Mining and Environmental Science (Hardbound)

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About the Book

Minerals may be located very near Earth’s surface or may lie at great depths below the surface. In both cases, mining methods involve the removal of rock, soil and vegetation from an area, which has the potential to greatly impact the environment. Indeed, mining is of great importance to people, but the effects of mining on the environment and the health of organisms is of great concern to environmental scientists. Mining has been particularly demanding in recent decades, as the extent of its effects on the environment have became more clear and general public concern over this issue has increased.

This textbook on mining and environment provides a comprehensive view of environment and studies in detail the pertinent aspects of mining of coal, lead, zinc, limestone, phosphate and uranium. Pollution problems in mining areas related to air, water, noise and health hazards as well as land degradation, subsidence and deforestation have been discussed along with remedial measures such as land reclamation, revegetation, environmental monitoring, impact assessment and environmental management. Mining laws with special reference to safety issues, vision for future mining and application of remote sensing in environmental management are also included wherever needed.

The book is meant for the students, teachers and researchers of Geology, Geography, Environmental Science and Mining Engineering at University level. It will also be of immense help to students preparing for competitive examinations like UGC-CSIR (NET), GATE and SLET for JRF and lectureship eligibility in universities and colleges as well as GSI, ONGC, OIL, CIL, CGWB, NMDC, etc. and also for administrative services (IAS, IPS, IFS, PCS, etc.).

About the Author

S.K. Tiwari is Associate Professor at U.G.C. Academic Staff College, Banaras Hindu University (BHU). He is postgraduate in Applied Geology and obtained his Ph.D. on the subject with thesis on Geology of Andaman & Nicobar Islands, from BHU. He is the recipient of Sharma Memorial Gold Medal from Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad.

Dr. Tiwari has actively participated in several national and international conferences on environment and geology. The books written by him include Ore Geology, Economic Minerals and Mineral Economics; Fuel Minerals and Other Energy Resources; and Environmental Science published by Atlantic Publishers and Distributors (P) Ltd. Besides, he has contributed a large number of articles on geology, environment, minerals and related topics in journals of repute.

Dr. Tiwari is considered an authority on mining and ore geology. He has carved out a niche for himself in academic circles by dint of hard work, deep research and writing prowess.

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AuthorMining and Environmental Science (Hardbound)
Original PriceINR 975
Publication Year2010
PublisherAtlantic Publishers and Distributors (P) Ltd
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