, and all other natural elements. This factbook is full of information on how our lifestyle affects climate change and the ways—big and small—by which we can protect the earth. Discover how you can be a green citizen of the earth!
|50 Faqs On Air Pollution by Rupak Ghosh : Rs125 ISBN: 9788179934531|
Which substances are polluting air the most? What is the ozone hole? How much CO2 is emitted by burning 1 litre of petrol? Which country emits the maximum CO2 per person? What is BS-IV? How are climate change and air pollution related? What is the Kyoto Protocol? Which are the most and least polluted cities of India?
|50 Faqs On Climate Change by Swati Prabhu : Rs125 ISBN: 9788179935392|
Why are the winters getting colder? How will India be impacted by climate change? What are the various sources of CO2 emissions? When did we first learn about man?s role in climate change? How will climate change impact human health? What is the Montreal Protocol? What can you do to tackle climate change?
|50 Faqs On Global Warming by Himanshi Sharma : Rs125 ISBN: 9788179934524|
Is global warming same as climate change? What is the greenhouse effect? Which country emits the maximum amount of CO2? What is IPCC? Which areas of the world will be affected the most by global warming? What is the Earth Summit? What is CNG? What can you do to control global warming? Know the answers to these, and 42 more frequently asked questions, on global warming, its various aspects, and impacts. Other titles in this series: 50 FAQs on Air Pollution 50 FAQS on Climate Change 50 FAQs on Renewable Energy 50 FAQs on Waste Management 50 FAQs on Water Pollution
|50 Faqs On Renewable Energy by Shilpa Mohan : Rs125 ISBN: 9788179935415|
Is renewable energy same as “green” energy? What is energy efficiency? What are energy labels? What is meant by energy security? How do we get electricity from wind? Why is building a dam often a controversial issue? What is biodiesel? What is the global renewable energy scenario? Know the answers to these, and 42 more frequently asked questions, on renewable energy, its various aspects, and impacts.
|50 Faqs On Waste Management by Harish Algappa : Rs125 ISBN: 9788179935408|
Where does the garbage from our homes land up? What is e-waste? Why is plastic dangerous? How is waste generation linked to global warming? What is zero waste philosophy? How much waste is produced in India every year? What can you do to bring down waste generation? Know the answers to these, and 43 more frequently asked questions, on waste and its management, its various aspects, and impacts. Other titles in this series: 50 FAQs on Air Pollution 50 FAQs on Climate Change 50 FAQS on Global Warming 50 FAQs on Renewable Energy 50 FAQs on Water Pollution
|50 Faqs On Water Pollution by Rupak Ghosh : Rs125 ISBN: 9788179934593|
Which Indian state has the maximum number of polluted rivers? What is meant by reverse osmosis? How is water quality linked to human health? When is World Water Day celebrated? How can water supply be increased at the global level? What role do households play in water pollution? What can you do to prevent water pollution?
|Afforestation In India by H S Gupta : Rs445 ISBN: 9788179934630|
With growing ecological, biological, and environmental imbalances, due importance and attention should be given to various forest resources and their management. Afforestation in India: dimensions of evaluation examines the monitoring and evaluation aspects of an afforestation project that incorporates various dimensions and approaches. This book is a useful guide to those interested in the monitoring and evaluation of afforestation projects.
|Air Pollution Control by S P Mahajan : Rs350 ISBN: 9788179931868|
The air we breathe is being polluted by activities such as burning coal, oil, and other fossil fuels; and manufacturing chemicals. Air pollution can even occur from smaller, everyday activities such as cooking, space heating, and degreasing and painting operations. These activities add gases and particles to the air we breathe. When these gases and particles accumulate in the air in high enough concentrations, they can harm us and our environment. The book on air pollution deals with the various sources of air pollution and the associated environmental and health impacts. It also discusses the appropriate measures to control/prevent the same.
|Beginner's Science Dictionary by Yoofisaca Syngkon Nongpluh : Rs210 ISBN: 9788179932636|
This title offers comprehensive yet simple explanations for scientific terminology across various disciplines. With definitions that are precise and easy to understand, this is a handy reference for young students seeking clarity on complex scientific terms.
|Bioanalytical Techniques by Abhilasha Shourie : Rs395 ISBN: 9788179935293|
Bioanalytical Techniques form an integral part of applied biology and biomedical sciences. The book provides understanding of the concept and working principles of various bioanalytical techniques used in biomedical sciences, environmental studies, life sciences, pharmaceutical analysis, molecular biology, and biotechnological research, as well as the various instruments used in these processes. Divided into 12 chapters, the book provides a comprehensive account of microscopy, centrifugation, chromatography, electrophoresis, spectroscopy. It also focuses on two main topics: radioisotope and immunodiagnostic techniques. Techniques in molecular biology and recombinant DNA technology have also been described in detail.
|Biodiversity Communities, And Climate Change by C P Kala : Rs895 ISBN: 9788179934425|
Biodiversity conservation and sustainable use of natural resources has remained one of the key challenges for development agencies and concerned stakeholders for decades together. The huge threat of climate change has only added to this complexity. In this context, the present book Biodiversity, Community, and Climate Change is designed to help in guiding the various principles of biodiversity conservation, effects of climate change and role of communities at various levels and landscapes. A total of 19 chapters are covered in this book and they encompass a wide range of topics including tools of biodiversity assessment ranging from conventional ecological and social survey methods to the use of latest technology such as Geographical Information System (GIS) and remote sensing.
|Biogas Technology by R S Khoiyangbam : Rs350 ISBN: 9788179934043|
The global demand for energy is met mainly by fossil fuels. Their excessive and indiscriminate use, coupled with increasing demand for energy, will soon deplete their existing reserves. Therefore, it is extremely important to find alternative, environment-friendly, and ecologically sound sources of energy for meeting the present and future energy requirements. Biogas Technology: Towards Sustainable Development makes an attempt to explore the potential of utilizing biodegradable biomass as fuel and manure.
|Building The Future We Want by Rajendra K. Pachauri : Rs655 ISBN: 9788179935750|
The 2015 edition of A Planet for Life reaches bookshelves in a landmark year for the world. A new development cooperation framework is being crafted while sustainable development goals (SDGs) are being laid out to address the 21st century’s most urgent sustainable development issues. A Planet for Life provides first hand analysis and narrative of ongoing transformation and sustainable development challenges in key countries. It tours five continents to shed light on what countries and regions are actually doing to achieve sustainable development, tackling their own local – and global – problems, and exploring different pathways towards sustainability. It explores implementation issues and financing for development options more specifically, with an overview of key propositions for making sustainable development financing a lever to transform economies and societies. Cities: steering towards sustainability (ISBN: 9788179931318) Innovation for Sustainable Development (ISBN: 9788179935569) Reducing Inequalities: a sustainable development challenge (ISBN: 9788179935309) Towards Agricultural Change? (ISBN: 9788179934432) Oceans: the new frontier (ISBN: 9788179934029)
|Carbon Capture, Storage And, Utilization by Malti Goel : Rs950 ISBN: 9788179935682|
Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is among the advanced energy technologies suggested to make the conventional fossil fuel sources environmentally sustainable. It is of particular importance to coal-based economies. Carbon Capture, Storage, and Utilization deals at length with the various aspects of carbon dioxide capture, its utilization and takes a closer look at the earth processes in carbon dioxide storage. It discusses potential of Carbon Capture, Storage, and Utilization as innovative energy technology towards a sustainable energy future. Various techniques of carbon dioxide recovery from power plants by physical, chemical, and biological means as well as challenges and prospects in biomimetic carbon sequestration are described. Carbon fixation potential in coal mines and in saline aquifers is also discussed.
|Carbon Footprint by Ramesh Menon : Rs250 ISBN: 9788179934975|
Most of us lead careless lifestyles that keep adding to environmental pollution. Carbon Footprint: reducing it for a better tomorrow takes an in-depth and critical look at our day-to-day activities: food habits, lifestyle, or mode of transport. It offers solutions and measures to reduce our carbon footprint to make our homes energy-efficient, recycle waste, reduce greenhouse gases, or gain from the benefits of using renewable energy. Follow 101 easy ways to refashion our lifestyles and emerge as “green” citizens. About the Author: Ramesh Menon is an author, journalist, documentary fi lmmaker, and corporate trainer. He is sensitive about environmental issues and writes on them extensively. At present, he is freelancing for numerous newspapers, magazines, and websites.
|Carbon Sequestration By Coastal Floral Community by Abhijit Mitra : Rs995 ISBN: 9788179935514|
As nature-based approaches for the mitigation of climate change are increasingly seen as part of the solution, blue carbon has recently been receiving greater international attention. This has stimulated renewed interest in better management, conservation and restoration of coastal ecosystems including mangrove forests, seagrass meadows, tidal salt marshes, and seaweed beds for the purpose of climate change mitigation. However, a number of gaps still exist in our scientific knowledge on coastal biodiversity, which are critical to developing blue carbon projects for the international carbon market. Carbon Sequestration by Coastal Floral Community focuses on some of these important issues. Apart from standardizing ecological approach in estimating blue carbon in various vegetation compartments, this book also presents a few important case studies, which serve as the basics of hands-on-scientific training in estimating the magnitude of stored carbon in mangroves, salt marsh, seagrass, seaweeds and phytoplankton. The influence of salinity, nutrients and several relevant hydrological parameters on the rate of blue carbon sequestration has also been critically analysed.
|Caring For Nature by Subhadra Sen Gupta : Rs125 ISBN: 9788179934487|
Little Rano and her friend Gokul spend a quiet, peaceful life at Gandhiji’s Sabarmati ashram. They make khadi, feed goats, water gardens, and learn from Bapu how to turn waste into wealth. But one day, a distressed Gandhiji tells them he has misplaced his pencil! And a desperate search begins. Will Rano and Gokul succeed in helping Bapu? Caring for Nature is a series of four titles, where each book revolves around a historical figure that inspired us to appreciate, nurture, and protect the natural world. Other titles in the series: King Ashoka and the Garden of Herbs Rao Jodha and the Curse of the Hermit Tagore and the Song of the Crazy Wind
|Caring For Nature by Subhadra Sen Gupta : Rs125 ISBN: 9788179934470|
Keshav and his sister Parvati work in a herb and spices garden at the Sanchi monastery. One day, while tending to the plants, they meet a mysterious stranger. He says he is a monk keen to learn the benefits of various herbs. But he looks more like a warrior! Will the brother-sister duo be able to unravel the secret of the stranger’s identity? Caring for Nature is a series of four titles, where each book revolves around a historical figure that inspired us to appreciate, nurture, and protect the natural world. Other titles in the series: Bapu and the Missing Blue Pencil Rao Jodha and the Curse of the Hermit Tagore and the Song of the Crazy Wind
|Caring For Nature by Subhadra Sen Gupta : Rs125 ISBN: 9788179934647|
In the dry, rocky, hilly land of Marwar, when an angry sadhu puts a curse on rains, the worried King Rao Jodha summons an old gajdhar, a water expert. He and his young assistant Birju start locating suitable places for building water tanks. Even if water is stored and saved, how will it be moved uphill to the King’s new palace? Find out with Birju and Gajdhar. Caring for Nature is a series of four titles, where each book revolves around a historical figure that inspired us to appreciate, nurture, and protect the natural world. Other titles in the series: Bapu and the Missing Blue Pencil King Ashoka and the Garden of Herbs Tagore and the Song of the Crazy Wind
|Caring For Nature by Subhadra Sen Gupta : Rs125 ISBN: 9788179934654|
Badal finds his new home Santiniketan really strange. His classroom is under a tree, mornings are spent listening to birds, and afternoons in gardening! But what he finds most fascinating is the gentle, grandfatherly, but elusive Gurudev, the famous poet. On a cloudy, windy day, they finally meet. And the beauty of nature inspires an equally beautiful creation. Caring for Nature is a series of four titles, where each book revolves around a historical figure that inspired us to appreciate, nurture, and protect the natural world. Other titles in the series: Bapu and the Missing Blue Pencil King Ashoka and the Garden of Herbs Rao Jodha and the Curse of the Hermit
|Circle Of Life by Cathryn Conolly : Rs75 ISBN: 9788179932377|
The butterfly starts its life as a tiny egg and goes through a slow and magical process of changing into a butterfly. Where does the butterfly lay its eggs? What are the stages in between? How long does it take for a butterfly to emerge? This book not only explains the amazing metamorphosis that takes place in the life cycle of a butterfly, it also contains many interesting facts about this beautiful creature.
|Circle Of Life by Cathryn Conolly : Rs75 ISBN: 9788179932384|
A frog’s life begins in a slimy pile of clear jelly. This is actually thousands of eggs laid together. Inside each of these is a squiggly, fish-like creature that will slowly turn into a frog. What is this creature and how does it turn into a frog? This book not only explains the amazing metamorphosis that takes place in the life cycle of a frog, it also contains many interesting facts about this curious creature.
|Circle Of Life by Vijita Mukherjee : Rs75 ISBN: 9788179932391|
A baby kangaroo, called joey, weighs less than two grams. It cuddles up close to its mother in her pouch until it is strong enough to come out and jump on its own. What does it feed on? How does it grow big and strong? This book not only explains the amazing life cycle of a kangaroo, it also contains many interesting facts about this unique creature.
|Circle Of Life by Vijita Mukherjee : Rs75 ISBN: 9788179932407|
The penguin is one curious bird. It has strange wings, called flippers, but it cannot fly. And though penguins are awesome underwater swimmers, their chicks cannot swim. In fact, they don’t even enter water till they grow up. Then, how do these chicks grow into diving champs who spend long hours in freezing seas? This book not only explains the amazing life cycle of a penguin, it also contains many interesting facts about this wonderful creature.
