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Ocean: The Definitive Visual Guide
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Ocean: The Definitive Visual Guide

By Fabien Cousteau

Prakash Books, 2014. Hardcover. New. Explore the last wilderness left on Earth, with an enhanced and updated edition of this exhaustive guide to the underwater world. From mangrove swamp to ocean floor, mollusc to manatee, the Japanese tsunami to Hurricane Sandy, unravel the mysteries of the sea. Marvel at the oceans` power and importance to our planet - as the birthplace of life on Earth, a crucial element of our climate, and as a vital but increasingly fragile resource for mankind. You will discover every aspect, from the geology of the sea floor and the interaction between the ocean and atmosphere, to the extraordinary diversity of marine life. Updated illustrations and satellite-derived maps and the latest scientific research explain and illuminate each natural process and phenomena. Includes an inspiring introduction by editor-in-chief Fabien Cousteau. Ocean (previous ISBN 9781405333085) captures both the beauty and scientific complexity of the ocean, making it perfect for families and students alike. Printed Pages: 512. NA


Understanding Paleontology

By P.R. Yadav

Discovery Publishing House Pvt. Ltd., 2009. Hardcover. New. The present title ""Understanding Palaeontology"" has been written for those students interested in Careers in diverse Fields of Biological sciences. It provides a structured approach to learning by covering all the important Topics in a uniform, systematic format. The book has been comprehensively designed incorporating recent advances in this fast moving field. It also provides accessible information on Physiology in compact form for undergraduate students in Biology and related life sciences. It is intelligible to the educated layman, though it deals with some complex ideas. It is an adequate text for all the requirements of students in this area. In addition, busy lecturers who require a quick reference compendium will find it useful, particularly for tutional planning. Simple, yet hopefully clear figures and tables are provided throughout the book. The over-riding goal of this book, and indeed of the whole Understanding series, is to present the essential information concerning physiology in a compact, readily accessible form which leads itself to Student learning and revision. The convergence of various approaches has generated a rich panorama of detail, the significance of which we are still attempting to unravel. The present text has been written as an introduction to this rapidly growing field. Table of Contents Age of Earth Sedimentary Rocks Detecting Age Stratigraphy Remains of Past Process of Fossil Formation European Casts Finding Fossils Microfossils Trace Fossils Appearance of Chordates First Fishes First Amphibians Giant Reptiles Reptiles of Mesozoic First Aves First Mammals Fossils of Mammals Vertebrate Palaeontology Printed Pages: 376. Understanding PaleontologyP.R. Yadav9788183564779


Urban Growth Theories and Settlement Systems in India

By Kalpana Markandey & Geeta Reddy Anant (Eds)

Concept Publishing Company (P) Ltd., 2011. Hardcover. New. This book describes Prof. Shah Manzoor Alam lifelong and path breaking contribution to Urban Studies and System of Settlements in India, also influencing the processes of urbanization of West, South and East Asian countries. It explains as to how the primate cities are parasitical, retard rural-urban integration, distort the settlement system and prevent the emergence of a lognormal distribution of settlements in India. Besides highlighting household energy consumption, the papers highlight the policy issues regarding the demand and supply of energy in urban India and testify that geographers can contribute significantly to the understanding of the policy issues in planning and development of India. Printed Pages: 379. Urban Growth Theories and Settlement Systems in IndiaKalpana Markandey & Geeta Reddy Anant (Eds)9788180697395


The Protection of Geographical Indications in India

By Delphine Marie-Vivien

Sage Publications, 2015. Hardcover. New. ‘It is decreed that no wine merchant can mix two wines together. Disregarding this law can entail a loss of wine and a fine’, and with these words a certain king of France in 1351 gave birth to what we now know asgeographical indications (GIs). From the aromatic Basmati rice to the rich taste of Darjeeling tea in India and from the sparkling white wine of Champagne to the blue cheese of Roquefort in France, all locale-specific products are protected by GIs. This book compares India with France where GIs originated and investigates how India has successfully extended its GIs to handicrafts while France and Europe still remain confined to foodstuff. It is a significant study in light of the increased Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights and World Trade Organization regime. A must-have for producers, practitioners, lawyers, policy makers, researchers, academics and students of law. Printed Pages: 352. NA


