Environmental Studies and Disaster Management

Oculus: A Decade of Insights into Bangladeshi Affairs

$20.00
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Literature and Fiction
Essays
Politics and Political Science
Environmental Studies and Disaster Management
Language: 
Bangla
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Author
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625
ISBN: 
978 984 506 115 5
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2012
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Adnan Morshed’s allegory of the oculus—a circular recess at the apex of a dome—as a way of seeing things from an unusual angle, with both engaged subjectivity and dispassionate distance, works well for some of the poignant developmental issues of Bangladesh. He lives away from his motherland, a detachment that he uses not for nostalgic reminiscences, but as a global citizen’s intellectual fodder for distant observations of his birthplace.

Openwater Fisheries of Bangladesh

$18.00
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Academic and Reference Books
Agriculture and Livestock
Environmental Studies and Disaster Management
Bangladesh Studies
Language: 
English
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360
ISBN: 
984 05 1368 X
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1997
Number of Pages: 
212
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Open water fisheries are major aquatic common property resources in Bangladesh covering over four million hectares. Around ten percent of the population of 120 million depend for their livelihoods on fisheries. Fish is the main source of animal protein, particularly for the poor. The wetlands of Bangladesh are an interplay of social, environmental, resource management and developmental concerns. There are conflicting demands on the wetlands.

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
Language: 
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.

People's Report on Bangladesh Environment 2001 Vol-II

$25.00
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Academic and Reference Books
Environmental Studies and Disaster Management
Bangladesh Studies
Language: 
English
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500
ISBN: 
984 05 1596 9
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Unnayan Shamannay
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2001
Number of Pages: 
194
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People's Report on Bangladesh Environment 2001 is a pioneering attempt at capturing environmental perception of the citizens of the country. The Report focuses on people's livelihood and liberty; their land, food security and other basic rights; their aspiration for quality governance and equity; their struggle for survival with dignity and creativity. It ably puts people first and brings them at the centre stage of decision-making process on environmental management.

The Last Forests of Bangladesh

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Academic and Reference Books
Environmental Studies and Disaster Management
Bangladesh Studies
Urban and Regional Planning URP
Language: 
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.

Out of the Periphery - Development of Coastal Chars in Southeastern Bangladesh

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Academic and Reference Books
Environmental Studies and Disaster Management
Bangladesh Studies
Anthropology
Development Studies
Language: 
English
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675
ISBN: 
984 05 1562 4
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2000
Number of Pages: 
214
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A range of vulnerabilities and an unfulfilled potential for development are the main features of the coastal belt in the southeastern part of Bangladesh. On a day-to-day basis the people living on the coastal belt have to address vulnerabilities as diverse in nature as drainage congestion and the salinity of the soil constraining agricultural yields, cyclones and storms that pose risks to lives and property. Additionally, a heterogeneous social environment with undue influence of well positioned land grabbers can make life and living difficult.

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

$30.00
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Academic and Reference Books
Environmental Studies and Disaster Management
Bangladesh Studies
Urban and Regional Planning URP
Language: 
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.

Options for Self-reliant Resurgence CPD's Rapid Assessment of Flood 2004

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Academic and Reference Books
Environmental Studies and Disaster Management
Bangladesh Studies
Development Studies
Language: 
English
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385
ISBN: 
978 984 05 1709 1
Publisher: 
Centre For Policy Dialogue (CPD)
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2005
Number of Pages: 
109
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The 2004 Flood in Bangladesh will be remembered because of the rapidity with which it struck and the severity of the damages that it inflicted upon the people and the economy of the country. Addressing the negative fallouts of Flood 2004 continues to remain a concern at the household level in the affected areas as well as for the policy makers and development practitioners. As the flood water was receding in August 2004, the Centre of Policy Dialogue (CPD) launched a Rapid Assessment of Flood 2004.

Wild Flowers of Bangladesh

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Photography
Academic and Reference Books
Environmental Studies and Disaster Management
Bangladesh Studies
Geography
Language: 
English
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1000
ISBN: 
984 05 1375 3
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1997
Number of Pages: 
142
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Bangladesh and its neighbouring countries of Southeast Asia constitute a region of rich plant resources. These innumerable plant species generally grow wild in the vast flood plains, homestead shrubberies, marshy lands, coastal strands, forests and hills. This book contains 210 interesting flora out of over 5000 species found in Bangladesh. Many of them also grow in Eastern India, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, and Indonesia.

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
Language: 
English
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UPL Showroom Price: 
260
ISBN: 
984 05 1484 9
Publisher: 
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.

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