|Circle Of Life by Cathryn Conolly : Rs75 ISBN: 9788179932421|
Whales—the largest creatures that ever lived on the planet—are bigger than the biggest dinosaurs. Though they live in water, they are not fish. They are ocean mammals that give birth to young ones. But how and where do these creatures give birth? What does the baby feed on? This book not only explains the amazing life cycle of a whale, it also contains many interesting facts about this magnificent creature.
|Circle Of Life by Vijita Mukherjee : Rs75 ISBN: 9788179932414|
An elephant mother carries her baby for twenty-two months. After the baby is born, the mother feeds it for four years. She also protects and watches over it for another twelve years. Surprised? Meet the gentle giant of the animal kingdom and learn more about how a baby elephant is loved and cared for by its mother, as well as by other elephants in the herd. This book not only explains the amazing life cycle of an elephant, it also contains many interesting facts about this gigantic creature.
|Cities by Pierre Jacquet : Rs595 ISBN: 9788179931318|
The twenty-first century is already an urban one. Cities are pivotal to sustainability concerns – globalization, climate change, food security, environmental protection, and innovation. Today’s urban actors, both citizens and their leaders, have a major responsibility as trustees of the future: their present actions will influence the shape and structure of cities, so that the generation to come may live healthy and contended lives. This volume takes the reader straight to the heart of how cities work, and identifies contemporary trends, mechanism and tools that can influence current strategies and choices. The authors show that urbanization is not a problem per se for sustainable development, but rather that cities, in all their diversity and complexity, offer solutions as well as challenges. The reader will be inspired by vital analyses of the next decade’s windows of opportunity for sustainable urban growth.
|Climate Change And Disease Dynamics In India by Nitish Dogra : Rs995 ISBN: 9788179934128|
Planetary health is today inextricably linked to population health. Climate change, an integral part of planetary health, is foremost among global environmental changes affecting human health. This mammoth challenge is characterized by the potential risk to cripple health systems worldwide and profoundly alter disease dynamics, thereby threatening the well-knit fabric as well as growth of society. Unfortunately, much of the evidence for these linkages has come largely from the developed world. By focusing on India, one of the significant developing countries of the global economy, Climate Change and Disease Dynamics in India aims to fill a crucial gap in the fields of climate science and public health. The book is divided into three main aspects: fundamentals, impacts and applied. By examining these aspects and more, the book seeks to explore the multitude of issues related to climate change and disease dynamics; right from the basics to the bedside to the boardroom. Each chapter reviews relevant global and India-specific evidence, and also the implication of that knowledge in programmatic terms and policy implications.
|Danger At The Dump by Abhijit Sinha : Rs140 ISBN: 9788179935217|
One day, Golu, a 14-year old ragpicker, and his wonder cat Batooni fi nd a strange, shiny, metallic pencil in a mound of garbage. Suddenly, they fi nd themselves being followed by mysterious men in a car, armed with an equally strange ticking object. With danger lurking at every corner, Golu and Batooni go on an escapade while trying to unravel “The Mystery of the Missing Pencil”.
|Dealing With Climate Change by R K Pachauri : Rs695 ISBN: 9788179932773|
Climate change is the most important existential threat that humanity faces at the moment. There is an urgent need for a framework for international cooperation, research and development, technology, finance, market mechanisms, as well as consensus on the role of business in addressing the issue. This book presents authoritative contributions from international experts, laying out the issues, the options, and the prospects of mitigation and adaptation.
|Designed To Survive by Moen Sen : Rs95 ISBN: 9788179933725|
Why does a pelican have a pouch under its beak? What is a casque? Which bird’s beak is compared to a carpenter’s tools? How did the tailorbird get its name? This book gives you a sneak peek into the beaks of these and many other birds of India.
|Designed To Survive by Shona Bagai : Rs95 ISBN: 9788179933763|
Claws as combs, cutlery, daggers or diggers. Talons that help in gripping to those that strike terror in the hearts of enemies. Pincers that slice through skin and those that help walk on water. This book introduces you to the amazing and amusing world of claws.
|Designed To Survive by Shona Bagai : Rs95 ISBN: 9788179933756|
Did you know that fins can be used as ‘legs’, crutches, seats or even ‘wings’? Or that the Bichir’s fins resemble tiny flags? What’s unique about the remora’s dorsal fin or the yellow butterflyfish’s tail fin? Explore this book to find the answers.
|Designed To Survive by Shona Bagai : Rs95 ISBN: 9788179933770|
When does a chameleon turn green? Why are snowshoe hares dark brown in summer but white in winter? How can the Wallace’s flying frog float in air? What is ‘sloughing’? These and many more ‘skinny’ facts can be found in this book.
|Designed To Survive by Shona Bagai : Rs95 ISBN: 9788179933732|
Think a tail is just an appendage? Think again! Ever wondered why some tails have scales, while others have hair? Find out how tails can be used to frighten an enemy, serve as cushions or paddles, to attract a mate, and a lot, lot more.
|Designed To Survive by Shona Bagai : Rs95 ISBN: 9788179933749|
Did you know you can tell what an animal eats by just looking at its teeth? Or that South Americans use the sharp, triangular teeth of piranhas as cutting tools? Can you name an animal whose teeth keep growing all the time? To know about these and other equally interesting information on teeth, this book is a must read!
|Ecological Meltdown by Asheem Srivastav : Rs550 ISBN: 9788179935729|
In the second edition of Ecological Meltdown: impact of unchecked human growth on the earth’s natural systems, the authors discuss the destruction of biodiversity and ecosystems due to human actions. Apart from warning about the impending ecological meltdown and analysing the causes behind it, the book deals with the solutions that need to be urgently adopted by the global civil society and national governments. The book is an invaluable resource for policymakers and institutions in the forestry, wildlife, energy, rural development, and environment sectors. It will also prove beneficial for conservationists, scientists, researchers, and students of environmental science. A new chapter on “Time for energy transition” has been added in this edition.
|Energy Audit by Y P Abbi : Rs1500 ISBN: 9788179933114|
The availability of fossil fuels required for power plants is reducing and their costs increasing rapidly. This gives rise to increase in the cost of generation of electricity. But electricity regulators have to control the price of electricity so that consumers are not stressed with high costs. In addition, environmental considerations are forcing power plants to reduce CO2 emissions. Under these circumstances, power plants are constantly under pressure to improve the efficiency of operating plants, and to reduce fuel consumption. In order to progress in this direction, it is important that power plants regularly audit their energy use in terms of the operating plant heat rate and auxiliary power consumption. Energy Audit of Thermal Power, Combined Cycle, and Cogeneration Plants attempts to refresh the fundamentals of the science and engineering of thermal power plants, and establishes its link with the real power plant performance data through case studies, and further developing techno-economics of the energy efficiency improvement measures. This book will rekindle interest in energy audits and analysis of the data for designing and implementation of energy conservation measures on a continuous basis.
|Energy Security And Economic Development In India by Bala Bhaskar : Rs795 ISBN: 9788179934609|
Energy is fundamental to the economic development of a society. Ensuring energy security is critical to the security, sovereignty, and well-being of any country. However, there is no consensus on the definition of energy security. Energy Security and Economic Development in India: a holistic approach attempts to construct an appropriate definition for the concept of energy security. The evolution of energy security is traced at both the global level and in the Indian context. This book elaborates on the concept of energy security, highlights its linkages, enumerates India’s indigenous energy resources, examines the status of energy security in the country, and makes policy suggestions to ensure energy security in the country.
|Energy-efficient Buildings In India by Mili Majumdar : Rs860 ISBN: 9788185419824|
Accelerated urbanization imposes immense pressure on the dwindling energy sources and fragile ecosystems. Yet, the resource crunch confronting energy supplies can be alleviated if we design and develop future buildings by incorporating sound concepts of energy efficiency and sustainability. Covering 41 projects from India’s various climatic zones, this book provides thorough insights into the context, techniques, and benefits of energy-efficient buildings. The projects highlight design responses to varied climatic conditions, appropriate materials and construction methods, implementation of energy-efficient systems, and effective utilization of renewable energy to reduce pressure on grid power. This book will inspire architects, designers, urban planners, engineers, and students to build for a better tomorrow.
|Ensuring Sustainability In Forestry by H S Gupta : Rs995 ISBN: 9788179934951|
Ensuring Sustainability in Forestry: certification of forests details the concepts and approaches required to meet the desired international standards of forest certification. It brings together important issues related to forest certification, which need to be applied and utilized in the context of forests in India in the present scenario. It also focuses on economic factors, greening of certification processes, and the interface between technical and business knowledge. Drawing on a wealth of information provided by valuable studies across the globe, this volume discusses forest certification and its impact on conservation and development of biodiversity. It is a comprehensive and detailed guide for forest managers, owners, and consultants; government foresters; and forest product traders.
|Enviro-challenge by Teri : Rs150 ISBN: 9788179934586|
Enviro-challenge is an invaluable companion for budding and seasoned “green” quizzers. Divided into two sections, Multiple-Choice and Short Questions, the book contains over 500 selected questions on diverse topics, such as Agriculture, Air, Biodiversity, Energy, Fuel and Transport, Personalities, Policies, Waste, Water, and many more. An asset for both students and teachers, Enviro-challenge will also satisfy the curiosity of anyone who is keen on learning about anything “green”.
|Environment Chronicles by Teri : Rs295 ISBN: 9788179933589|
This unique collection of stories from across India, South Asia, and the world brings to you personal accounts of struggle, survival, trust, and hope for a better tomorrow. From the pollution-choked rivers in our cities, contamination in our food, to the carbon footprint of the US elections; from the promise of smokeless chulhas to the scenario in which we run out of oil; from the slow death of our historical heritage to the plight of the magnificent big cats, this thorough, complete, and meaningful anthology takes a broad sweep over the past few years to highlight and present the best and the biggest stories.
|Environmental Concerns And Sustainable Development by S Somayaji : Rs450 ISBN: 9788179932247|
At the dawn of this 21st century, environmental concerns have received utmost attention from all segments of human society. The extreme abuse of nature and ruthless hunt for material happiness are the reasons for post-enlightenment destruction of the environment. Many consider the issues related to environmental degradation as an ‘environmental crisis’. During the last century, humans have been exploiting nature not merely for need but also for greed. Environmentally-concerned individuals call for immediate action to stop being greedy and act positively. In India too this environmental awareness is fast spreading and the Honourable Supreme Court of India has directed the Central and state governments to introduce courses regarding environmental issues at all levels of education. This book is a compilation of research results pertaining to development, environment, and sustainable development in the form of articles.
|Environmental Management by Vijay Kulkarni : Rs550 ISBN: 9788179931844|
Environmental management has become one of the most used terms in recent times. But, what exactly does the term mean and entail? Environmental management helps to investigate and manage the environment within the context of human influences, incorporating an examination of economics, culture, political structure, and social equity, as well as natural processes and systems. This book discusses in detail the various issues relating to environmental management, including the fundamentals; the various environmental policies, legislations and international treaties; the concept of environmental impact assessment; environmental auditing; life cycle assessment; various environmental management system standards; issues and techniques, and environmental design and economics.
|Environmental Pollution And Health by V K Ahluwalia : Rs225 ISBN: 9788179934616|
Pollution as we know is an undesirable change in the physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of the environment. Environmental Pollution and Health expounds the three main types of environmental pollution—air, water, and land—and their effects on human health. It also focuses on photochemical air pollution, marine pollution, thermal pollution, noise pollution, and radioactive pollution and their effects on human health. The book also discusses the impact on the health of the human beings by factors other than pollutants. These factors include occupation of a person, stress, global warming, and ozone layer depletion. Finally, the author has dealt with various types of wastes generated in different establishments and how they should be managed.
|Environmental Studies , Second Edition by V K Ahluwalia : Rs325 ISBN: 9788179935712|
The second edition of Environmental Studies discusses the various types of natural resources and the problems faced in conserving them and the effective management of resources for sustainable lifestyles. Based on the latest UGC syllabus, the book focuses on the concepts, structure and function of an ecosystem, threats to biodiversity and conservation of biodiversity, causes, effects and control measures of pollution, hazardous effects of human population on environment and management of environment quality and the several types of pollution.
|Environmental Studies by Vidhu Narayanan : Rs150 ISBN: 9788179935071|
Environmental Studies: Experiments,Projects, Activities – Book 2, includes a variety of Do-it-Yourself ideas, games, surveys, audits, projects, and experiments. The activities are based on an array of subjects such as water conservation, pollution, 3Rs, waste management, weather, and natural environment. These themes highlight environmental challenges, offer solutions, and aid learning in a fun way. In a nutshell, the book: - Cultivates a deep understanding and awareness about environmental issues. - Includes curriculum-specific concepts in a step-by-step easy to follow format. - Serves as a guide to environmental science projects and coursework during school vacation. - Provides ideas, which can be modified by instructors, for project submissions, and eco-club activities. - Develops cognitive and psycho-motor skills through observation, classification, inference, and experimentation. - Adheres to the Integrated Approach, and follows various objectives laid down in the National Curriculum Framework 2005, NCERT.
|From Sunlight To Electricity by Suneel Deambi : Rs250 ISBN: 9788179935736|
The third edition of From Sunlight to Electricity: a practical handbook on solar photovoltaic application brings in the latest information about photovoltaic sector in India, designs and applications of specific devices and related benefits, finance, and policies. This edition of the book gives readers an understanding of the photovoltaic technology programme in India, the issues therein, and its future directions. The information has been presented in a format that is easy to understand and apply. In this third edition, the author has included topics such as “global development in PV system”, “installation and maintenance of PV systems”, and “application of PV systems for other households”.