Water Resources in The Himalayas: Harvesting, Tradition and Change

By Piyoosh Rautela

Concept Publishing Company (P) Ltd., 2000. Hardcover. New. The book deals with the water harvesting traditions on a broad framework the book concentrates upon traditional resource management systems in Himalaya and also the disruption of the same with changing times. In the various case studies the problems that the people are facing due to the disruption of traditional resource management practices are discussed. As females shoulder most of the burden of resource management in Himalaya this book graphically narrates the tale of their enhancing workload in the rural Himalaya. Printed Pages: 123. Water Resources in The Himalayas: Harvesting, Tradition and ChangePiyoosh Rautela9788170228042


Kipling`s India

By Arley Munson

Aryan Books International, 1994. First edition. Hardcover. New. Rudyard Kipling has been one of the most highly acclaimed writer-poets of the world. His works are widely read, not only in India but all cross the globe. India-its people and culture, its geography and landscapes-has been a central aspect of his creative aesthetic. The object of the present volume is to describe those bits of India which have served as a background for Kipling`s songs and stories. From Bombay, the birth place of Kipling and the threshold of India from the West, the scribe will attempt to take the reader in imagination first to Simla, far up on the northeastern border among the Himalaya Mountains which separate India from mysterious Tibet; on into the heart of Himalaya; thence southwest to the Great Rajputana Desert; northward again to the Border Country; from the Border down through India to Burma; and along the haunting road to Mandalay. Illustrated with some rare photographs, the present work can be described as, ""a knowledgeably illustrated, fluently related and frequently illuminating volume whose visual impact is almost as striking as its text."" CONTENTS: Introduction; 1. The Threshold of India 2. Anglo-India 3. The Himalayas 4. The Great Desert 5. The Border Country 6. The Oldest Land 7. On the Road to Mandalay Printed Pages: 172. Kipling`s IndiaArley Munson9788173050343


Development Concerns in the 21st Century

By S. Nangia, Mrityunjay M. Jha, Suresh Misra, H. Ramachandran & M. Velayutham (Eds)

Concept Publishing Company (P) Ltd., 2010. Hardcover. New. The book consists of essays written by eminent academicians in honour of Dr. K.V. Sundaram. The focus of the essays is on wide range of issues that have been close to Dr. Sundaram. The development debate is an on-going one but by and large the issues have remained the same in spite of more than sixty years of Independence. The essays focus on livelihood issues and employment generation, promoting gender equality, ensuring a clean environment, promoting participatory approach to development and much more. The scholars have dealt on various themes, analysed them in the context of the emerging scenario and given a new dimension to the development debate. The essays are well written and thought provoking. The book will be useful to policy makers, researchers, students and development administrators. Printed Pages: 415. Development Concerns in the 21st CenturyS. Nangia, Mrityunjay M. Jha, Suresh Misra, H. Ramachandran & M. Velayutham (Eds)9788180697180


Tourism and Trekking in Nainital Region

By Dr P. Nag & Dr S.K. Singh (Eds)

Concept Publishing Company (P) Ltd., 1999. Hardcover. New. The aim of this volume is (a) to analyse the nature of tourism, (b) to highlight the issues involved, and (c) to evolve a healthy relationship between the environmental factors and tourism. Further the study aims to bring out the potentialities of the region which may help in further improvement. Special emphasis has been given to the environmental parameters and trekking. This book is aimed to serve a dual purpose: (a) to provide information to the tourists, and (b) to suggest way and means for the development of tourist, in the region. This region has a great potentialities if more attention is given for the improvement of the amenities. This volume would be useful for tourists, travel ers, researchers in tourism, tourist managers and the like. Printed Pages: 184. Tourism and Trekking in Nainital RegionDr P. Nag & Dr S.K. Singh (Eds)9788170227694


