Author: H D Kumar
Price: RS. 1295
Energy and Natural resources affect the livelihood of over five billion people in developing countries and, in general, affect everybody everywhere. Ensuring sustainable economic development on the basis of the finite and depleting stocks of natural resources is crucial to the future of humanity on the disturbingly overcrowding, increasingly thirsty, and energyguzzling planet.The pros and cons of various options available for sustainable management of diverse resources such as fossil fuels, biofuels, solar energy, hydrogen energy, photovoltaics, solar cells, timber, mangroves, marine fisheries and others are outlined and illustrated with appropriate examples.
Har Darshan Kumar is a member of the United Nations Environment Programme(UNEP) panel onenvironment effects of Ozone depletion. Issues such as climate change, nanobiotechnology, stem cell biology and alternative and complementary medicines are his current interests as Editor of the Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology (Seoul).Kumar is a prolific writer on issues such as climate, environment, agriculture, biotechnology and some frontline areas of biomedical sciences. He has more than 150 published research and review papers in various international journals. He has authored 25 books on these issues.
Born in 1934, Kumar undertook the study of science in its spirit. The dedication soon saw him traveling to the United Kingdom. He completed his PhD in Algal Physiology in 1963 from the University of London, UK, where he was a commonwealth scholar from 196063. He had completed Graduation and Postgraduation in Science from the Banaras Hindu University (BHU). Various scholarships, fellowship and teaching assignments took him to places such as Canada, Japan, Germany, United States, Australia, Argentina, New Zealand, Finland, Korea, China, Thailand and South Africa.
Kumar superannuated as Professor and Dean from the BHU’s Faculty of Science in 1994. After that he served as Emeritus Scientist of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) till 1999. Ever since then he has taken up writing books on issues dear to him. This book, which is his 28th , is another landmark in his career.