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Transforming Bangladesh, Geography, People, Economy and Environment, edited by Raquib Ahmed, Abdullah Al-Maruf, J. Craig Jenkins

Label
Transforming Bangladesh, Geography, People, Economy and Environment, edited by Raquib Ahmed, Abdullah Al-Maruf, J. Craig Jenkins
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Transforming Bangladesh
Medium
electronic resource
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Responsibility statement
edited by Raquib Ahmed, Abdullah Al-Maruf, J. Craig Jenkins
Series statement
World Regional Geography Book Series,, 2363-9091
Sub title
Geography, People, Economy and Environment
Summary
This book focuses on the transformation of Bangladesh in respect to its people, geography, economy and environment. The authors discuss current problems such as vulnerability caused by environmental degradation in Bangladesh but also opportunities of this rapidly changing country. The book explains how the country is rapidly transforming from a rural subsistence agrarian based economic system to a new economic partner contributing to global processes. Bangladesh is presented as an example for the changes in the Global South, where a mismatch is often observed in linking resources and activities with environmental sustainability, possibly due to insufficient base-line knowledge. As faster growth is marginalizing resources to increase the GDP, the sustainability of resource exploitation is being questioned. The authors describe the vulnerable situation caused by possible sea-level rise, soil degradation, biodiversity loss, climate extremities, urbanization, and population displacement. This volume offers comprehensive knowledge about the geography and environment of Bangladesh and aims to help readers further investigate the issues and work on solutions. The book appeals to academics, professionals and students at all levels interested in Bangladesh as well as environmental problems and geographical issues in a rapidly transforming country.
Table Of Contents
Preface -- Introduction -- Index -- Glossary -- Part 1 Geo-Physical Dynamics -- Part 2 Bio-Physical Aspects -- Part 3 Changes in Society -- Part 4 Land Resource and Land Use Patterns -- Part 5 Towards Food Security and Food Self-sufficiency -- Part 6 Changing Popular Dynamics -- Part 7 Rural Settlement Pattern -- Part 8 Urbanization: A Future Challenge -- Part 9 Trade, Communication and Industries for Economic Growth -- Part 10 Bangladesh in Growing International Sharing -- Part 11 Natural Hazards and Changes in Livelihood Pattern -- Part 12 Environmental Problems and Policies for Sustainable Living -- Part 13 Bangladesh Under Climate Change Threat -- Part 14 Development Policies and Future of Bangladesh
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