Geographical Patterns of Social Well-Being (With Special Reference to Gujarat)

By K.M. Kulkarni

Concept Publishing Company (P) Ltd., 1990. Hardcover. New. The study aims at understanding the phenomena of social well-being in terms of socio-economic attributes over geographical space. Despite the limitations of indicators of well-being and the generalization at the taluka level, the study brings out the spatial variations in levels of social well-being in Gujarat especially so on the spatial framework of inter-taluka, inter district and inter-regional units. The spatial patterns of composite levels of social well being as revealed in the study may go a long way in guiding the district administrators, regional and State planners, voluntary social organizations and parliamentarians in achieving the desired spatial patterns of social well-being in Gujarat. The book will be useful to geographers sociologists, economists, regional and district planners and administrators. Printed Pages: 104. Geographical Patterns of Social Well-Being (With Special Reference to Gujarat)K.M. Kulkarni9788170222767


Spatial Information Technology for Natural Resource Management

By Noor Mohammad, R.B. Singh & Anindita Dutta (Eds)

Concept Publishing Company (P) Ltd., 2007. Hardcover. New. This book critically analyses the use of Spatial Information Technology (SIT) for conservation and management of natural resources. Covers the conceptual aspect of SIT, it focuses on its application in geomorphology, climatology and water resources. It also deals with land use land cover, the agriculture related fields, and forests and their management. This book will be of immense value not only to the academicians and researchers but also to policy makers and administrators. Printed Pages: 191. Spatial Information Technology for Natural Resource ManagementNoor Mohammad, R.B. Singh & Anindita Dutta (Eds)9788180693588


Geography of Transportation: Commodity Flows and Human Interaction in Meerut City

By Naresh Kumar

Concept Publishing Company (P) Ltd., 1991. Hardcover. New. There have been limited studies dealing with the space relations of a city in terms of feedback to rural areas and flow of regional and local surplus to inter-regional and international centres. Similarly, there has been no systematic study that deals with the intra-regional as well as inter-regional human movements with reference to a nodal centre. Studies no rural-urban relationships have not adequately explained the integral functional link of surplus and deficit commodities. This book deals with almost all dimensions of transport geography and profile of development in an advanced region of India. It studies the role of Meerut city as a nodal centre in regional and in national perspectives by analysing the spatial and temporal trends of commodity flows and human movements. It further analyses the various correlates of interaction and determines the role of linkages, technology and institutions in the process of interaction to assess the problems and prospects of interaction. Since the volume makes use of spatial as well as temporal facets of growth , it is hoped that it would serve as a source for transport planning, regional development and, above all, to the cause of teaching and research in this vital field of geography. Printed Pages: 271. Geography of Transportation: Commodity Flows and Human Interaction in Meerut CityNaresh Kumar9788170223320


Introduction to Physical Geography

By K. Bharatdwaj

Discovery Publishing House Pvt. Ltd., 2009. Hardcover. New. The four spheres, studied under Physical Geography include lithosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere. The lithosphere is the Rock sphere and comprises the Solid and broken rocks, which have been sculpted into ian`dforms at/near the earth`s surface and as well as the thin layer of soil, covering the surface. The hydrosphere is the Water sphere and includes water in all its forms (i.e. solid Liquid and gas). The atmosphere, the Air sphere, a reservoir for Heat and moisture, is a Complex mixture of gases, including nitrogen, oxygen, argon, ozone, Carbondioxide and water vapor. The biosphere is-the life sphere and including all life forms and all areas at earth`s surface, capable of sustaining life. Physical geography can be divided into five main subfields, i.e. climatology, gecmorphology, pedology, Biogeography and hydrology. Physical geography as a Scientific discipline is usually contrasted with and complemented by its sister science, human geography. Table of Contents Varied Natural Organism, The Backdrop, Energy and Heat, Airways and Waves, Winds and their Role, Natural Soils, Cycle of Erosion, Reef Formation, Winds’ Role in Land Formation, Continued Flows, Flow at Fast Pace, Wealth of Water, Natural Lakes, Rivers in Nature. Printed Pages: 312. Introduction to Physical GeographyK. Bharatdwaj9788183564403