|Future Power,future Energy Hydropower by Arshi Ahmad : Rs155 ISBN: 9788179932117|
Can you imagine having no petrol for your car? Can you imagine no electricity to power your lights, fridge, and television? The fuels we use today are going to be over sooner or later. They are also causing pollution. We need clean and renewable sources of energy. This book takes a close look at hydro power as a future source of power
|Future Power,future Energy by Roshni Sengupta : Rs155 ISBN: 9788179932124|
Can you imagine having no petrol for your car? Can you imagine no electricity to power your lights, fridge, and television? The fuels we use today are going to be over sooner or later. They are also causing pollution. We need clean and renewable sources of energy. This book takes a close look at bioenergy as a future source of power.
|Future Power,future Energy by Arshi Ahmad : Rs155 ISBN: 9788179932131|
Can you imagine having no petrol for your car? Can you imagine no electricity to power your lights, fridge, and television? The fuels we use today are going to be over sooner or later. They are also causing pollution. We need clean and renewable sources of energy. This book takes a close look at hydrogen gas as a future source of power.
|Future Power,future Energy by Ambika Shankar : Rs155 ISBN: 9788179932148|
Can you imagine having no petrol for your car? Can you imagine no electricity to power your lights, fridge, and television? The fuels we use today are going to be over sooner or later. They are also causing pollution. We need clean and renewable sources of energy. This book takes a close look at nuclear energy as a future source of power.
|Future Power,future Energy by Yoofisaca Syngkon Nongpluh : Rs155 ISBN: 9788179932094|
Can you imagine having no petrol for your car? Can you imagine no electricity to power your lights, fridge, and television? The fuels we use today are going to be over sooner or later. They are also causing pollution. We need clean and renewable sources of energy. This book takes a close look at solar energy as a future source of power
|Future Power,future Energy by Richa Sharma : Rs155 ISBN: 9788179932100|
Can you imagine having no petrol for your car? Can you imagine no electricity to power your lights, fridge, and television? The fuels we use today are going to be over sooner or later. They are also causing pollution. We need clean and renewable sources of energy.This book takes a close look at wind power as a future source of power
|Geographic Information System by Jatin Pandey : Rs200 ISBN: 9788179935378|
Geographic Information System (GIS) aims to organize complex interrelation between different layers of information through a process of gathering, analysing, processing, storing, and presenting the spatial data and images available through different sources. It integrates hardware, software, and data for capturing, managing, analysing, and displaying all forms of geographically referenced information. This book presents theory, methods, and latest research finding for problem-solving and decision-making using GIS-based technologies.
|Geoinformatics For Climate Change Studies by P K Joshi : Rs995 ISBN: 9788179934098|
Climate change is increasingly being considered a critical topic in research and policy-making. Evidences related to climate change deal with spatial and non-spatial data, which can be utilized for policy formulation. Geoinformatics, which includes remote sensing, GIS, GPS, and ICT, provides the most relevant technology to monitor climate change-related variables at different dimensions and scales. Geoinformatics for Climate Change Studies discusses the art of using this technology for investigating, monitoring, documenting, and understanding the impacts of climate change. This book provides information on the concepts and uses of geoinformatics, and focuses on filling the gap in the available literature on the subject by bringing together concepts, theories, and experiences of experts in this field.
|Get Well Soon by Benita Sen : Rs95 ISBN: 9788179933176|
Ever wondered why some of your friends start sneezing when they go near flowers? Or why some of your classmates cough while wiping the blackboard? What makes some of us itch when we get into a chlorinated swimming pool? The cause is an allergy. But what is an allergy? Why does it happen? Filled with answers to such questions, this book introduces you to naughty allergens and how antibodies fight back. It tells you how different parts of your body take on an allergy. It also helps you understand what you can do to keep those nasty sneezes, itches, and coughs away.
|Get Well Soon by Benita Sen : Rs95 ISBN: 9788179933169|
F-e-v-e-r. Five feared letters. Sometimes you shiver, though it is hot. At times, the fever brings with it a sore throat and a runny nose. Sometimes, your whole body aches. But, did you know that fever is your body's mechanism of driving naughty germs away by warming itself up? Were you also aware that bacteria cause a painful throat or that a flu vaccine contains the dead flu virus? Packed with useful information, this book deals with the causes and symptoms, as well as the safety measures to control fever. Most importantly, it takes the fear out of those five letters.
|Get Well Soon by Benita Sen : Rs95 ISBN: 9788179933183|
Banging against furniture. Falling while playing. Cutting your finger on something sharp…some days can be painful! But did you know that pain is the body's way of telling you to be careful? Or that there are friends inside you who heal your wounds? Read this book to understand what is a bruise, sprain, or fracture. Find out about first aid. And by the time you finish the last page, you will learn how to protect yourself from injuries. What's more, the next time you hear yourself crying ‘Ouch!' ‘Aargh!' or ‘Boo hoo!', you will know exactly what to do!
|Get Well Soon by Benita Sen : Rs95 ISBN: 9788179933152|
Pain in your stomach? Rushing to the loo time and again? Feeling sick just looking at food? It could be your stomach telling you it has been attacked by germs! The good news is that you can get your stomach well again. This book tells you how to do just that! Learn about the good bacteria that fight the bad ones, what food to eat to get better fast, good habits that make sure your tummy is happy…and say ‘Good bye' to stomach problems!
|Green Gadgets (a Savvy, Green Guide To Gadgets For A Sustainable, Low-carbon Lifestyle) by Aditi Jindal : Rs250 ISBN: 9788179934982|
Gadgets: those sleek, shiny, snazzy companions you and I love! By making numerous tasks easier, keeping in touch with others and the world faster, and our lives so much smoother, gadgets today are simply indispensable. But did you know that your smartphone, game console, or phablet has a dark side too? Their toxic constituents, power consumption, and the careless manner in which they are discarded bring out their evil side in the form of critical problems like pollution, energy crisis, and climate change. Using them also means paying hefty electricity bills. So, is there a way to balance your love for these devices while being sensitive towards the environment and considerate towards your pocket? Find out as Green Gadgets introduces you to a world of eco-friendly and energy-efficient alternatives. About the Author: From writing thoughts to poetry, Aditi Jindal has been on a writing spree ever since she wrote her first poem in school. The big switch from poetry to prose took place in 2010 with her first fiction novel, which discussed the upbringing of a child in an Indian joint family system. Her second fiction title created a stir amongst a lot of college-goers. She was also invited as one of the leading panelists, and was the youngest speaker on ‘Decoding Relationships’, at the 2013 Gliterarti: Gurgaon Art and Literary Festival. Being an avid traveller, she often blogs and writes travel articles for a well-known travel website and a newspaper. Green Gadgets is Aditi’s second non-fiction work based on her interactions with the teens today.
|Green Genius Guide by Richa Sharma : Rs75 ISBN: 9788179931646|
We cannot see them with our naked eyes but they are everywhere. They move like us, breathe like us, and eat like us. In fact, these tiny creatures were the first living beings to appear on the earth, and they can survive extreme conditions. Get introduced to the fascinating hidden world of microbes!
|Green Genius Guide by Richa Sharma : Rs75 ISBN: 9788179931608|
|Green Genius Guide by Richa Sharma : Rs75 ISBN: 9788179931615|
Do you know that a chocolate wrapper cannot be recycled? Do you know that a plastic water bottle can lie in a garbage dump for up to five hundred years? Do you know that we can save the earth from becoming a giant dumping ground if we only practised the three Rs—reduce, reuse, and recycle? Learn how to keep the earth clean. It's our only home!
|Green Genius Guide by Richa Sharma : Rs75 ISBN: 9788179931639|
Cars and factories keep spewing fumes into the air.Pollutants are destroying the ozone layer that protects us from the sun?s harmful ultraviolet rays. And greenhouse gases are causing the earth?s temperature to rise. Get to know more about air pollution so that you can protect the planet now.
|Green Genius Guide by Richa Sharma : Rs75 ISBN: 9788179931592|
Nature plays no favourites, and disasters can strike anywhere and anytime. This book not only tells you about the commonest disasters, but also how best we can prepare ourselves to deal with them.
|Green Genius Guide by Richa Sharma : Rs75 ISBN: 9788179931240|
Experts say that we will soon run out of coal, diesel, petrol, and natural gas reserves. How will we run our machines then? Do not worry. Scientists are working round the clock to find sources of energy that are clean as well as inexhaustible. Find out how green technology can power the world.
|Green Genius's 101 Questions And Answers by Aparajita Kashyap : Rs185 ISBN: 9788179932056|
Scientists have been exploring, designing, and discovering new technologies that will leave our environment intact instead of destroying it. Energy from the shining sun, flowing waters, and the open windy spaces can now be used to run our cars and light up our homes. These non-polluting sources of energy are clean, earth-friendly, and absolutely free. Increase your green quotient and learn the answers to some less frequently asked questions on green technology. Join Green Genius as he introduces you to environment-friendly technologies and gadgets.
|Green Genius's 101 Questions And Answers by Madhu Singh Sirohi : Rs185 ISBN: 9788179932032|
No species has changed the environment of the earth as much, and as fast, as human beings. As more and more life forms become endangered, it is time to get to know our environment more closely so that we can protect it better. Increase your green quotient and learn the answers to some less frequently asked questions. Join Green Genius as he takes you on a fascinating journey of discovery of the world around you.
|Green Genius's 101 Questions And Answers by Madhu Singh Sirohi : Rs185 ISBN: 9788179932070|
The tiger is endangered. The Giant Panda and the Bactrian Camel are also endangered. Their habitat has been destroyed. Their numbers can be counted on the fingers. Humans are mainly responsible for this fate of the poor animals. Increase your green quotient and learn the answers to some less frequently asked questions on extremely endangered animals. Join Green Genius as he introduces you to the fascinating world of endangered animals.
|Green Genius's 101 Questions And Answers by Anupama Jauhry : Rs185 ISBN: 9788179932049|
The climate of the earth has changed many times before in the planet's 4.5 billion-year-old history. But today, its temperature is rising faster than ever before, driving many life forms to extinction. And scientists believe that this time it is humans who are to blame. Increase your green quotient and learn the answers to some less frequently asked questions on global warming. Join Green Genius as he takes you on a journey to discover how to save the earth.
|Green Genius's 101 Questions And Answers by Bhuvaneshwari Subramanian : Rs185 ISBN: 9788179932063|
The past shapes our future, and our planet's past has been an especially fascinating one. Knowing about the origin of life, the extinction of life forms, and the formation and retreat of glaciers are just some of the things that can help us prepare better for the future. Increase your green quotient and learn the answers to some less frequently asked questions on the past of our beautiful planet. Join Green Genius as he takes you on a journey to the planet's past.
|Green Genius's 101 Questions And Answers by Kemaya Kidwai : Rs185 ISBN: 9788179932087|
Outer space (often called space) comprises the relatively empty regions of the universe outside the atmospheres of celestial bodies. Increase your green quotient and learn the answers to some less frequently asked questions on spellbinding space. Join Green Genius as he introduces you to the fascinating outer world.
|Green Science Genius by Rupak Ghosh : Rs155 ISBN: 9788179933541|
Electricity lights up our homes and offices, and powers appliances like TVs, air-conditioners, and computers. But do you know how electricity is produced and how it reaches your home? Or how it remains stored inside batteries? Containing descriptive illustrations, interesting trivia, and easy-to-do experiments, this book helps readers grasp the science behind this everyday phenomenon easily.
|Green Science Genius by Rupak Ghosh : Rs155 ISBN: 9788179933558|
From a stationary rock to a rushing waterfall, energy is everywhere. This book covers the different types of energy and explains the roles they play in the world around us. Elaborating on the underlying concepts, using visuals, experiments, and trivia, it tells readers why renewable energy is gaining importance and how they can help conserve energy.
|Green Science Genius by Rupak Ghosh : Rs155 ISBN: 9788179933534|
Did you know that light can bend, split, and bounce? Have you ever wondered why we cannot see colour in dimly lit places? Can you name the three major sources of light pollution? This book explains various concepts on light, and helps explore the world of light, shadows, and colours with hands-on experiments, illustrations, and facts.
|Green Science Genius by Rupak Ghosh : Rs155 ISBN: 9788179933527|
Why are some sounds loud, while others quiet? What is DTS sound? How is an echo formed? What are the causes of sound pollution? This book answers such questions and many more. Filled with detailed diagrams, fun experiments, and interesting trivia, it helps readers understand the fascinating science of sound.
|Green Your Life by Mariam Karim-ahlawat : Rs140 ISBN: 9788179934913|
Meet Green Genius, a seven-year-old boy, who loves to keep his home clean and green. His careless uncle Gopu Chacha, however, lives on junk food, doesn’t care much about cleanliness, and is always wasting resources. This keeps GG busy, as the young nature-lover is always seeking interesting, practical, and doable solutions to green his home. But GG is not alone. His gang includes Gugi squirrel, her naughty babies, and the white mouse. With a touch of humour and vivid illustrations, Green Your Home gets the message across that the environment around us is our responsibility.
|Green Your Life by Mariam Karim-ahlawat : Rs140 ISBN: 9788179934937|
eet Green Genius, a seven-year-old boy, who loves to keep his neighbourhood clean and green. GG lives with his family, his pet kitten Minoo, and his cousin Popu, who has come from Singapore. One day Minoo runs away and GG and Popu begin their search for the lost kitten. GG notices that Popu is not bothered about keeping his neighbourhood and himself healthy and fit. GG juggles between looking for Minoo, helping his cousin see things differently, and improving his neighbourhood. With a touch of humour and vivid illustrations, Green Your Neighbourhood gets the message across that the environment around us is our responsibility.
|Green Your Life by Mariam Karim-ahlawat : Rs140 ISBN: 9788179934920|
Meet Green Genius, a seven-year-old boy, who loves to keep his school clean and green. His cousin Popu has recently joined GG’s school. Unlike GG, Popu throws things everywhere except in the dustbin, wastes water and electricity, loves to eat all kinds of junk food, and doesn’t keep his school clean. GG juggles between helping his cousin see things differently and improving his school. But GG is not alone. His gang includes squirrels and mice. With a touch of humour and vivid illustrations, Green Your School gets the message across that the environment around us is our responsibility.
