Environmental studies refer to an extensive and systematic study of nature/environment,
its physical, biological, social, and cultural factors, as well as the nature and characteristics
of the relationship between man and environment.
Environmental studies help us understand the importance of our environment and teaches
us to use natural resources more efficiently and embrace a sustainable way of living. How
far man influences nature and to what extent nature delivers its bounties constitute
another objective of environmental studies.
This tutorial is concise and takes an authentic approach to provide a vivid account of the natural environment and related issues.
This tutorial is designed keeping in view the prescribed syllabus for Environment and Ecology or Environmental Studies in various colleges and universities. Lucidity in expression and simplicity of language used in this tutorial will acquaint even a youngster with the basic knowledge on Environmental Studies.
The readers of this tutorial should have basic knowledge about the environment and
environmental phenomena. Readers should understand their physical surroundings and
the changes in climatic condition, seasonal differences, etc.