Environment Price list in India

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The Life of Birds

The Life of Birds

Based on the spectacular ten-part program on PBS, "The Life of Birds" is David Attenborough at his characteristic best: presenting the drama, beauty, and eccentricities of the natural world with unusual flair and intelligence. The renowned writer and filmmaker treks through rain forests and deserts, through city streets and isolated wilderness, to bring us an illuminating panorama of every aspect of birds' lives - from their songs to their search for food, from their eggs and nests to their mastery of the air. Beautifully illustrated with more than a hundred color photographs, the book will delight and inform both bird lovers and any general reader with an interest in nature. Attenborough begins at the beginning: reviewing ideas about how and when creatures first took to the air - and why ostriches, kiwis, and other flightless birds later returned to the ground. He introduces us to the marvels of flight. We encounter the albatross, which can soar for hours without flapping its wings; hummingbirds that beat their wings two hundred times a minute; and the swift, which eats, sleeps, and mates in mid-air. We read about birds' extraordinary methods of hunting and gathering - about crows that use twigs and leaves to hook and harpoon insects, and eagles that can stamp venomous snakes to death. Attenborough explains why and how birds sing and why many have such dazzling plumage. He reviews courtship and mating strategies, including the extravagant dances of cranes and the bizarre and ornate pavilions that male bowerbirds build to attract females. We learn how birds defend their young against predators. Attenborough explains how birds have colonized the globe more effectively than any other vertebrates, adapting to Antarctic winters and African summers, to vast oceans and the densest, most polluted cities. He also outlines the threat that humans pose to many species, showing how we have already driven many to extinction. The book presents birds in all their complexity and glory, revealing in clear and elegant prose Attenborough's infectious sense of wonder about the rich variety of life on Earth.

Pluriverse - A Post-Development Dictionary

Pluriverse - A Post-Development Dictionary

Pluriverse: A Post-Development Dictionary contains over one hundred essays on transformative initiatives and alternatives to the currently dominant processes of globalized development, including its structural roots in modernity, capitalism, state domination, and masculinist values. It offers critical essays on mainstream solutions that 'greenwash' development and presents radically different worldviews and practices from around the world that point to an ecologically wise and socially just world.

Last Chance To See

Last Chance To See

'Douglas Adams' genius was in using comedy to make serious points about the world' Independent

After years of reflecting on the absurdities of life on other planets, Douglas Adams teamed up with zoologist Mark Carwardine to find out what was happening to life on this one. Together they lead us on an unforgettable journey across the world in search of exotic, endangered creatures - animals that they may never get another chance to see. They encounter the animal kingdom in its stunning beauty, astonishing variety, and imminent peril: the giant Komodo dragon of Indonesia, the helpless but lovable Kakapo of New Zealand, the blind river dolphins of China, the white rhinos of Zaire, the rare birds of Mauritius island in the Indian Ocean. Both funny and poignant, Last Chance to See is the tale of an unforgettable wildlife odyssey - and a timely reminder of all that we must protect.

The Way of the Tiger

The Way of the Tiger

The Way of the Tiger was first published in the UK and US as a coffee-table book on tigers. This special South Asia edition carries Dr Karanth’s excellently written text, without the pictures. This book tells you everything you want to know about tigers. It is an outstanding primer on tigers and very simply and well-written; a scientist writing about his subject for a popular audience. The author talks about the human fascination for tigers and then examines social and predatory behaviour in wild tigers; evolution and genetics; research and census methods; threats, past and present, to the existence of this endangered mega-carnivore; and various conservation policies necessary to reverse the decline of tigers. What sets it apart is the positive conservation message that underlines the text; the author disagrees with ‘doomsday prophecies’ and convincingly argues that wild tigers can be saved with timely action guided by reliable knowledge.

How To Grow Fresh Air: India's Top Experts Teach You How to Beat Air Pollution

How To Grow Fresh Air: India's Top Experts Teach You How to Beat Air Pollution

'The book every Indian needs - recommendations that are both practical and feasible to help generate our own clean air' Sanjay Kirloskar, Chairman, Kirloskar Brothers Limited

'An invaluable book' Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation

'An excellent account on how to overcome India's growing air pollution and protect one's family. I recommend this read to everyone' Adi Godrej, Chairman, Godrej Group

'Read the book and start growing your own fresh air' Ajay Mathur, Director General, TERI

The Climate Solution: India's Climate Change Crisis and What We Can Do About It

The Climate Solution: India's Climate Change Crisis and What We Can Do About It

'Climate change will soon define how we work and live in India. Mridula Ramesh's pragmatic ideas of pushing individual initiative and climate-resilient start-ups to solve this problem offer an original roadmap to policymakers as well as the people of India for years to come.' - Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation of India