|Green Your Life by Mariam Karim-ahlawat : Rs140 ISBN: 9788179934944|
Meet Green Genius, a seven-year-old nature lover. His careless uncle Gopu Chacha, however, doesn’t bother much about the environment. He lives on junk food, overindulges in shopping, and is always wasting resources. This keeps GG busy, as he is constantly on the run to keep Gopu Chacha away from buying unnecessary things. But he is not alone in this task. His gang includes squirrels and mice. With a touch of humour and vivid illustrations, Green Your Shopping gets the message across that the environment around us is our responsibility.
|Griha Manuals by Teri : Rs2700 ISBN: 9788179934067|
GRIHA the national rating system of India is an evaluation tool for measuring and rating a building’s environmental performance. This set of 5 GRIHA manuals have been developed as a guide for building professionals (architects, services engineers, landscape designers, project managers, contractors, etc.) who are involved in the design and construction of green buildings, to provide them a comprehensive understanding of the GRIHA rating system. The information provided in these manuals will serve as a complete guide for individuals who are interested in knowing about this rating system, its underlying criteria, rating process, strategies that should be adopted for complying with all the criteria and the documentation preparation and evaluation procedure.
|Handbook On Energy Audit And Environment Management by Y P Abbi : Rs1500 ISBN: 9788179930922|
The Handbook on Energy Audit and Environment Management deals at length with the energy audits and takes a closer look at the concept of environment management. TERI endeavours to bring its experience of over two decades in the field of energy audits and provides methodology and guidelines to those involved in this field. Energy audits may be considered as the first step towards understanding how energy is being used in a given facility. It indicates the ways in which different forms of energy are being used and quantifies energy use according to discrete functions. The book offers an overview on industrial energy conservation. It also enables users to understand the operation of various equipment and system, and to identify opportunities for energy savings in industries. It is a must-read for every professional interested in energy management and energy audit.
|How Come? How So? That's How Mysterious Events Occur by Rekha Shipurkar : Rs185 ISBN: 9788179935484|
Ever wondered about the perennial mysteries of nature? How do the northern lights produce their colourful display? How do meteor showers occur? How do leaves turn red? Get transported to a magical and wonderful world, as How come? How so? That's how mysterious events occur: the mind-boggling natural phenomena unravels these secrets.
|How Come? How So? That's How Strange Creatures Live by Rekha Shipurkar : Rs185 ISBN: 9788179935507|
Watch out! There are strange creatures around. Did you know that there is a sea creature that looks like a Portuguese battleship? Can you name a creature that is both a plant and an animal? This book transports you to an enchanting world of strange animals—up close and personal.
|How Come? How So? That's How Things Began by R P Subramanian : Rs185 ISBN: 9788179935477|
Inventions have changed our world beyond imagination — from the simple mechanical clock to the television, telephone, computer, and microscope. Learn how it all began, where, when, and who were the pioneers in this book.
|How Come? How So? That's How Things Happen by Arshi Ahmad : Rs185 ISBN: 9788179935460|
How do plants make food? How do animals sleep through winter? How do seasons change? Find out the answers to these questions and more as How come? How so? That's how things happen: the magical mysteries of nature takes you to nature’s laboratory and brings alive the magic of nature and its processes.
|How Come? How So? That's How Things Travel by R P Subramanian : Rs185 ISBN: 9788179935453|
The world is on the move. Animals,plants, and manmade vehicles—all are equipped to move in different ways. Learn all about things on the move—from snails and manta rays to cars and spacecrafts.
|How Come? How So? That's How Things Work by Arshi Ahmad : Rs185 ISBN: 9788179935491|
How do we get electricity from atoms? How do energy-saving cars work? How do we get paper from trees? Find out the answers to these questions and more as How come? How so? That's how things work: the marvel of modern technology simplifies technologies and unravels the mystery behind seemingly complicated processes.
|Hydrogen Economy by P K Pahwa : Rs995 ISBN: 9788179935040|
As the dependence on the depleting fossils fuels continues and global warming increases, we need to find an energy system that is renewable and sustainable, efficient and cost-effective, convenient and safe. Hydrogen has been proposed as the perfect fuel to sustain the energy system. The availability of a reliable and cost-effective supply, safe and efficient storage, and convenient end use of hydrogen will be essential for a transition to a hydrogen economy. Research is being conducted throughout the world for the development of safe, cost-effective hydrogen production, storage, and end-use technologies that support and foster this transition. Hydrogen Economy discusses the strategies and roadmaps of introducing hydrogen as the alternate source of fuel for sustainable development. The book examines the link between development and energy, prospects of sustainable development, significance of hydrogen energy economy. It provides an authoritative and up-to-date scientific account of hydrogen generation, storage, transportation, and safety.
|Hydro-politics In Gbm Basin by Nitya Nanda : Rs595 ISBN: 9788179935705|
Given that South Asia is fast becoming a water-stressed region and that population and economic growth make the situation more challenging, an integrated management of water resources becomes even more crucial. Hydro-politics in GBM Basin: the case of Bangladesh–India water relations focuses on the water management issues between Bangladesh and India. The book examines the issues carefully and attempts to suggest a path to deal with the challenges based on hard data and wide consultation with a large number of stakeholders in India and Bangladesh. Apart from covering the economic, ecological, and political (domestic and international) issues, it deals with treaty implications from international water-related case studies.
|Improving Earthquake And Cyclone Resistance Of Structures by S C Dutta : Rs995 ISBN: 9788179933022|
In spite of mankind’s triumph in taming nature for his survival and benefit, succumbing to the vagaries of nature has become a regular global concern. Out of the array of different catastrophes, earthquakes and cyclones together are responsible for an overwhelming majority of the global damages caused by natural disasters in the last decade, leaving millions homeless. The loss of property and life are primarily due to failure of structures to withstand such catastrophes, caused often due to lack of implementation of a few guidelines. The evolution of these guidelines is rooted in understanding the principles of the mechanics that regulate the behaviour of the structures under lateral dynamic loading imparted by earthquakes and cyclones. In this context, Improving Earthquake and Cyclone Resistance of Structures: guidelines for the Indian subcontinent, is an attempt to introduce guidelines for the types of building structures frequently observed and built in the Indian subcontinent as well as in other developing countries. The guidelines are meant for both architectural and structural features, and include constructional aspects as well. The book introduces these guidelines in such a manner that all aspects can be properly understood, related, and implemented by practising engineers and architects. On the whole, the book may help develop awareness and sensitized technical manpower for combating the threats posed by natural disasters like earthquakes and cyclones.
|In The Shadow Of The Leaves by Anjana Basu : Rs250 ISBN: 9788179935385|
Rohan and his mother are holidaying in the Kumaon Hills. Rohan should be practicing Maths, he has failed in his exam, but he is spending time reading Jim Corbett’s Man-eaters of Kumaon and wandering in the hills with fearless Manjul, who herds cows. Rohan admires the way she jumps streams like a little cat and her knowledge of the woods. Peace and tranquility, in the hills, is lost when they hear that a tiger has been killing cattle in the nearby villages. A mysterious man with a moustache materializes at night and seems to spellbind the children and tigers. Rohan is convinced that it is Jim Corbett’s ghost. Manjul disagrees. Whoever the mysterious man is, he is on a mission—save the tiger from poachers and herd it back into the National Park. The result is a story of mystery and magic. Review: “This story is told in a simple lyrical style, set in a simple, idyllic location. It symbolizes dreams and the spirit of adventure which is locked up inside children and which very often find their eventual release. And slowly, simply, through the nuances a modern fairy tale is crafted.” Rituparno Ghosh, Filmmaker About the Author: Anjana Basu was born in Allahabad and started school in London. She works as an advertising consultant in Kolkata. She has a book of short stories, published by Orient Longman, India, to her credit. The BBC has broadcast one of her short stories and her poems have featured in anthologies brought out by various publishers. In the US, she has been published in Gowanus,The Blue Moon Review, and Recursive Angel, to name a few. In Canada, she has appeared in The Antigonish Review. The Edinburgh Review and The Saltzburg Review have also featured her work. In 2003, her novel Curses in Ivory was published. In 2004, she was awarded a Hawthornden Fellowship in Scotland where she worked on her second novel, Black Tongue which was published in 2007. In February 2010, her children’s novel Chinku and the Wolf boy was published. Her novel Rhythms of Darkness came out in October 2011. Anjana Basu has also worked on scripts with director Rituparno Ghosh for ‘Antarmahal’ and ‘The Last Lear’ and has subtitled several of his films including ‘Unishe April’, ‘Dahan’ and ‘Chokher Bali’.
|Industrial Solid Wastes by A D Patwardhan : Rs275 ISBN: 9788179935026|
Industrial solid wastes, unlike liquid effluents and gaseous emissions, receive relatively less attention in terms of treatment, reuse, recycle, and recovery of useful by-products. These solid wastes have great potential for recovery and reuse. Predominantly organic wastes can be effectively treated by biological means to yield useful end products like methane gas as fuel and digested slurry as soil conditioner. Inert materials like plastics are effectively blended with other building materials, thereby improving the quality of the finished product and at least partially solving the problem of disposal of plastics. Inorganic wastes are excellent candidates for recovery of reusable building materials like sand and fine aggregate. Recycling of useful components from e-wastes goes a long way in reducing environmental pollution by toxic and hazardous wastes. This book places before the reader different ways and means used by scientists and engineers to minimize pollution of our natural resources and their overexploitation.
|Integrated Pest Management by R K Mishra : Rs395 ISBN: 9788179934968|
Onion (Allium cepa L.) and garlic (Allium sativum L.) are the most important Allium species cultivated worldwide and are used as vegetable and spice in our daily diet. These crops are widely cultivated for domestic consumption as well as for export purposes. They are attacked by many insect pests and diseases, which vary with region, season, and variety. This lowers the quality and yield, thereby increasing the cost of production and reduces export potential. Integrated Pest Management: strategies for onion and garlic discusses methods and tools used to minimize the incidence and severity caused by diseases and insect pests. It also focuses on the symptoms of diseases caused by various pathogens.
|Introduction To Environmental Sciences by R S Khoiyangbam : Rs595 ISBN: 9788179934555|
Environmental sciences is a vast and multidisciplinary science that involves the study of natural resources of land, water, and air. Introduction to Environmental Sciences comprehensively covers numerous aspects of this vast subject. The book focuses on the causes of environmental problems and methods and ways of mitigating these causes. It covers topics such as biostatistics, principles of analytic method, disaster management, various chemical processes operating in the environment, greenhouse gases emissions, global warming, among others. The book will prove beneficial to those involved in environmental studies, environmental management, community health practice, to mention some.
|Know All About Soil by Vijita Mukherjee : Rs75 ISBN: 9788179931752|
Take a look at the ground beneath your feet. Looks still and silent, doesn't it? Don’t be fooled...there’s a lot happening down there. From tiny bug families taking a walk to roots of plants picking up food and drinks! Read all about soil and why you need to look after it.
|Know All About Space by Tripti Nainwal : Rs75 ISBN: 9788179931769|
Did you know that stars do not twinkle? And, the shiniest star in the sky is not a star at all!! Did you know that if you went to planet Jupiter, you would have nothing to stand on… it does not have any land?! Read about these, and discover many more fascinating facts about outer space!
|Know All About Sun by Vijita Mukherjee : Rs75 ISBN: 9788179931721|
The big, bright sun is just another star! Really, it is true! Did you know that its rays are full of packets of energy? And that there are many clever ways in which people around the world are using this energy? Read all about what happens inside the sun and all that it does for us.
|Know All About Water by Vijita Mukherjee : Rs75 ISBN: 9788179931745|
Did you know that water goes round and round in an endless cycle—from oceans and rivers to the air and back again? And that water has a whole lot of power that can help us do work? Discover many other interesting facts about water and the ways that you can help save it!
|Know All About Wind by Tripti Nainwal : Rs75 ISBN: 9788179931738|
Can you see the wind? No, but you can always feel it, and sometimes hear and smell it too! So, what is the wind? Wind can be our worst enemy but also our best friend. It creates hurricanes, but can also be used to create electricity. Read about these and discover many more fascinating facts about wind!
|Know All About by Tripti Nainwal : Rs75 ISBN: 9788179931776|
Did you know that Earth is many billion years old, but human beings like you and me only appeared about 35,000 years ago!? Did you know that Earth’s core is as hot as some parts of the sun? Discover many more fascinating things about your very own planet, Earth!
|Know All About by Y S Nongpluh : Rs295 ISBN: 9788179933916|
We live on a rich, colourful and diverse planet. Whether we care or not, understand or don’t - our everyday actions have far-reaching consequences. Know All About: Reduce Reuse Recycle is a fresh attempt to engage you in a global problem. The book is informative and meant to help lay persons to come to grips with an all too familiar phenomenon – garbage. The book traces the history of waste and its generation - from the earliest civilisations till today - and the various efforts to find solutions. It is no technical treatise but told in a simple way. It has information, guidelines and tips on how you can help to reduce the problem that at times seems to be overwhelming us. Know All About: Reduce Reuse Recycle is, hopefully, a signpost for you along the way to cleaning up our beautiful planet and keeping it so.
|Know All About by Vijita Mukherjee : Rs75 ISBN: 9788179934715|
Did you know that water goes round and round in an endless cycle—from oceans and rivers to the air and back again? And that water has a whole lot of power that can help us do work? Discover many other interesting facts about water and the ways that you can help save it!
