Explorations in Applied Geography

PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
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Applied geography, a new frontier in geographic discipline, distinguishes itself from other branches of geography through the application of geographical knowledge and its techniques in solving practical problems of the land and the environment. Explorations in Applied Geography is a felicitation volume in honour of Professor L.R. Singh, Department of Geography, University of Allahabad, who has established his international credentials as a leading exponent of Applied Geography. He considers public policy to be one of the applications of applied geographic principles, since many problems facing society today have a geographical dimension. To Professor L.R. Singh, Applied Geography is the strategy of the trinity of men, space and resources which need to be harmonized in advancing human well-being. This volume, contributed by geographers of eminence within the country and from other parts of the globe, focuses on the following thrust areas: • Natural and environmental hazards • Environmental change and management • Challenges of the human environment • Application of techniques of spatial analysis In a nutshell, the book emphasizes the important proactive role that the Applied Geography must play in the formulation of public policies and programmes for sustainable human development. This comprehensive and classic compendium will not only be useful to post-graduate students in geography but also provide new vistas in geographic research.
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About the author

CHATTERJEE, MEERA MEERA CHATTERJEE is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Geography and Planning, College of Arts and Sciences, Akron University, USA. Her major areas of interest are urban and regional planning, environmental hazards and disaster management. She has contributed more than two dozen research papers. DUTT, ASHOK K. ASHOK K. DUTT is Professor Emeritus, Department of Geography, Planning and Urban Studies, Akron University, USA. He is the leading exponent of urban and regional development planning and has contributed nearly 350 research papers. He is the editor/author of 15 books. He is also the Guest Editor of Geojournal, Landscape and Urban Planning. MISRA, H.N. H.N. MISRA is Professor and Chairman, Department of Geography, Allahabad University. His major research interests are in the areas of urban geography, regional planning and sustainable development. He is the author/editor of four books and has contributed 61 research papers. Presently, he is the Chief Editor of Annuals of the Association of Geographers India.
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Publisher
PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
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Published on
Feb 21, 2008
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Pages
540
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ISBN
9788120333840
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Language
English
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Genres
Science / Earth Sciences / Geography
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