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Can Bangladesh be Protected from Floods?

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Academic and Reference Books
Environmental Studies and Disaster Management
Bangladesh Studies
Urban and Regional Planning URP
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English
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800
ISBN: 
984 05 1695 7
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2004
Number of Pages: 
262
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This is the author's seventh book on agricultural development and disaster management in Bangladesh. He draws upon his 35 years experience in the country to describe the causes and impacts of the floods which periodically ravage Bangladesh and to review the efforts made to mitigate the damage and suffering they cause. The three chapters in Part I provide background information on the physical environment.

The Last Forests of Bangladesh

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Academic and Reference Books
Environmental Studies and Disaster Management
Bangladesh Studies
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English
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350
ISBN: 
984 494 019 2
Publisher: 
Society for Environment and Human Development (SHED)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1998
Number of Pages: 
224
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Bangladesh is amazingly green but it is a forest poor country indeed. According to officially recognized estimates the country’s forest cover has shrunk to merely six percent today from 20% in 1927. Even this estimate about the remaining forests is questionable. The old growth trees have disappeared from he public forests and one can hardly find good patches of natural forest anywhere in Bangladesh except for those in the mangroves. Plantations are not to be considered as forests. This is a miserable situation for the maintenance of ecological stability.

Bangladesh Environment: Facing the 21st Century (2nd ed.)

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Academic and Reference Books
Environmental Studies and Disaster Management
Bangladesh Studies
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English
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600
ISBN: 
984 494 016 8
Publisher: 
Society for Environment and Human Development (SHED)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1998
Number of Pages: 
341
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Bangladesh is frequently defined by poverty, resource scarcity, over population, corruption and natural calamities. These are, of course, some conditions that need to be addressed in policy discussion for poverty eradication and overall progress of the country. But there are other factors beyond our boundaries building unavoidable conditions and threats, which eventually stand in the way of environmental safety and sustainable development. Bangladesh has stepped into the 21st century with all these conditions and threats already have profound impacts on our ecology, life and livelihood.

Living with Floods: An Exercise in Alternatives

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Academic and Reference Books
Environmental Studies and Disaster Management
Bangladesh Studies
Development Studies
Urban and Regional Planning URP
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English
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260
ISBN: 
984 05 1484 9
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1999
Number of Pages: 
168
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Living with Floods sets out to explore the 1998 deluge in Bangladesh, one that has been described as the worst flood in this century. It seeks to explain the deluge by way of reflecting on the experiential aspect of the affected millions, including that of the writers. There are altogether twenty-five articles, divided broadly into three sections, namely survival strategies, sustenance and work opportunities, and civic response.

The Geography of the Soils of Bangladesh

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Academic and Reference Books
Agriculture and Livestock
Environmental Studies and Disaster Management
Bangladesh Studies
Geography
Urban and Regional Planning URP
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English
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450
ISBN: 
984 05 1328 1
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1996
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287
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This book is based on the author's more than thirty years experience with soils and agricultural development in Bangladesh. It provides a systematic description of the country's soils, how they have formed and where they occur. It is intended for use as a university text-book and as a guide for agricultural, forestry and environmental officials and consultants on the characteristics and distribution of the soils which support the country's varied land use and ecological habitats.

Fish, Water and People Reflections on Inland Openwater Fisheries Resources of Bangladesh

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Academic and Reference Books
Agriculture and Livestock
Environmental Studies and Disaster Management
Bangladesh Studies
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English
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300
ISBN: 
984 05 1397 4
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1997
Number of Pages: 
154
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Open water fisheries are major aquatic common property resources in Bangladesh. Fish, Water and People are three of the most important ingredients in the life of Bangladesh. Dr. M. Youssouf Ali is a leading fisheries biologist with over five decades of experience as a spokesman for fisheries development in Bangladesh. He critically analyses the trends in the development of agriculture, infrastructure and fisheries. It is a reflection on past experiences, present practices and future trends and threats to the valuable openwater ecosystem and its resources.

Exploding the Population Myth: Consumption versus Population: Which is the Climate Bomb?

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Academic and Reference Books
Environmental Studies and Disaster Management
Bangladesh Studies
Development Studies
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English
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330
ISBN: 
978 984 05 1426 7
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1998
Number of Pages: 
123
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Global Climate Change is emerging as one of the most important environmental threats facing mankind. There is an increasing consensus amongst scientists worldwide that the threat is real. The Climate Convention and the more recent Kyoto Protocol demonstrate seriousness of the global community towards addressing the causes and consequences of global climate change. This report is a pioneering contribution and brings together expertise from both developed and developing countries to place population control in its correct context in relation to climate change response strategy.

Environmental Aspects of Surface Water Systems of Bangladesh

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Academic and Reference Books
Environmental Studies and Disaster Management
Bangladesh Studies
Geography
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English
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550
ISBN: 
984 05 1137 8
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1990
Number of Pages: 
258
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Bangladesh is the world's largest delta and also the land of many water bodies. Water dominates life, people and economy of Bangladesh. Water is the most important resource of Bangladesh and the basis of its agricultural productivity. But excess of water is the cause of floods, the greatest natural hazard of Bangladesh. The developmental needs have changed the pattern of water use, given rise to conflict of interests, incorporated new technologies and have raised major environmental concerns. The different aquatic ecosystems have their own characteristics and their production patterns.

Environmental Aspects of Agricultural Development in Bangladesh

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Academic and Reference Books
Agriculture and Livestock
Environmental Studies and Disaster Management
Urban and Regional Planning URP
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English
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400
ISBN: 
984 05 1138 6
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1990
Number of Pages: 
188
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Agricultural development and particularly increased cereal production has been one of the most important planning objective for Bangladesh. New technologies and inputs have been incorporated, land use and cropping patterns are changing and environmental issues are becoming increasingly more important. The interaction between agriculture and environment needed to be looked into in a country where the economy and people's lives are dominated by agriculture. Agriculture environment issues are bound to have significant impact on the future planning of Bangladesh.

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