|Learning From Gandhi by Ranjana Saikia : Rs75 ISBN: 9788179930304|
One relatively unknown area where Gandhiji's philosophy and wisdom was well ahead of its time relates to his understanding of environmental issues and his insights into the nexus between human actions and their implications for the ecology of this planet. Many have attempted to capture Gandhiji's all-encompassing wisdom on paper, on film, and on tape. Here is another venture in this direction, stemming from TERI's deep belief and hope that the children of today will be the leaders of tomorrow. This book distils the essence of Gandhian environmentalism into lucid and evocative reading for children. It highlights Gandhiji's respect and love for nature and his advice on 'simple living, high thinking' through many of his quotations on environment and development. This book owes much to the late Dr T N Khoshoo's well-read 'Mahatma Gandhi: an apostle of applied human ecology', also published by TERI.
|Let's Get Active by Eman Chowdhary : Rs125 ISBN: 9788179934333|
Learning about Animals educates young learners about the wonderful world of animals. It explains interesting facts about the members of the animal kingdom, such as their food, homes, classifi cation, special features, and so on through spot-the-difference, maze, dot-to-dot, and colouring activities, besides simple counting and writing exercises. These easy-to-do activities promote creative thinking and problem solving among young minds, making the title a fun supplement to their textbooks, while acquainting them with these amazing beings. Other titles in the series Learning about Birds (ISBN: 9788179934340) Learning about People and Places (ISBN: 9788179934371) Learning about Plants (ISBN: 9788179934357) About the author: Eman Chowdhary was born and brought up in Patna. Thanks to her professor parents, she started reading when she could barely hold a book properly! As the natural progression of this reading habit, she joined the publishing industry and has been there since!
|Let's Get Active by Eman Chowdhary : Rs125 ISBN: 9788179934340|
Learning about Birds educates young learners about birds in an interesting, fun-filled format. It explains fascinating facts about blue jay, ostrich, dodo, and many more birds through various spot-the-difference, maze, dot-to-dot, and colouring activities, besides simple counting and writing exercises. Its easy-to-do, illustrated activities promote creative thinking and problem solving among young minds, making the title a fun supplement to their textbooks, while introducing them to nature through the world of birds. Other titles in the series Learning about Animals (ISBN: 9788179934333) Learning about People and Places (ISBN: 9788179934371) Learning about Plants (ISBN: 9788179934357) About the author: Eman Chowdhary was born and brought up in Patna. Thanks to her professor parents, she started reading when she could barely hold a book properly! As the natural progression of this reading habit, she joined the publishing industry and has been there since!
|Let's Get Active by Swayam Ganguly : Rs125 ISBN: 9788179934364|
Flowers add beauty to our environs. They play a vital role in enabling plants to reproduce. Their colours and shapes facilitate pollination, seed growth, and seed dispersal. Learning about Flowers highlights interesting facts about flowers through exciting activities, games, and puzzles. These easy-to-do activities promote creative thinking and problem solving among young minds, making the title a fun supplement to their textbooks. It introduces them to the amazing world of flowers and their significance in day-to-day life. Other titles in the series Learning about Animals (ISBN: 9788179934333) Learning about Birds (ISBN: 9788179934340) Learning about People and Places (ISBN: 9788179934371) Learning about Plants (ISBN: 9788179934357)
|Let's Get Active by Eman Chowdhary : Rs125 ISBN: 9788179934371|
Learning about People and Places educates young learners about famous places in the world and people belonging to different cultures. It explains interesting facts about our wonderful world through a lot of spot-the-difference, maze, dot-to-dot, and colouring activities, besides simple counting and writing exercises. Its easy-to-do activities promote creative thinking and problem solving among young minds, making the title a fun supplement to their textbooks, while acquainting them with various people and places of our planet. Other titles in the series Learning about Animals (ISBN: 9788179934333) Learning about Birds (ISBN: 9788179934340) Learning about Plants (ISBN: 9788179934357) About the author: Eman Chowdhary was born and brought up in Patna. Thanks to her professor parents, she started reading when she could barely hold a book properly! As the natural progression of this reading habit, she joined the publishing industry and has been there since!
|Let's Get Active by Eman Chowdhary : Rs125 ISBN: 9788179934357|
Plants are an important part of our environment. They also add beauty and colour to our surroundings. Learning about Plants explains interesting facts about plants through spot-the-difference, maze, and colouring activities, besides various simple counting and writing exercises. These easy-to-do activities promote creative thinking and problem solving among young minds, making the title a fun supplement to their textbooks. At the same time, it acquaints them with the importance of plants and trees. Other titles in the series Learning about Animals (ISBN: 9788179934333) Learning about Birds(ISBN: 9788179934340) Learning about People and Places(ISBN: 9788179934371) About the author: Eman Chowdhary was born and brought up in Patna. Thanks to her professor parents, she started reading when she could barely hold a book properly! As the natural progression of this reading habit, she joined the publishing industry and has been there since!
|Mahatma Gandhi And The Environment by T N Khoshoo : Rs250 ISBN: 9788179932230|
The book presents a selection of Mahatma Gandhi’s views on the environment and elaborates on their relevance today. It is particularly relevant now when the threat of climate change looms large and natural resources are fast depleting. The book is of interest to all concerned in protecting the earth’s environment and its natural resources. The book presents Mahatma Gandhi’s views on sustainable use of resources and minimal damage to the environment for the sake of future generation. The need for a significant synergy between rural development and industrial development has also been highlighted. The book has a detailed foreword by Dr R K Pachauri, Director-General, TERI, and Chairman, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
|Making Sense Of Climate Change by Ranjana Saikia : Rs175 ISBN: 9788179932353|
Climate change is an enormous challenge facing humankind today. Undoubtedly, it is the single largest environmental threat facing the planet, and we need to act fast to mitigate it. There is much that needs to be done and much that can be done to halt the catastrophic impacts of climate change. However, these steps have to be taken by all sections of human society, throughout the world. Making Sense of Climate Change discusses the causes, the impacts, as well as possible solutions, to tackle the problem at the individual, community, and global level in a simple easy-to-read style for the general reader
|Management Of Municipal Solid Waste by T V Ramachandra : Rs450 ISBN: 9788179931875|
Solid material thrown away as unused from various sectors such as agricultural, commercial, domestic, industrial, and institutional constitutes solid wastes. This places an enormous strain on natural resources and seriously undermines efficient and sustainable development. Management of Municipal Solid Waste discusses the ways to salvage the situation through efficient management of solid wastes—from waste generation to disposal. The various processes, such as waste generation, collection, storage, processing, recovery, transport, and disposal, are explained with the help of case studies. The book discusses reduction of waste at the source and endeavours to foster implementation of integrated solid waste management systems that are cost-effective and protect human health and the environment.
|Microbial Genetics by K Chaudhari : Rs550 ISBN: 9788179933237|
Microbial Genetics focuses on the current state of knowledge on the genetics of bacteria, bacteriophages, and recombinant DNA technology and its applications in a way understandable to the students, teachers, and scientists. The book expounds on the specialized aspects of microbial genetics and technologies, keeping in mind the syllabi of different Indian universities at the post-graduate level. Latest information on microbial genetics has been outlined in the book in a lucid manner.
|Molecular Biology And Biotechnology by M P Bansal : Rs695 ISBN: 9788179933794|
Molecular Biology and Biotechnology: basic experimental protocols is a compilation of methods and techniques commonly used in biomedical and biotechnological studies. The book aims to provide ample support to both students and faculty while conducting practical lessons. Four sections are covered in this book—Genomics, Proteomics, Quantitative Biochemistry, and Bioinformatics. A concise introductory note accompanies each protocol/method described for better comprehension. Every topic discussed is supported by actual methods and their expected results, and is accompanied by relevant questions.
|Multiple Choice Questions On Energy by Arun K Tripathi : Rs295 ISBN: 9788179933053|
Since energy is an important aspect in all sectors, it needs to be given a due attention in education and awareness. Multiple Choice Questions on Energ y attempts to present the subject in a simple yet comprehensive manner for students and aspirants of various competitive exams. Keeping in view the present trend of various exams, the various types of energy have been presented in the form of multiple choice questions, which is the most common pattern of examination in every field of study in the science stream. Energy-related questions figure in various national-level competitive examinations, besides featuring in question papers for examinations in bachelor degree courses on engineering and technology. Multiple Choice Questions on Energy contains about 1300 multiple choice questions covering various sectors of energy, including mechanical energy, electrical energy, chemical energy, nuclear energy, thermal energy, magnetic energy, sound energy, energy from coal, petroleum oil and natural gas, renewable energy, and energy conservation. An introduction to energy has been presented in a comprehensive yet simplified form. This book is useful for academicians, students pursuing engineering or agriculture-related courses, aspirants of various competitive exams, professionals, and stakeholders in the energy sector. It can also be a tool for various quiz programmes organized in schools, universities, engineering institutions.
|Municipal Water And Wastewater Treatment by Rakesh Kumar : Rs425 ISBN: 9788179931882|
The book provides an overview of the engineering approaches towards ensuring water quality, with an emphasis on fundamental principles. It presents water quality objectives and the chemical, physical, and biological processes necessary for designing and managing drinking water and waste water treatment plants. Theory and conceptual designs of systems for treating municipal waste water and drinking water are discussed. The basic principles of common treatment processes are also discussed.
|My Green Alphabet Book by Sreya Seth : Rs125 ISBN: 9788179932643|
This title uses creativity and imagination to introduce the child to the alphabet through elements of the environment. Teacher's notes aid in inculcating concern for the environment, while easy-to-do 'green' activities make learning fun.
|My Green Number Book by Sreya Seth : Rs125 ISBN: 9788179932650|
An innovative title that introduces numbers up to 20 through elements of the environment. Teacher's notes help raise awareness on the environment, while simple 'green' activities enhance the learning experience.
|Nature's Fury by Reena I Puri : Rs185 ISBN: 9788179931837|
Natural disasters can occur anytime, anywhere! They are mostly unpredictable. They are dangerous and lead to immense loss of life and property. This book introduces children to interesting facts about natural disasters, their causes, and their consequences.
|Oceans by Pierre Jacquet : Rs655 ISBN: 9788179934029|
Oceans – The New Frontier explores how human community insistently pushes the oceans’ limits, seeking to exploit all of their varied resources – minerals, fisheries, fuels and genetic material. The ocean frontier is constantly being redefined by new discoveries, technologies, national strategies, and ecological imperatives. Increasing dependence of humanity on the resources of the oceans has blurred the boundaries between the mainland and oceans. As humanity’s footprint extends, oceans are seeing intense conflicts between actors and issues. The book questions the ability of global governance to regulate access to resources and services provided by the oceans so as to protect the ocean ecosystems. The chapters show how the global governance system has not been adequately responsive while in many cases local initiatives have contributed the solutions. Special sites, like sea-ports, can provide levers for action. Oceans – The New Frontier is part of a series of annual publications on sustainable development (A Planet for Life) prepared under the scientific leadership of leading figures in the field of sustainable development.
|Planet Earth by Rani Iyer : Rs155 ISBN: 9788179933350|
About one-fifth of the earth is covered by deserts. But what are deserts? Are they always hot and sandy? What do you find in a desert? Learn about the climate, plant and animal life, the people of the deserts, and much more. From the hot, dry Sahara Desert to the icy expanse of Antarctica, this book explores and brings alive the deserts of the world.
|Planet Earth by Rani Iyer : Rs155 ISBN: 9788179933367|
Forests cover about 30 per cent of the earth. They are the lungs of our planet, producing oxygen and absorbing carbon dioxide. They are home to a myriad variety of life—both plants and animals—apart from being a source of timber and other products. But what are forests? What types of forests are found in different regions? Explore the forests of the world and their remarkable features, and learn why forests are disappearing.
|Planet Earth by Rani Iyer : Rs155 ISBN: 9788179933398|
About 30 per cent of our earth is covered by mountains, which are home to unique plants and animals. But what are mountains and how are they formed? What can we find in a mountain? How do mountains affect the climate? Explore the mountains of the world and learn about the plant and animal life, the vegetation, the people, and how climate change is posing a danger to mountainous regions.
|Planet Earth by Vineeta Singh : Rs155 ISBN: 9788179933343|
Oceans cover two-thirds of our planet, holding 97 per cent of the earth’s water. But oceans are much more than vast expanses of water. Beneath the deep waters lie mountains and volcanoes. Oceans are teeming with life—both plants and animals. Explore the oceans of the world and learn how they remain full of water, how they influence the climate, the web of life they support, and the dangers posed by pollution and climate change.
|Planet Earth by Rani Iyer : Rs155 ISBN: 9788179933374|
The poles are not just vast expanses of snow and ice. They support a unique plant and animal life, like the penguins, polar bear, caribou, and many rare birds like the Arctic tern. The poles are rich in minerals, including oil and gas. Besides being storehouses of fossils, they are natural laboratories, where scientists conduct research on climate. Explore the two poles and discover the surprises hidden in their icy landscape. Also learn about how these fragile regions are threatened by pollution and climate change.
|Planet Earth by Rani Iyer : Rs155 ISBN: 9788179933381|
Rivers and lakes are storehouses of fresh water. They are also important habitats for fishes, birds, and mammals. It is no wonder that rivers have been our lifelines since ancient times, playing an important role in the growth of civilizations. Take a cruise on the world’s greatest rivers and learn about the deepest and largest lakes. Discover the origins of rivers, their stages, the life they support, and the benefits they provide us. Also learn how these precious water bodies are threatened by human activities.
|Plant Taxonomy by Rajni Gupta : Rs995 ISBN: 9788179933596|
Plant Taxonomy: past, present, and future contains various contributions from stalwarts in the field of plant taxonomy, which focus on different aspects of this field. Each contribution has been written based on thorough research, and includes recent developments such as molecular taxonomy and barcoding. Interesting aspects of naming plants, speciation, molecular aspects of plant identification, and e-flora have been dealt with in an elaborate manner. In addition, a chapter is dedicated to the genesis of botanical names and the meaning of the names of plants found in Delhi. This book is a Festschrift brought out in honour of Dr Prithipalsingh on his 65th birthday for his dedication and devotion to this subject for almost 40 years.
