The advancement and improvement in the fields of technology and economy have not only improved the quality of human life but have also paved the way for global environmental degradation. In fact, the rapid depletion of natural resources and various environmental problems, viz., deterioration of air quality, global warming and climate change, contamination of water and soil, groundwater depletion and disposal of solid etc. are threatening the survival of life on earth.
Environment and Ecology is meant for courses in Environmental Sciences, particularly for engineering and technology students. Professionals concerned about the environment, environment ethics and environment literacy will also find this book highly useful.
Anuj Kumar Purwar :- Anuj Kumar Purwar is Assistant Professor & Head, Department of Civil Engineering, Skyline Institute of Engineering & Technology, Greater Noida (UP). He obtained his B.E. degree from Malaviya Regional Engineering College, Jaipur (Now MNIT, Jaipur) and M.Tech. degree from National Institute of Technology, Allahabad. He has six years of teaching experience. His research interests are Environmental Engineering, GIS & Remote Sensing and Surveying. He has to his credit several research papers and has authored books in the areas of Geoinformatics and Basic Civil Engineering.