Socio Economic Profile of Rural India Series II: Vol IV, Eastern India (Orissa, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh)

By C. Ashokvardhan, IAS & Ashish Vachhani, IAS (Eds)

Concept Publishing Company (P) Ltd., 2011. Hardcover. New. One of the major objectives of Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie, which imparts training to Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers, is not only to sensitize them towards the plight of rural people but also to equip them with an in-depth understanding of rural issues. The IAS officer trainees are required to prepare a village study report as a part of their district assignments after conducting extensive questionnaire-based household survey. The Socio-Economic Profile of Rural India is based on the data collected by the IAS Officer Trainees. The Socio-Economic Profile of Rural India Series I is already published in four volumes. The centre also initiated the publication of Series II in five volumes. The present volume on Eastern India contains study reports of the States of Orissa, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. Printed Pages: 599. Socio Economic Profile of Rural India Series II: Vol IV, Eastern India (Orissa, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh)C. Ashokvardhan, IAS & Ashish Vachhani, IAS (Eds)9788180697234


Genesis of Geographical Boundaries of the World

By A.S. Yadav

Anmol Publications Pvt. Ltd., 1993. Hardcover. New. Having done extensive study of the complex process of evolution of political boundaries of the nations of the world the author has brought a cosmopolitan view of changing pattern of history, geographical and political processes which hade influenced expansion, contraction and permanency of national frontiers since early era. These facts of vedic era, Greek and Roman, Chinese and Egyptian, North and South American inhabitant’s civilization and culture have been interwoven lucidly and described chronologically being affected by astronomical, geometrical, anthropological Military, Strategical and technological factors. In the beginning frontiers were state limit like unknown Ocean beyond the shore. Gradually it became a zone or frontier march. Ultimately it became a fortified well guarded border of two neighboring States or Nations. Rockeys & Andese, Pyrenees, Kurdistan, Zagros Taurus, Saikiang mountains provided limits to boundaries. The first World War (1914 to 1919 AD) and Second World War (1939 to 1945 AD) and advancement of mechanization and compulsions of population for ‘lebensraum’ (additional space) migrated individuals who established Imperial colonies around the world. Wars were fought to settle boundary issues. Treaties were concluded among nations. The boundaries are not always the fixed lines. They are susceptible for change due to change in national philosophy and requirement of inhabitants. Individual can come and go but the national boundaries will continue to remain some time permanent or flexible. Let the readers know the Process of genesis of boundaries too. This book is of immense value to research and competitive scholars, a treasure of knowledge to the Geo-politicians, Histo-Geographers, and Defence and Strategical leaders and to the readers who want to understand foreign policies of the powerful and developing nations, basic history of current events as well as current aggairs. It will reveal hidden facts of growth and disintegration of states and empires. It will be a pride possession for all libraries having Geo-politics and other disciplines of Arts and for defence libraries. Printed Pages: 334. Genesis of Geographical Boundaries of the WorldA.S. Yadav9788170417224


Tank and Well Irrigation Crisis Special Environmental and Social Issue

By Olivia Aubriot

Concept Publishing Company (P) Ltd., 2012. Hardcover. New. This book asserts that tank use cannot be analysed without considering access to groundwater, without examining the power linked to controlling access to the resource, and even that tank and well irrigation crises are heightened by this absence of integrated management of the water resource. The contributors to this book–either researchers of development agents from geography, anthropology agro-economy and environmental studies– fully aware of the spatial diversity of the situations have favoured case studies and their localistion in a broader context. Here they have singled out both a geographical approach to irrigation use dynamics and an ehnology-based approach providing us with the knowledge water users have of their milieu, and the changes in water management and local institutions especially in a context of decentralisation policies. Printed Pages: 0. Tank and Well Irrigation Crisis Special Environmental and Social IssueOlivia Aubriot9788180697869


