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All life is sustained by the ecosystem which includes trees, shrubs, flora and fauna. Fragile and delicate, ecosystems take millennia to evolve, but modern-day activities are destroying them in a matter of years. A tree is essential for life, it provides oxygen and absorbs greenhouse gases, it sustains water sources, providing food security; and it is cut down without a second thought.
Trees Incredible: Life Sustaining Lives provides a comprehensive understanding of trees, discussing the necessary links and interactions between natural elements and vegetation in a harmonious environment. A candid introspection and retrospection reveals that we have violated Article 48A and article 51A (g) of the Indian Constitution by failing to protect our natural environment including trees, forests, lakes, rivers and wildlife, and by failing to recognize the intrinsic dependence of peoples' wellness and growth on nature.
This book demonstrates that it is time to wake up and save what providence has given our land, emphasising the need for a people's movement to make a coordinated effort to ensure clean air, water, food security and a healthy environment for all.
About the Author
Madan Mohan Pant was born in Mussoorie on 5 March, 1935. He holds a Ph.D. in natural resources from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, U.S.A. In the course of a distinguished career in the Indian Forest Service, he has worked in various capacities with the Uttar Pradesh Forest Department. From 1985-1995, he worked with the FAO as a chief technical advisor, consultant, coordinator and team leader in Bhutan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Ethiopia and Jordan.
An honest and sincere environmentalist, activist and a lifelong forester, he has been uncompromising in his fight for nature. He has to his credit several papers and text books on various aspects of forestry and environmental education and on management and organizational plans for forest and range lands.