|Policy Intervention Analysis by Ritu Paliwal : Rs525 ISBN: 9788179934999|
Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is crucial for protecting the environment, especially in a country like India—with its dense and rapidly growing population, shrinking land mass, and an economy poised for rapid growth. In order to make EIA an interactive process, it is necessary that it is supported by a strong follow-up mechanism. A properly formulated follow-up process would not only encourage compliance but also increase awareness among the stakeholders. Policy Intervention Analysis: environmental impact assessment evaluates the adequacy of post project monitoring (PPM) process in India and its effective implementation with a focus on the industrial sector. The book investigates the reasons for poor compliance and gives corrective measures for corrective PPM. It identifies specific measures to improve environmental conditions and provides an action plan that will help strengthen the monitoring and enforcement mechanism based on specific regional concerns.
|Process Biotechnology by S N Mukhopadhyay : Rs495 ISBN: 9788179933077|
Rapid progress has been made in the discipline of biochemical engineering and biotechnology for bioprocess development during the last 50 years. Process Biotechnology: theory and practice has been written with the consideration that tutorial practice is as important as understanding the subject theoretically. This book is an introductory tutorial book involving multidisciplinary principles. Principal innovations that have been made in biosystem-related developments have been emphasized through tutorials in this book. The first few chapters cover theoretical aspects of biochemical and chemical engineering concerns in biotechnological advances in a concise manner. The rest have been dedicated to the tutorial aspects of this multidisciplinary subject. This book covers biological, ecological, chemical, and biochemical engineering topics related to the subject. It provides much needed theory-based solved numerical problems for practice in quantitative evaluation of various parameters relevant to process biotechnology. It will be useful for students who would like to further their careers as biotechnologists and can be used as a self-study text for practicing engineers, biotechnologists, microbiologists, and scientists involved in bioprocessing research and other related fields.
|Recombinant Dna Technology by Keya Chaudhuri : Rs595 ISBN: 9788179933206|
Recombinant DNA Technology focuses on the current state of knowledge on recombinant DNA (rDNA) technology and its applications. The book provides comprehensive information on the principles and concepts of rDNA technology or genetic engineering, protein expression of cloned genes, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification of DNA, restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP), amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP), DNA fingerprinting, and the most recent siRNA technology. It is useful for post-graduate students and teachers in the areas of molecular biology, biotechnology, genetics, microbiology, life sciences, pharmacy, agriculture, and basic medical sciences.
|Reducing Inequalities by Rémi Genevey : Rs655 ISBN: 9788179935309|
The reduction of inequalities within and between countries stands as a policy goal, and deserves to take centre stage in the design of the Sustainable Development Goals agreed during the Rio+20 Summit in 2012. The 2013 edition of A Planet for Life represents a unique international initiative grounded on conceptual and strategic thinking, and – most importantly – empirical experiments, conducted on five continents and touching on multiple realities. This unprecedented collection of works proposes a solid empirical approach, rather than an ideological one, to inform future debate. The case studies collected in this volume demonstrate the complexity of the new systems required to accommodate each country’s specific economic, political and cultural realities. These systems combine technical, financial, legal, fiscal and organizational elements with a great deal of applied expertise, and are articulated within a clear, well-understood, growth- and job-generating development strategy. Inequality reduction does not occur by decree; neither does it automatically arise through economic growth, nor through policies that equalize incomes downward via ill conceived fiscal policies. Inequality reduction involves a collaborative effort that must motivate all concerned parties, one that constitutes a genuine political and social innovation, and one that often runs counter to prevailing political and economic forces.
|Renewable Energy Engineering And Technology by V V N Kishore : Rs2250 ISBN: 9788179932216|
Renewable Energy Engineering and Technology: Principles and Practice - covers major renewable energy resources and technologies for various applications. The book is conceived as a standard reference book for students, experts, and policy-makers. It has been designed to meet the needs of these diverse groups. While covering the basics of scientific and engineering principles of thermal engineering, heat and mass transfer, fluid dynamics, and renewable energy resource assessments, the book further deals with the basics of applied technologies and design practices for following renewable energy resources. - Solar (thermal and photovoltaic) - Wind - Bio-energy including liquid biofuels and municipal solid waste - Other renewables such as tidal, wave, and geothermal The book is designed to fulfil the much-awaited need for a handy, scientific, and easy-to-understand comprehensive handbook for design professionals and students of renewable energy engineering courses. Besides the sheer breadth of the topics covered, what makes this well-researched book different from earlier attempts is the fact that this is based on extensive practical experiences of the editor and the authors. Thus, a lot of emphasis has been placed on system sizing and integration. Ample solved examples using data for India make this book a relevant and an authentic reference.
|Save Planet Earth by Madhu Singh Sirohi : Rs185 ISBN: 9788179931424|
The earth is getting hotter with every passing year and you have probably been wondering why. 101 Q and A on Climate Change tells you everything you wanted to know about global warming. It reveals the natural and man-made causes for the change in climate, their impact on habitat, and efforts at conservation.
|Save Planet Earth by Tanya Luther Agarwal : Rs185 ISBN: 9788179931431|
It's time to get squeaky clean. Scientists have been exploring, designing and discovering spanking new technologies that would leave our natural resources intact instead of ruining them. The shining sun, flowing waters, open windy spaces and even the 'no-good' stinky trash can now run our cars, light up our homes, and even quench our thirst. These technologies are clean, earth-friendly and free! Find out how you too can be earth's best friend, forever!
|Save Planet Earth by Tanya Luther Agarwal : Rs185 ISBN: 9788179931462|
The red alert has been sounded! Our planet?s climate is changing, and for the worse. All living things on earth are in danger. Know Climate Change tells you everything you wanted to know about global warming. It reveals the impact of the increase in greenhouse gases, pollution, and disappearing forests on everyone around the world. Find out why it is important to know about climate change and how we can prevent it.
|Save Planet Earth by Tanya Luther Agarwal : Rs185 ISBN: 9788179931448|
We toss out paper, chemicals, garden waste, and plastic without thinking about where they goes and what that does to our environment. Our planet is becoming a giant dumping ground and now we are running out of space. Practising the three Rs ? Reduce, reuse, and recycle ?not only saves energy, our forests, and species but also helps people in need.
|Save Planet Earth by Benita Sen : Rs185 ISBN: 9788179931455|
One type of living being is disappearing from the face of this earth every seven minutes. Species that have survived millennia are dying out, and these may include many we haven't even discovered yet! SOS: In Extreme Danger reveals the most critically endangered plants and animals in the world as well as places and cultures in danger due to climate change.
|Science And Business Of Carbon Forestry by H S Gupta : Rs595 ISBN: 9788179934623|
Science and Business of Carbon Forestry is a comprehensive guide on biodiversity, conservation and development, and regulation-related issues relevant to forests. It gives detailed guidance on the development, marketing, and financials related to projects in the forestry sector, with a focus on addressing problems related to climate change and forestry. Drawing on a wealth of information from studies across the globe, this book has been authored by a multi-sectoral team of practitioners, academics, economists, and other social/technical experts experienced in carbon markets, climate protection, forestry, project development, and environmental law. The book will serve the needs of various departments and agencies of relevant forest, agriculture, and horticulture departments, and related governmental organizations and non-governmental organizations.
|Science In Our Environment by Aanchal Broca Kumar : Rs155 ISBN: 9788179933442|
Enter the vast and wonderful animal kingdom and meet its various inhabitants. From the single-celled amoeba to the gigantic blue whale; find them all in this book. Read the Green Genius’s expert answers to little Teri’s questions and also learn various facts and tips about our animal friends as well as our environment!
|Science In Our Environment by Aanchal Broca Kumar : Rs155 ISBN: 9788179933428|
Talking on the phone, text-messaging, chatting on the internet and emailing—today, there are many ways to send and receive information! But there was a time when communicating was not so easy. In fact many thousand years ago, humans did not even know how to speak! Join the ever-inquisitive Teri and the immensely knowledgeable Green Genius in their attempt to trace the journey of communication in this book.
|Science In Our Environment by Aanchal Broca Kumar : Rs155 ISBN: 9788179933411|
The seemingly limitless universe comprises galaxies, stars, and planets. Earth, is one among the many planets that dot the universe. Discover some of its secrets; learn about the solar system that it is a part of, and the galaxy that our solar system is located in. Read curious Teri’s questions and the Green Genius’s answers to understand the universe better.
|Science In Our Environment by Aanchal Broca Kumar : Rs155 ISBN: 9788179933459|
The human body is very similar to a machine, with separate mechanisms that work together to keep us healthy. In this book, learn about the different systems, such as the respiratory and the circulatory system, among others, that keep our body functioning normally. Also read little Teri’s questions as well the Green Genius’s answers about the way the human body works.
|Science In Our Environment by Aanchal Broca Kumar : Rs155 ISBN: 9788179933404|
Light is a form of energy made up of tiny particles called photons. Sound is nothing but the vibration of air molecules, when they gain energy. Without energy there would be no light, no sound and no action! Read this book to learn about the different forms of energy. Follow the questions and answers between the Green Genius and little Teri, to unearth facts about different forms of energy and tips on how to save it.
|Science In Our Environment by Shona Bagai : Rs155 ISBN: 9788179933435|
Prickly cacti, leafy ferns, exotic orchids, and sturdy oak trees are all members of the plant kingdom. However, not only do they look different from each other but their habitats are also vastly unlike. As the Green Genius tackles Teri’s eager questions, you, too, will find out more about plants and the important role they play in our lives.
|Smart Green Civilizations by Benita Sen : Rs155 ISBN: 9788179933336|
Of the different groups of people who had settled in Central and South America, The Maya were the largest settlement. There are many green lessons to be learnt from them. Join little Teri on her visit to ancient America to discover how the Mayans lived in harmony with nature!
|Smart Green Civilizations by Benita Sen : Rs155 ISBN: 9788179933329|
Did you know that we have the ancient Chinese to thank for the books we read and the paper we write on? After all, it was they who, in approximately AD 100, invented paper as well as printing! Find out more about the ancient Chinese civilization with Teri, the adventurer, as she takes a trip to China, with Confucius as her guide.
|Smart Green Civilizations by Benita Sen : Rs155 ISBN: 9788179933305|
The Great Pyramid of Giza, built approximately in 2580 BC, stands testimony to the greatness of the ancient Egyptian civilization. The people of ancient Egypt were not only skilful builders but were also deeply interested in science, mathematics, medicine, and technology! Discover the green lessons that they have left behind in this book, where Teri, our guide to the past, travels to ancient Egypt.
|Smart Green Civilizations by Benita Sen : Rs155 ISBN: 9788179933299|
The ancient Greeks were indeed a smart lot! Their cities were planned only after carefully studying the seasons. This helped them utilize natural energy resources like the sun and the wind. Discover the many wonderful secrets of this great civilization with Teri, the traveller, as she finds herself transported to ancient Greece.
|Smart Green Civilizations by Benita Sen : Rs155 ISBN: 9788179933312|
Did you know that the Mesopotamians were the ones who came up with the idea of using wind energy to travel from one place to another? Or, that they were the first to build a network of canals to irrigate their fields? Journey across ancient Mesopotamia, as King Hammurabi guides little Teri through the paths of history, to learn many such interesting facts.
|Smart Green Civilizations by Benita Sen : Rs155 ISBN: 9788179933862|
Wealth, grandeur and might are not the only things that the ancient Roman Empire was known for. The Romans were masterful builders too, who pioneered building techniques that are in use even today! They also taught us many green lessons by expertly using their available natural resources. Read this book to know what these lessons are, that Teri, the traveller, learns on her trip to the ancient city of Rome.
|Smart Green Civilizations by Benita Sen : Rs185 ISBN: 9788179933282|
Did you know that as many as 7000 years ago, people who lived in the Indus valley practised rainwater harvesting? Not only that, this smart green civilization also used sun-baked bricks, which was an effective way to use solar energy. Familiarize yourself with the fascinating ways of this ancient civilization as Teri, our time-travelling explorer, goes back in time, to the Indus Valley.
|Soil And Groundwater Pollution From Agricultural Activities by T V Ramachandra : Rs525 ISBN: 9788179931851|
Soil and Groundwater Pollution from Agricultural Activities introduces the major agricultural activities in India and their impact on soil and groundwater. It lists the basic aspects of agricultural activities undertaken and introduces soil properties, classification, and processes, and groundwater characteristics, movement, and recharge aspects. It further discusses soil and groundwater pollution from various sources, impacts of irrigation, drainage, and fertilizer and pesticide. Finally, the book dwells upon conservation and management of groundwater and soil.
|Solar Pv Power by Suneel Deambi : Rs395 ISBN: 9788179933893|
Solar photovoltaic (PV) technology has been successfully implemented in the remote regions of India for more than two decades now. It has various end-use applications like lighting, pumping water, and charging battery for multiple uses. However, recently, there has been a growing bias towards the use of PV grid connected power plants. The larger issue here is that of tracing a connection between solar energy and grid connectivity. This book provides an insight into the basic understanding of PV grid power plants from various end-use considerations. It also touches upon the policy, planning, marketing, and financing aspects vis-à-vis the performance indicators attained by different countries in the world. Various facets of solar power generation have been explored, which makes this publication an important intervention in the field of solar PV.
|Sun Magic by Vijaylakshmi Nagaraj : Rs90 ISBN: 9788179930502|
'Sun Magic' is an interesting story about how a class of students compete to make the 'Best Garden' and how they realize that, more than anything else, the Sun is really important for plants to grow. Come, join this fun class to find out how the Sun can also make your food and light up the roads at night!
|Super-powered Earth by Benita Sen : Rs150 ISBN: 9788179931387|
It can cut through mountains, it can shape civilizations, and it can bring light into people's lives. That's the awesome power of water! From ingenious inventions like waterwheels to engineering marvels like hydropower dams, learn how human beings have harnessed the power in water to create energy!
