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Description - Understanding Environment by Kiran Chhokar

Understanding Our Environment addresses the issue of environmental sustainability and aims to raise awareness of people of the concerns within their own environments. It identifies four key concepts: understanding how the Earth's natural systems work; accessing information about the state of the planet; acquiring tools and skills for productive and efficient environmental management; and committing to using natural resources sensitively and equitably. Understanding Our Environment also uses case studies of individual and collective action and contains exercises and questions for discussion.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780761932772
ISBN-10: 0761932771
Format: Paperback
(241mm x 184mm x mm)
Pages: 331
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 8-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Kiran Chhokar

Kiran B Chhokar is a cultural geographer. She heads the Centre for Environment Education (CEE) Higher Education Programme, and has been visiting faculty at the Portland State University, USA. Dr Chhokar is also co-editor of Asian Women and Their Work: A Geography of Gender and Development (1998), and is the series editor of the EnviroScope series of thematic manuals for college teachers, developed in collaboration with the World Resource Institute, USA. She is currently working with the University of Lancanshire, UK, on developing a blended learning programme on Ecotourism, Conservation and Development. Mamata Pandya has been working at CEE since 1985. She previously taught at Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi. Mamata Pandya.s primary focus is on development of environmental education materials, in a variety of media, for both teachers and students. She has published extensively and her previous publications include Guide to Green Citizenship (2003) and Towards Sustainability: Learning from the Past, Innovating for the Future (2002). Meena Raghunathan is currently Coordinator, Networking and Capacity Building, at CEE. She has been working in the area of environmental education for over 18 years. She has been involved in the development of educational materials for teachers and students, and has over several publications to her credit including The Green Reader: An Introduction to Environmental Concerns and Issues (co-editor). Ms Reghunathan is the Vice-Chair (South Asia) of the IUCN.Commission on Education and Communication, an international network of environmental educators.