Indian Geography

By A.M.Bagulia

Anmol Publications Pvt. Ltd., 2006. Hardcover. New. India is a land of unity amidst diversity. In respect of geographical features too, India is divided under different geographic regions. Mountains, plains, plateaus, desert and coastal regions etc. from the geographical regions of India. This book portrays Indian geography in lucid manner. The following chapters make the core of study- The Country; the Landscape-1; the Landscape-2; Land and People; Agriculture Sector; Land Reforms; Industrial Sector; Transportation System; Forestry and Wildlife; and the Climate; etc. Hopefully, a veritable mine of information, this will serve as an ideal text-cum-reference book to one and all concerned. Printed Pages: 358. Indian GeographyA.M.Bagulia9788126128129


Bengal District Gazetteer: Feudatory State of Orissa

By L.E.B. Cobden-Ramsay

Concept Publishing Company (P) Ltd., 2011. Hardcover. New. This Gazetteer presents panoramic view of Feudatory States of Orissa. Going deep into its history, it provides a detailed account of its physical aspects, people and their life, public health, economic condition, agriculture, trade and industries. Natural calamities, means of communication, general administration, land revenue administration, local self-government and educational states have also been dealt with elaborately. Printed Pages: 399. Bengal District Gazetteer: Feudatory State of OrissaL.E.B. Cobden-Ramsay9788172682613


Political Geography

By Sudeepta Adhikari

Rawat Publications, 1997. Paperback. New. The book introduces a theoretically coherent political geography to the students combining the traditional approach with recent and radical developments based on the world system perspective. Besides providing an understanding of the fundamental principles and the changing nature of political geography, the book also examines the organic state, geopolitics, territoriality, frontiers and boundaries, population and resources. Epistemologically, it gives an insight into the core-periphery dichotomy in the global politics. The book will prove as an essential text for the students of political geography, international relations and political science. Printed Pages: 558. NA


Regional Analysis of Population Structures: A Study of Uttar Pradesh

By Farasat Ali Siddiqui

Concept Publishing Company (P) Ltd., 1987. Hardcover. New. Structural analysis of population on a regional basis is an important aspect of Population Geography which presents a vast scope for detailed studies and research especially in developing countries. Some of the structural components of population such as age, sex and occupation are recognized to be the attributes of a population which play a vital role in shaping not only the pattern of demographic dynamism but also the trends of economic development, social behaviour and political life in a region. The main task of a population geographer in the study of the structures is to analyse and unfold the actions and interactions between the compositional differentials of the population and the environmental attributes and developmental processes in the region. Keeping this task as the main focus, Dr. Siddiqui, in this book has presented a systematic regional analysis of the three principal structures, namely, age, sex and occupation of the population of U.P.â??the most populous state of India. Basic relevant concepts have been discussed succinctly and the methodology has been identified critically. The second part presents a thorough and detailed analysis of the regional pattern of distribution and trend of variation of the selected structures of the population of Uttar Pradesh. Finally, the major findings have been given in an unbiased and rigorously statistical form. For obtaining correlations, interactions and explanations have been obtained by using forth odd demographic and non demographic variables in factoral and linkage analysis through computer programmes. IIIustrated profusely with 88 maps and diagrams, this book should be of interest to demographers, geographers, economists and to all those involved in developmental studies. Printed Pages: 298. Regional Analysis of Population Structures: A Study of Uttar PradeshFarasat Ali Siddiqui9788170221517


Physical Geography of Western Tibet

By H. Strachey

Asian Educational Services, 1995. Hardcover. New. The author was a part of the Tibetan Boundary commission deputed to Ladakh in 1847. This book is the geographical part of the report prepared by the author. Its object was to demarcate the extent of the boundaries of Ladakh (which was under the king of Kashmir) and China. The book describes the river systems, geographical sub divisions, mountains, valleys, alluvial plains, rivers, lakes, glaciers etc. This book is a reprint of the 1854 edition. Printed Pages: 78. NA


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