Basics of Environmental Studies by Prof. Dr. N. S. Varandani is intended to comprehensively address the requirements of environment course introduced by different universities at different levels of higher education. As the name suggests, the emphasis of this text is on the clear and concise presentation of the well-established scientific principles and concepts related to the environment. Written in a style that makes learning environmental science interesting and informative, the book covers various aspects of ecology, population, natural resources, energy, environmental pollution and current global environmental issues. With adequate use of web resources; the book is full of latest information on all the topics. Key features of this text include : • An emphasis on basic concepts, definitions, descriptions and relevant illustrations. • Scientific principles are discussed in abbreviated form. • End of chapter review questions facilitate student to prepare for the exams. • Additional information presented in separate boxes to highlight the importance. • The Basics of Environmental Studies is a valuable text book that students will refer to during college careers and beyond.