Explorations in Applied Geography

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ASHOK K. DUTT, H.N. MISRA, MEERA CHATTERJEE
PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd., Feb 21, 2008 - Science - 540 pages
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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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Contents

SECTION A INTRODUCTIONL R SINGHS CONTRIBUTION
1
Applied Geography and Land Use in India
32
The Visibility of Geography in India
39
Managing Data Infrastructure
56
SECTION B ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS CHANGE AND MANAGEMENT
89
Water Quality Management in the Indian Desert
109
Urban Air Pollution and Human Health in Vadodara
121
Forest Policy Induced Displacement Case Studies of Gujjar
137
Creation of Small States in India
255
URBANIZATION AND ITS PROBLEMS
273
Distressed Migration and Urban Decay in Some Asian
308
Observations
329
Urban Rural Relations in India A Study of Evolutionary
354
Fertility in the Industrial City of Bhilai Nagar India
365
Urban Impact on SocioDemographic Composition
385
SECTION E PLANNING AND CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY
399

Environmental and Engineering Policies Influencing
155
A Comparative Analysis with
169
CHALLENGES OF THE DEVELOPMENT
185
Beyond PURA and Towards the Next Phase of Rural
196
Regional Disparities of Levels of Development
224
Media Discourses from
238
Some Cultural Aspects of Food
425
Two Phases of Chinas National Planning
444
A Case Study
491
The Case of Shimla
511
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Author Name  CHATTERJEE, MEERA  About Author  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.      Author Name  DUTT, ASHOK K.  About Author  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.      Author Name  MISRA, H.N.  About Author  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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