|Super-powered Earth by Benita Sen : Rs150 ISBN: 9788179931394|
Dry leaves and twigs, branches, and dry animal dung have kindled our kitchen fires for thousands of years. These biofuels fell out of favour when fossil fuels like coal and natural gas became popular. Today, biofuels are back on the popularity charts. Find out why!
|Super-powered Earth by Moen Sen : Rs150 ISBN: 9788179931363|
Can something as tiny as the atom produce most of the energy the world needs? Can something that has taken thousands of lives be harnessed into a safe source of energy? How, indeed, is nuclear energy produced? Find out the earliest and the latest on nuclear energy.
|Surviving Disasters by Suroopa Mukherjee : Rs150 ISBN: 9788179935163|
Engulfed with the plight of environmental degradation on planet Earth, Indrani gets lost in the fantasy world of Plunder Land – an enigmatic place where strange incidents occur, including the sudden disappearance of her brother and the abduction of some children. Indrani happens to be the only witness of these intriguing episodes…. Grief-stricken and lonely without her brother, she takes it upon herself to unravel the mystery behind these events. Read Indrani’s Adventures in Plunder Land to know how she reconnects with her lost brother through cyber games and the help of Miao, a mutant cat. Other titles in the series Pari’s Fight against a Nuclear Threat (ISBN: 9788179935156) Salim?s Journey through Hell (ISBN: 9788179935132) Chika and the Angry Ocean (ISBN: 9788179935149) About the Author: Suroopa Mukherjee teaches literature at Delhi University. She also enjoys writing fiction for children and young adults. Her stories combine high adventure and serious issues. She admits that writing for children is rewarding, because children are sharp critics and genuine fans. Table of Contents: • In the dead of night • Action at the railway station • Action at the cricket stadium • Action at India Gate • A lone witness • Stop playing games • A long lost story • The story of a lost dream • The game of life begins • The blueprint • Searching for clues • Where is Plunder Land? • A shocking revelation • The death trap • The seat of power • Dangerous evidence • The overreacher • The mystery of the missing floor • The chase begins
|Surviving Disasters by Suroopa Mukherjee : Rs150 ISBN: 9788179935149|
On 26 December 2004, while the world was resting after celebrating Christmas, tsunami struck the Indian Ocean and took Andaman & Nicobar Islands under its spell. Chika, the little boy of the Onge tribe, was warned by the old man in the forest about the ocean rising and swallowing the Earth. The old man's traditional wisdom and Chika's presence of mind saved the lives of the people he loved from the dreadful sway of the killer waves. This story is about Chika's courage, sacrifice, and above all, of the life-wisdom of the Onge tribe! Other titles in the series Indrani’s Adventures in Plunderland (ISBN: 9788179935163) Pari’s Fight against a Nuclear Threat (ISBN: 9788179935156) Salim?s Journey through Hell (ISBN: 9788179935132) Suroopa Mukherjee teaches literature at Delhi University. She also enjoys writing fiction for children and young adults. Her stories combine high adventure and serious issues. She admits that writing for children is rewarding, because children are sharp critics and genuine fans.
|Surviving Disasters by Suroopa Mukherjee : Rs150 ISBN: 9788179935156|
Pari wants to come out of the “Ugly Duckling Syndrome”. So she spends an entire summer trying to lose weight and forgets about her holiday project on the topic “How to make the world a safer place”. In a hurry to download the study material from the Internet, she clicks a hyperlink by mistake. It opens into a documentary film on the threats posed by Nuclear Power Stations! Lo! It features her Dida leading a protest! What happens next? Pari writes a prize-winning project, as her school project turns into a public debate on the pros and cons of nuclear energy! Other titles in the series Chika and the Angry Ocean (ISBN: 9788179935149) Indrani’s Adventures in Plunder Land (ISBN: 9788179935163) Salim?s Journey through Hell (ISBN: 9788179935132) About the Author: Suroopa Mukherjee teaches literature at Delhi University. She also enjoys writing fiction for children and young adults. Her stories combine high adventure and serious issues. She admits that writing for children is rewarding, because children are sharp critics and genuine fans.
|Surviving Disasters by Suroopa Mukherjee : Rs150 ISBN: 9788179935132|
Adventure takes place inside a defunct, killer factory in Old Bhopal, 24 years after the Bhopal Gas Tragedy took place. As Salim and his friends make their way through the ghost like remnants of the industrial disaster, time seems to stand still from that fateful night of 1984. What happens next is a saga of the renewed search for truth by the blighted children, born to the survivors of the Bhopal Gas Tragedy. Other titles in the series: Chika and the Tidal Waves (ISBN: 9788179935149) Indrani’s Adventures in Plunderland (ISBN: 9788179935163) Pari’s Fight against a Nuclear Threat (ISBN: 9788179935156)
|Sustainable Building - Design Manual by Teri : Rs501 ISBN: 9788179930526|
The first volume of Sustainable Building – design manual focuses on policy and regulatory mechanisms, while the second volume expounds on the process of “green architecture” by combining concepts and technologies with best practices for each integral design component. These serve as a basis for assessing building performance and meeting sustainability goals through appropriate strategies and regularity controls. Case studies of Gurgaon and a set of real-time case studies from Spain and the UK are dealt in the first volume. A must-have for architects, designers, urban planners, policymakers, engineers, and students.
|Sustainable Building - Design Manual by Teri : Rs501 ISBN: 9788179930533|
The first volume of Sustainable Building – design manual focuses on policy and regulatory mechanisms, while the second volume expounds on the process of “green architecture” by combining concepts and technologies with best practices for each integral design component. These serve as a basis for assessing building performance and meeting sustainability goals through appropriate strategies and regularity controls. Case studies of Gurgaon and a set of real-time case studies from Spain and the UK are dealt in the first volume. A must-have for architects, designers, urban planners, policymakers, engineers, and students.
|Sustainable Urban Planning by Joy Sen : Rs950 ISBN: 9788179933244|
Developing an approach for sustainable planning framework in the Indian context is extremely complex due to the diversity in the urban and metropolitan regions in the country. Sustainable Urban Planning attempts to clarify the planning process and sets a broad framework of urban planning in the country. The book focuses on the planning reality of fundamental dimensions of sustainability and explains a work framework of the dynamics of sustainable planning in India. The present book clarifies the planning process to students, who are trying to work in the Indian context. It presents in three sections a set of interwoven discussions. Section one operates on the corpus of planning reality to disentangle the sutras of fundamental dimensions of sustainability and the interrelationship between these sutras to re-explain a working framework of the dynamics of sustainable planning in India. Section two expands on each of the dimensions, explaining their divergent parameters and their indispensable roles in the making of such a framework. Section three synthesizes all of them to form the framework itself.
|Tectonics Of The Eastern Continental Margin Of India by K S R Murthy : Rs1495 ISBN: 9788179934081|
Passive continental margins are formed within a single lithospheric plate in which the continental crust adjoins the oceanic crust. Assessment of the geological potential of these margins requires a comprehensive knowledge on the history of the ocean—from the time of pre-rifting events to the present. Tectonics of the Eastern Continental Margin of India presents the different aspects of a passive margin such as its evolution, tectonics, and associated hazards, taking the Eastern Continental Margin of India (ECMI) as a case study. It discusses the passive margin and focuses on its origin, morphology, structure, and exploration potential; describes the major structural lineaments delineated from the geophysical data over the ECMI; and attempts to explain the geodynamic evolution of this passive margin. A preliminary estimate on the seismic hazards associated with ECMI is also presented in the book.
|Textbook Of Animal Biotechnology by B Singh : Rs695 ISBN: 9788179933275|
Animal biotechnology is an integral component of agriculture. Applicable in science and engineering, it is used for modifying living organisms. Textbook of Animal Biotechnology discusses topics including economically important livestock breeds, paradigm shifts in livestock production, biotechnology in animal nutrition and in livestock-assisted reproduction. Genomics and genetic engineering tools in livestock production and management are also discussed at length. Divided into 41 chapters, the book is supported with over 50 figures and more than 30 tables. A must have for undergraduates and postgraduates of various agriculture and animal husbandry academia, teachers, professionals, it will also prove helpful for researchers dealing with basic as well as applied animal sciences including biotechnology, nutrition, physiology, and reproduction
|Textbook Of Immunology by Arvind Kumar : Rs595 ISBN: 9788179933800|
The book provides in-depth but concise coverage of all the major topics of immunology in simple and lucid manner. The text of the book is illustrated with simplified well-labelled diagrams and pictures to make the subject easily understandable and interesting to read for students. Extensive cross-referencing between chapters is used to reinforce and broaden the understanding of the core concepts of immunology. This book might be an ideal source of comprehensive, authoritative, and up-to-date information for those who work in the field of immunology.
|The Jamun Tree And Other Stories On The Environment by Pamela Chatterjee : Rs295 ISBN: 9788179934401|
The Jamun Tree and other stories on the environment provides an insider’s view–from the villages, of work related to natural resource management. It describes the process by which farmers were motivated and involved to regard the work to be done as their own. It is a narration of the personal experience of people in those village areas where the author worked. Starting the endeavour with just 95 farmers on a mere 18 hectares land, the programme has benefitted over 10,000 farmers by reclaiming over 4,600 hectares in just two years. Till date, with the intervention of the World Bank, a total of 6.25 lakh hectares has been reclaimed and the work is still on. The action taken found an echo with local people as it followed the need of the hour, right there in the field, with innovative techniques and new ideas.
|The Land Of The Setting Sun & Other Nature Tales by Arefa Tehsin : Rs225 ISBN: 9788179935330|
You must’ve read about the magic of the wizards. But have you read about the magic of the wild? Become friends with various wild creatures, know about their life-cycles and be a part of their adventurous and deadly journeys through these eight stories. • Will Ayan solve the six riddles and find his dead father’s treasure? What does a scorpion have to do with it? • For Madhu, the only way to take revenge on his class bully is to sacrifice a horned owl. What will be saved –Madhu’s respect or the owl? • The jungle has turned against Scarab, the dung beetle. Will he escape the murderous mob and find the Land of the Setting Sun? • What is the shocking secret that Gloaty, the wild goat, discovers of Pan, the God of the mountain wilds? These and more chilling and thrilling stories…
|The Natural Wonders Of India by Vijaylakshmi Nagaraj : Rs195 ISBN: 9788179934494|
India is not just a beautiful land of green vegetation and varied wildlife. It is home to many Natural Wonders too. There are many spectacular areas, such as lakes, mountains, and caves, which were discovered over time. Visit these aweinspiring creations of nature with the twin sisters Reva and Sarayu, who embark on a wonderful journey through the Magnetic Hill in the snow-clad North to the lush, green beauty of the Cardamom Hills in the South, from the mysterious Meghalaya caves in the East to the Lonar Crater Lake in the West, and so on. Read The Natural Wonders of India to unravel the mystery about 10 such fascinating places.
|The Story Of Clothes (care For Your Clothes. Care For The Environment) by Benita Sen : Rs95 ISBN: 9788179935101|
Prehistoric people made clothes to protect themselves from harsh weather. Since then, clothing has gone through so many changes, the fi rst users of clothes may not recognise them today. From thick animal skins to clever clothes that keep you warm in winter and cool in summer, clothing keeps getting smarter and more fashionable. Although the cloth industry makes a variety of fabrics that are made into clothes, curtains, towels, quilts, and bags that we use everyday, it also uses lots of power to run the looms that make the cloth. The Story of Clothes offers smart, green solutions to practice the 3Rs to green our wardrobes. It also brings you news of green initiatives, like creating synthetic fabric from recycled plastic PET bottles and organic fabrics from soy plants. Other titles in the series • The Story of Computer (ISBN:9788179935118) • The Story of Food (ISBN:9788179935088) • The Story of House (ISBN:9788179935125) • The Story of Paper (ISBN:9788179935057) • The Story of Transport (ISBN:9788179935095)
|The Story Of Computer (recycle Or Reuse Computers! Help To Keep The Environment Clean And Green) by Benita Sen : Rs95 ISBN: 9788179935118|
Today life can’t be imagined without a computer. It makes accessing information and communicating across the globe possible in a few seconds. But, computers have to be used carefully. They consume energy and if improperly disposed they release toxic substances that cause pollution. The problem of e-waste is looming large on the planet. Besides, their excessive use can lead to computer addiction. The Story of Computer takes you on a journey spanning the invention of a simple abacus to the evolution of a range of hi-tech computers. It also educates you on making smart green choices when using these wonder machines! Other titles in the series • The Story of Clothes (ISBN:9788179935101) • The Story of Computer (ISBN:9788179935118) • The Story of Food (ISBN:9788179935088) • The Story of House (ISBN:9788179935125) • The Story of Paper (ISBN:9788179935057) • The Story of Transport (ISBN:9788179935095) A journalist and children’s author, Benita Sen has written several books – fiction and non-fiction – for children and young people. A couple of her stories have been included in English textbooks by a leading publisher. And some of her stories have earned recommendations internationally. Her fact book on Polar Creatures has been recommended by a university in North America as an excellent source for individual reading and research, and her story Yakity Yak was selected for the Fifth Nami Island International Children’s Book Festival in Korea in 2010. Also, her stories fi nd a place in compilations of well-known organizations like Association of Writers and Illustrators and National Foundation for Communal Harmony.
