Environment is no longer interpreted in terms of abiotic components only. Environment is a horizon sweeping word and represent the totality of social, biological and physio-chemical factor, individually or collectively, that composes the natural and man-made surroundings. Our interest in the study of environment is not merely for a detailed identification of a various components. We are deeply interested in their inter relation and interactions. The target aim is to achieve manipulative skills so that the community of man and the biosphere can be managed effectively. For any convergent and fruitful thinking in the area of environment the integrating vision of environment is a must. Since the interacting component of an environmental system are governed by physical, chemical laws and laws of evolutionary biology, environmental chemistry, environmental physics, heredity and evolution, biological and systematic mathematics and statistics, population biology and socioeconomic components are some of the most important ingredients of an environmental education program. The core discipline however will always be the environmental biology.
Environmental biology is the environmental science and the appropriate doses of this component at the various levels of biology education on one hand the general education on the other can make the whole environmental structure much more meaningful and useful.
The book entitled “Environmental Science: A Multidisciplinary Branch” is to provide the platform for student’s academicians, researchers and scientists to share the knowledge and ideas in the recent trends in the field of the environmental biology. Another goal of this book is to promote scientific information interchange between researchers, developers, engineers, students and practitioners working in and around the world. The book is centred principally on the environment and its relation with the other branches.
Finally the editor expresses their sincere thanks to the publishers and printers for printing this book promptly.
Last but not the list in compilation of this book I am thankful to various authorities, Principal (Narain College Shikohabad) and Dr S.P Paliwal (Retd.) Head, Department of Botany, Narain College Shikohabad for their guidance and suggestions.
Dr Sweety Singh