'We are indebted to Mridula Ramesh for preparing this very useful book and I commend its widespread use for developing a practical action plan.' - M.S.Swaminathan, Father of India's Green Revolution, Recipient of the Padma Vibhushan by the Government of India

'[This book] is filled with practical solutions honed by experience and will be a go-to-guide for combating climate change for many years to come. Read the book to see what you can do to combat climate change!' - Dr Rajendra Singh, the 'Water Man of India'

'The Climate Solution explores India's challenges in dealing with climate change and highlights the importance of practical local adaptation to climate change.' - Dr J. Srinivasan, Distinguished Scientist, IISc

'Written in an engaging, conversational style, The Climate Solution makes easy reading of a complex topic.' - R. Ramaraj, Senior Advisor, Elevar Equity

From fatal heatwaves and cruel droughts to devastating floods and fast-depleting water tables, climate change is the greatest disruptor of our time - and it can no longer be ignored

For most of us the odds seem overwhelming and solutions seem out of reach.Yet, in this forcefully argued book, climate change practitioner, teacher and investor Mridula Ramesh emphasizes that while the situation is grim, it is not without hope.

Drawing on her extensive practical and investing experience, she explores myriad facets of this raging issue: why women are peculiarly affected by a warming climate; how climate change poses a security threat to the Indian state; why just focussing on green sources of power is an incomplete solution for India; how managing waste can create hundreds of thousands of urban jobs and how households can cope in a 'Day Zero' water situation

In doing so, she shows how climate warriors, from the cotton fields of Punjab and thriving eco start-ups in Bengaluru, to a forest guardian in Assam and the johads of Rajasthan, have employed ingenuity and initiative to adapt to the changing conditions - and sometimes reverse their shattering effects.

Timely, urgent and thought-provoking, this book is an urgent call to action- and an essential manifesto for every Indian citizen to follow.

The Climate Solution: India's Climate-Change Crisis and What We Can Do About It

The Climate Solution: India's Climate-Change Crisis and What We Can Do About It

From fatal heatwaves and cruel droughts to devastating floods and fast-depleting water tables, climate change is the greatest disruptor of our time - and it can no longer be ignored.

For most of us the odds seem overwhelming and solutions seem out of reach. Yet, in this forcefully argued book, climate change practitioner, teacher and investor Mridula Ramesh emphasizes that while the situation is grim, it is not without hope.

Drawing on her extensive practical and investing experience, she explores myriad facets of this raging issue: why women are peculiarly affected by a warming climate; how climate change poses a security threat to the Indian state; why just focussing on green sources of power is an incomplete solution for India; how managing waste can create hundreds of thousands of urban jobs and how households can cope in a 'Day Zero' water situation.

In doing so, she shows how climate warriors, from the cotton fields of Punjab and thriving eco start-ups in Bengaluru, to a forest guardian in Assam and the johads of Rajasthan, have employed ingenuity and initiative to adapt to the changing conditions - and sometimes reverse their shattering effects.

Timely, urgent and thought-provoking, this book is an urgent call to action - and an essential manifesto for every Indian citizen to follow.

The Secret Life of Tigers: Second Edition

The Secret Life of Tigers: Second Edition

Tigers have fascinated humans throughout history with their immense physical strength and elusive, intelligent presence. Very little was known about the lives of these animals till recently and much of what we know today about tigers is a result of Valmik Thapar's long engagement of over thirty years with the tigers and wildlife of Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan. The Secret Life of Tigers is a wonderfully written account of Thapar's observations of the life of three tigresses and their cubs through all the stages of their development, from birth to adulthood. Revealing extraordinary facts about the process of their growth and maturing. Thapar describes how fathers are much more involved in the upbringing of their cubs than was previously thought. With a new Preface and twenty outstanding colour photographs, the second edition of this classic work provides a fascinating insight into the family life of tigers and argues passionately for the greater involvement of the government and the general public to save tigers from extinction.

Environmental Studies: Third Edition

Environmental Studies: Third Edition

The third edition of this popular textbook covers the latest (April 2015) syllabus of the Ability Enhancement Compulsory Course on Environmental Studies, prescribed by the University Grants Commission (UGC) under the new Choice-based Credit System. It also includes additional topics included in the syllabi of some universities. The book is meant for undergraduates of all disciplines. Assuming very little background in mathematics or science, it gives a balanced presentation of the major issues and concerns related to the environment. This book will also be useful for those taking the UPSC civil services examinations, since it covers the ecology/environment topics of the preliminary and main examinations. The book discusses the major environmental problems we face today: runaway growth, imperiled ecosystems, disappearing forests, endangered species, dwindling natural resources, dangerous toxic wastes, green laws and other such issues. It illustrates various problems, solutions, successes and failures using more than 80 real-life case studies from India and elsewhere. Written in a student-friendly manner, the text is enriched with a large number of illustrations.

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