|The Story Of Food (food For Thought, Health, And Wealth!) by Benita Sen : Rs95 ISBN: 9788179935088|
Food is our basic necessity. But have you ever wondered where it comes from? Why different foods taste different? Besides answering these questions, The Story of Food also travels down the ages to give you other interesting food facts to chew on. It finds that frozen foods have been around since prehistoric times and that fast food was relished by people in ancient Rome too! Most important of all, it tells you that we get all our food from plants through a process called the food chain. So start sowing seeds today, because that is tomorrow’s food! Other titles in the series The Story of Clothes (ISBN: 9788179935101) The Story of Computer (ISBN: 9788179935118) The Story of House (ISBN: 9788179935125) The Story of Paper (ISBN: 9788179935057) The Story of Transport (ISBN: 9788179935095) About the author: A journalist and children’s author, Benita Sen has written several books – fiction and non-fiction – for children and young people. A couple of her stories have been included in English textbooks by a leading publisher. And some of her stories have earned recommendations internationally. Her fact book on Polar Creatures has been recommended by a university in North America as an excellent source for individual reading and research, and her story Yakity Yak was selected for the Fifth Nami Island International Children’s Book Festival in Korea in 2010. Also, her stories find a place in compilations of well-known organizations like Association of Writers and Illustrators and National Foundation for Communal Harmony.
|The Story Of House (save Energy, Save The Environment! Make Your Home Energy Efficient) by Benita Sen : Rs95 ISBN: 9788179935125|
The need for security and comfort must have motivated prehistoric man to form his own cave dwelling. Since then, the concept of a house has gone through tremendous changes from the flawless houses of ancient civilizations to the modern-day high-rise settlements. Although modern homes provide comfort and luxury besides supporting the growing population well, they also lead to excess power consumption due to lighting in common areas, operation of lifts, among others. The Story of House talks about the evolution of homes, besides highlighting the dark side of luxury housing. At the same time, it offers smart green solutions to make our homes energy-efficient. Other titles in the series • The Story of Clothes (ISBN: 9788179935101) • The Story of Computer (ISBN: 9788179935118) • The Story of Food (ISBN: 9788179935088) • The Story of Paper (ISBN: 9788179935057) • The Story of Transport (ISBN: 9788179935095) About the Author: A journalist and children?s author, Benita Sen has written several books – fiction and non-fiction – for children and young people. A couple of her stories have been included in English textbooks by a leading publisher. And some of her stories have earned recommendations internationally. Her fact book on Polar Creatures has been recommended by a university in North America as an excellent source for individual reading and research, and her story Yakity Yak was selected for the Fifth Nami Island International Children?s Book Festival in Korea in 2010. Also, her stories find a place in compilations of well-known organizations like Association of Writers and Illustrators and National Foundation for Communal Harmony.
|The Story Of Paper (save Paper, Save Trees. Think Smart, Reuse It!) by Benita Sen : Rs95 ISBN: 9788179935057|
What’s common between a cardboard box and the tissues inside it? They are both made of paper! But have you ever wondered where paper comes from? The Story of Paper takes you on a paper trail, from mulberry bark and bamboo fibres to the textbook on your desk! However, producing more and more paper is harming our planet and causing pollution, because making paper involves cutting too many trees and using a lot of water and electricity. So we need to think sharp and be paper smart! Other titles in the series • The Story of Clothes (ISBN:9788179935101) • The Story of Computer (ISBN:9788179935118) • The Story of Food (ISBN:9788179935088) • The Story of House (ISBN:9788179935125) • The Story of Transport (ISBN:9788179935095) About the Author: Benita Sen is a journalist and children’s author. She has written dozens of books – fiction and non-fiction – for young people. Some of her stories have won prizes, and they have been published in English textbooks. She loves to interact with children and conducts workshops on crafts and environmental issues.
|The Story Of Transport (walk, Cycle, Carpool. Harness The Power Of Smart, Green Travel!) by Benita Sen : Rs95 ISBN: 9788179935095|
Today, we can travel across the world in very short periods of time through fast-moving vehicles. It was not possible a few decades ago. But have you ever wondered how this became possible? The Story of Transport takes you on a journey, spanning the invention of wheel to modern-day marvels of speed. It also makes you aware that although vehicles have contributed to humankind?s progress, their overuse is polluting the environment. Indeed, they are contributing to global warming and suffocating our planet. So get, set, go, and find some fast, green ways for futuristic travel! Other titles in the series The Story of Clothes (ISBN: 9788179935101) The Story of Computer (ISBN: 9788179935118) The Story of House (ISBN: 9788179935125) The Story of Paper (ISBN: 9788179935057) The Story of Food (ISBN: 9788179935088) About the author: A journalist and children?s author, Benita Sen has written several books – fiction and non-fiction – for children and young people. A couple of her stories have been included in English textbooks by a leading publisher. And some of her stories have earned recommendations internationally. Her fact book on Polar Creatures has been recommended by a university in North America as an excellent source for individual reading and research, and her story Yakity Yak was selected for the Fifth Nami Island International Children's Book Festival in Korea in 2010. Also, her stories find a place in compilations of well-known organizations like Association of Writers and Illustrators and National Foundation for Communal Harmony.
|Towards Agricultural Change? by Pierre Jacquet : Rs655 ISBN: 9788179934432|
This book focuses on agriculture and its relation to development, food and the environment. At the end of the 2000s, a consensus has emerged and points to the urgent need for massive investment in the agricultural sector, which is (once again) viewed as one of the prime engines for development and food security, as well as for poverty reduction. But what exactly does this consensus cover? While the idea of investing in agriculture is gaining ground and although several countries or regions appear to be offering opportunities for investment in agricultural land, debates are going on as to which agricultural models to choose and how agricultural policies should be implemented. A Planet for Life called on many highly specialized authors from different countries and perspectives, and invites the reader to discover the sector in all its complexity, upstream and downstream of agricultural production. At the crossroads of the challenges posed by development, food security and the environment, the transformation of the agricultural sector is at the heart of the global stakes of sustainable development. To help steer these changes towards greater sustainability, this book makes us aware of how crucial it is to also change our representations of agriculture, change the visions that guide projects for change and the policies regulating this sector.
|Vernacular Traditions by Aishwarya Tipnis : Rs995 ISBN: 9788179934579|
The book is an attempt to bridge the gap between the past and the future – the vernacular and the contemporary. It questions the relevance of the vernacular in contemporary times and illustrates the inherent sustainability in vernacular built form. Emphasizing on the fact that apart from the preservation of vernacular architecture it is more important to carry forward the valuable lessons of the past into the future, the book presents myriad examples of contemporary architectural works and showcases how vernacular traditions can be reinterpreted to form contemporary buildings. It encourages young designers to look within India for models of sustainable design rather than importing international designs which may or may not be relevant to the Indian context.
|Water by Shona Bagai : Rs295 ISBN: 9788179933039|
Water has many avatars. It can be likened to the holy trinity of creator, preserver, and destroyer. Water is also timeless. Nature has been recycling it since the Earth took its first breath. This book takes an in-depth look into the different aspects of water on Earth, as well as underneath and above it. It features some of the innovative technologies associated with water, and highlights what each of us can do to save this precious resource. The book also makes us ponder by asking some relevant questions. For instance, is it a good thing that India is among the top 10 bottled water consumers in the world? Or that according to UN estimates, India is on the list of 48 countries that will face water scarcity by 2025? Slake your thirst of knowledge about this “liquid of life” by diving into these pages full of wonderful images, thought-provoking facts, and astonishing trivia.
|Wealth From Waste , Third Edition by Banwari Lal : Rs750 ISBN: 9788179934241|
This edition of Wealth from Waste: trends and technologies takes a closer look at the different avenues that consider waste a resource for recycling and valorization rather than contemplating its disposal. The book provides insights into the possible technological innovations and options that can be adopted, along with the current trends and opportunities that are available worldwide for converting waste into value-added resources. In the individual chapters, authors have discussed and reviewed the possible options for conversion of various waste streams generated from municipalities and other urban establishments and biomass-based waste generated from argo-based industries and different industrial activities into an energy resource. The book also looks into the regulatory framework available in the country, which is required at every stage of the life cycle of waste, and the needs for improvement of this framework. This edition will serve as an important reference for a wide range of stakeholders—from policy-makers to environmentalists, development practitioners, academicians, waste management experts, researchers, and corporate decision-makers.
|Weird And Wonderful by Tanya Luther Agarwal : Rs95 ISBN: 9788179932568|
Meet the strangest and oddest animals on earth—a pocket-sized kangaroo with elephant ears, a lizard with horns, a leafy sea dragon that looks like a bunch of floating leaves, a chameleon that looks like a mini dinosaur…and many more.
|Weird And Wonderful by Tanya Luther Agarwal : Rs95 ISBN: 9788179932520|
Learn about the strangest and oddest fruits and vegetables on earth—beans that stink, yet are eaten with relish; a fruit that looks like a hand, another that tastes like chocolate pudding, a broccoli that looks like a work of art…and many more.
|Weird And Wonderful by Tanya Luther Agarwal : Rs95 ISBN: 9788179932537|
Learn about the strangest and oddest natural animal homes on earth—walnut-sized hummingbird nests, underground badger setts with interlinked tunnels, icy polar bear dens, fire ant mounts that can house thousands of ants…and many more.
|Weird And Wonderful by Tanya Luther Agarwal : Rs95 ISBN: 9788179932544|
Learn about the strangest and oddest natural formations on the earth—deep underwater caves, cone-shaped mounds that look like chocolate hills, desert full of salt, fairy chimneys…and many more.
|Weird And Wonderful by Tanya Luther Agarwal : Rs95 ISBN: 9788179932551|
Learn about the strangest and oddest natural phenomena on the earth—spinning winds called dust devils, mirages, ball lightning, smoking hills, ringing rocks…and many more.
|Weird And Wonderful by Tanya Luther Agarwal : Rs95 ISBN: 9788179932513|
Learn about the strangest and oddest natural plants on earth—the world’s tiniest plant to the world’s biggest and heaviest flower, plants that grow in air, plants that eat insects…and many more.
|Why Should I Recycle? (a Smart Kid's Guide To A Green World) by Aanchal Broca Kumar : Rs225 ISBN: 9788179934500|
Do you know that the amount of waste generated everyday on Earth, in cities alone, is enough to fi ll a fl eet of trucks covering 5,000 kilometres? We have been creating and dumping waste into the environment for far too long. Well, all this waste is destroying the environment and the world we live in. The time has come when we must sit up and make amends. Small and consistent efforts will go a long way in dealing with this mounting issue. Why Should I Recycle? helps us understand the principle of Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle to ensure that we play our part in making the world a cleaner, healthier, and better place.
|Wonders Of India by Sanjay Sondhi : Rs155 ISBN: 9788179933473|
Turn the pages of this book to enter India’s animal kingdom. Learn interesting facts about various animals—from the majestic tiger, the massive Asiatic elephant to the small, furry Indian hare. Pick up this book to learn about these amazing animals.
|Wonders Of India by Sanjay Sondhi : Rs155 ISBN: 9788179933466|
Where can you spot the white-throated kingfisher? How can you recognize the spotted owlet? What does the rock pigeon eat? Where does the red-vented bulbul nest? Full of colourful photographs, this book will help you answer these questions and find out a lot more on various birds of India.
|Wonders Of India by Anchal Sondhi : Rs155 ISBN: 9788179933480|
Do you know why the balsam is also called ‘touch-me-not’? Can you recognize a glory lily from a lantana? Do you know which flower is also known as the ‘paper flower’? Explore the wonderful world of different species of flowers found in India in this book.
|Wonders Of India by Mamta Govil : Rs155 ISBN: 9788179933510|
Wonders of India is an interesting look at the natural and human-made wonders all over India—from our rich heritage in the form of forts, palaces, and other monuments, to the sparrow that chirps at our window, the trees along the streets, and the animals we love to see. This book takes a look at some of the leaders, revolutionaries, scientists, thinkers, poets, and other prominent personalities who have made us proud to be Indians.
|Wonders Of India by Mamta Govil : Rs155 ISBN: 9788179933503|
Marvel at the magnificent caves of Ajanta and Ellora. Read about the legends and stories surrounding the Taj Mahal. Learn about the Alai-Darwaza, the Nai-ka-Gumbad, and the Jewel Walk. Get a glimpse of our magnificent history as you read about some of the wonderful monuments of India that have stood the test of time.
|Wonders Of India by Anchal Sondhi : Rs155 ISBN: 9788179933497|
This book helps you discover the many different kinds of trees that grow all over India. From the rhododendron, which are found in the Himalayas, to the pride of India that can be found in the forests of the Western Ghats; find them all here.
|Work Squad by Garima Sharma : Rs155 ISBN: 9788179932582|
Termites mix mud and saliva to build huge nests, the oven bird’s nest is like a house with two rooms, weaver ants stitch leaves together to build an amazing nest of leaves. Read about other such fascinating feats of nature’s architects in this book.
|Work Squad by Garima Sharma : Rs155 ISBN: 9788179932575|
The chimpanzee, desert tortoise, African elephant, and wood ant are all part of a team of nature’s doctors. In this book, read about how these animals, and some others, have devised ingenious ways to keep themselves healthy and strong.
|Work Squad by Shruti Sharma : Rs155 ISBN: 9788179932612|
Chimpanzees can fashion out tools from stones, blades of grass, and straw, while the tiny woodpecker finch uses twigs and sticks to catch its food. Read about the various ways in which nature’s expert handymen use various ‘tools’ around them.
|Work Squad by Shruti Sharma : Rs155 ISBN: 9788179932629|
What is common to the striped hyena, dung beetle, earth worm, and the goanna? All of them keep their surroundings clean in interesting ways. Read about these and other animals to discover why they are called nature’s housekeepers.
|Work Squad by Shruti Sharma : Rs155 ISBN: 9788179932605|
They can dance, mimic, act, and perform tricks! Put your hands together for nature’s performers! Be entertained as you read about the tricks that animals such as the regal horned lizard and the frilled dragon can perform.
|Work Squad by Shruti Sharma : Rs155 ISBN: 9788179932599|
The hippopotamus’s strength, the cheetah’s speed and the golden-poison dart frog’s poison, make them all a part of nature’s warrior club. Discover which other animals are part of this gang, and what their secret weapons are, in this book.