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Densification - A Strategic Plan to Mitigate Riverbank Erosion Disaster in Bangladesh

$20.00
$20.00
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Academic and Reference Books
Environmental Studies and Disaster Management
Bangladesh Studies
Geography
Urban and Regional Planning URP
Language: 
English
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400
ISBN: 
984 05 1456 3
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1999
Number of Pages: 
182
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The book portrays a development strategy, based on a case study, to mitigate the impact of riverbank erosion disaster by densification of people and their settlements to safer zones. Exploration of this idea involves, in the first instance, to answer why densification is needed and who are the people to be involved in densification addressing issues such as erosion impacts, needs and response, awareness, migration and adjustment behaviour of the vulnerable people. The next focus is to highlight where the densification would take place.

Land Use and Land Use Planning in Bangladesh

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$75.00
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Academic and Reference Books
Environmental Studies and Disaster Management
Bangladesh Studies
Geography
Urban and Regional Planning URP
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English
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1500
ISBN: 
984 05 1565 9
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2002
Number of Pages: 
554
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In the fifth volume of his collected works, the author brings together selected papers, updated by footnotes, which provide an historical perspective on Bangladesh's dynamic land use and the evolving approaches to rural development planning in the 1970s and 1980s.

How to Help Small Farmers in Bangladesh

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$75.00
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Academic and Reference Books
Agriculture and Livestock
Environmental Studies and Disaster Management
Bangladesh Studies
Urban and Regional Planning URP
Language: 
English
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1500
ISBN: 
984 05 1618 3
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2002
Number of Pages: 
592
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In the sixth volume of his collected works on agriculture in Bangladesh, the author brings together selected papers, updated by footnotes, which describe the country's agricultural environment, crops, cropping systems and a wide range of practical methods to help small farmers to increase soil fertility, crop yields and annual agricultural production. This book is aimed particularly at government and NGO agricultural extension workers, agricultural teachers and students, and visiting foreign consultants.

Agroecological Aspects of Agricultural Research in Bangladesh

$38.00
$38.00
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Academic and Reference Books
Agriculture and Livestock
Environmental Studies and Disaster Management
Development Studies
Urban and Regional Planning URP
Language: 
English
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750
ISBN: 
984 05 1506 3
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2000
Number of Pages: 
376
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Based on the author's more than twenty years experience of soils and agricultural development in Bangladesh, this fourth volume of his collected work brings together selected papers, updated by footnotes, describing the relationships between environmental factors and Bangladesh's unique agricultural systems. The book is aimed particularly at university and college teachers through whom the author hopes to pass on his accumulated experience to the next generation of agricultural research scientists.

Megacity Governance in South Asia: A Comparative Study

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Academic and Reference Books
South Asian Studies
Urban Studies and Migration
Urban and Regional Planning URP
Language: 
English
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750
ISBN: 
984 05 1717 1
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2004
Number of Pages: 
517
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This is a pioneering study comparing the governance arrangements in the five megacities (cities with population around 10 million) of South Asia, namely Dhaka in Bangladesh, Kolkata, Mumbai and Delhi in India and Karachi in Pakistan within a common analytical framework. The book is divided into seven chapters. The first and introductory chapter lays down the theoretical underpinnings and methodology of the study, besides identifying the major urbanization trends in South Asia.

Migration and Development: Pro-Poor Policy Choices

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$27.00
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Academic and Reference Books
Bangladesh Studies
Urban Studies and Migration
Sociology
Development Studies
Urban and Regional Planning URP
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English
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Editor
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540
ISBN: 
984 05 1752 X
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2005
Number of Pages: 
487
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Based on internal and international migration experiences of five countries of Asia - China, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Vietnam - this book dispels the notion that migration indicates failure of development. On the contrary, it views migration as an integral part of the global development. The book makes a comprehensive analysis of labour recruitment processes for internal and international markets, work conditions, entitlements and available protection mechanisms, extent of involvement of civil society institutions and policy environments in the countries concerned.

Social Formation in Dhaka City

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Academic and Reference Books
Bangladesh Studies
Urban Studies and Migration
Sociology
Urban and Regional Planning URP
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English
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250
ISBN: 
984 05 1210 2
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1990
Number of Pages: 
456
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In recent years, urban sociology, examining Third World metropolises, has attracted the attention and interest both of academies and policy makers, especially because of the increasing pressures of population growth, poverty and environmental degradation. Social Formation in Dhaka City, is therefore, a welcome and timely addition to the growing body of empirical research in this extremely important field. Divided into eight chapters, the book is a pioneering work both in content and methodology.

Destination Dhaka- Urban Migration: Expectations and Reality

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Academic and Reference Books
Bangladesh Studies
Urban Studies and Migration
Anthropology
Development Studies
Urban and Regional Planning URP
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English
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380
ISBN: 
984 05 1480 X
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1999
Number of Pages: 
194
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Migration from rural regions to urban centers, especially the capital city of Dhaka, continues unabated. Popular hypotheses put forth to elucidate migration are inadequate. Migrants tend to be uneducated, ignorant, landless and unemployed in the countryside. They tend to be unskilled and ill quipped for the city. Yet they migrate with expectations of a better life in the metropolis. The urban benefits, fail to tough the majority of the poor migrants. Many of the migrants live in very poor housing with some living without a shelter.

The 'Pariah' People - An Ethnography of the Urban Sweepers in Bangladesh

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Academic and Reference Books
Bangladesh Studies
Urban Studies and Migration
Sociology
Anthropology
Urban and Regional Planning URP
Language: 
English
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400
ISBN: 
984 05 1534 9
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2001
Number of Pages: 
282
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This book depicts the life and social adaptation of some urban sweepers in Bangladesh. They live as socially degraded untouchables and are a minority within a minority. It focuses on what the author considers to be major concerns in their communal life: question of identity, caste ranking and dignity. The work is based on ethnographic research carried out among the Hindu and newly converted Christian Sweepers of diverse ethnic backgrounds in two different districts.

Peopling in the Land of Allah Jaane: Power, Peopling and Environment: The Case of Char-lands of Bangladesh

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Academic and Reference Books
Environmental Studies and Disaster Management
Bangladesh Studies
Sociology
Anthropology
Urban and Regional Planning URP
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English
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UPL Showroom Price: 
300
ISBN: 
984 05 1418 X
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1998
Number of Pages: 
235
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This book illustrates the uncertainties of the lives of the inhabitants of ‘Char’ lands (reclaimed land) in Bangladesh. Flooding and riverbank erosion are endemic features in the areas close to the major rivers in Bangladesh. The rivers also throw up fertile lands that cause violent clashes between competing camps. Such violence has been examined against the backdrop and compulsions of cropping phenophases. With the help of several case studies, the book describes the survival strategies of the ‘char’ lands.

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