The Role of Science in the Development of Natural Resources with Particular Reference to Pakistan, Iran and Turkey - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080103761, 9781483185187

The Role of Science in the Development of Natural Resources with Particular Reference to Pakistan, Iran and Turkey

1st Edition

A Symposium Held Under the Auspices of the CENTO Scientific Council, Lahore, January, 1962

Authors: M. L. Smith
eBook ISBN: 9781483185187
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1964
Page Count: 474
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The Role of Science in the Development of Natural Resources with Particular Reference to Pakistan, Iran and Turkey is a collection of papers that details issues in power and energy, water resources, forestry and land, agriculture, animal health, and public health. The materials analyze the problems in natural resource from different scientific perspectives. The text first coves the place of research in developing countries, and then proceeds to tackling concerns in fuel, power, and atomic energy. Next, the selection talks about the development of water resources. The next sections of the text deal with forestry and agriculture. The selection also covers concerns in animal and public health. The book will be of great interest to individuals concerned with the condition of world’s natural resource reserves.

Table of Contents

List of Authors



1. Introductory Addresses and National Statements

Introductory Messages

Inaugural Address

Presidential Address

Opening Statements

2. The Place of Research in Developing Countries

Relationship between Pure and Applied Research in the Organization of Science in a Developing Country

Relationship between Government and Science in the United Kingdom

The Organization of Scientific Research in the United States of America

International Co-operation in Scientific Research

Industrial Research in Developing Countries

The Importance of Measurement

General Recommendations

3. Fuel, Power and Atomic Energy in the CENTO Region


Natural Gas Utilization in Pakistan

Natural Gas in National Development

Superiority of Hydro-Electric Power Stations over Thermal Stations for Southern Areas of West Pakistan

Why Pakistan should have a Nuclear Power Programs

Atomic Energy Program of Iran

Atomic Energy Projects in Turkey

Production of Chemical Fertilizers from Natural Gas

Studies in Desulphurization of Pakistan Coal

Solar Energy Research in Pakistan

Survey of Radioactive Minerals in Pakistan


4. Development of Water Resources in the CENTO Region


Hydrology in National Development Programs

Exploitation of Ground Water: Improvements in Tube Well Strainers

Surface Water Resources of the Federal Capital Area

Developments in Hydrology and Water Conservation in Turkey

Watershed Management in the Development of Water Resources in West Pakistan

The Ravi River Watersheds

Water Resources in the Mästung Valley


5. Forestry and Land Use Planning


Irrigated Forests and Land Use Planning in West Pakistan

Forest Resources of East Pakistan

Forestry in Relation to Catchment Hydrology

Range Management in West Pakistan

Improvement of Land Use in Turkey

Use of Hormones in Forestry

Haloxylon in Desert Afforestation

Ecology, Economics and Control of Mesquite in West Pakistan

The Ecology of Eucalypts


6. Agriculture and Soil


Experimental Botany in Agricultural Development

Science in the Development of Agriculture

Soil Problems of West Pakistan

Atomic Energy in Food Production and Nutrition

Absorption of Fertilizer Phosphorus by Different Crops from Basic and Acid Soils in Turkey. (Use of P 32 Tracer)

Seed Improvement Program in India

Reclamation Operations in West Pakistan

Future Development of the Arid Regions of West Pakistan

Some Aspects of the Availability of Soil Nutrients with Special Reference to Potassium


7. Forest and Plant Products


Plant Products

Organization of Medicinal Plant Research in Pakistan

Utilization of Forest and Plant Products in Pakistan

Baluchistan as a Source of Commercial Ephedra

Utilization of Santonin Obtained from Artemesi

Metabolic Products of Micro-Organisms

Influence of Wood Preservation on the Economy of a Country

Industrial Wood and its Production in East Pakistan

Anatomical Structure in Relation to Wood Use

Uses of Wood Wastes in Pakistan


8. Animal Health and Nutrition


Eradication and Control of Epizootic Diseases in Iran

Animal Health in the Developing Countries with Particular Reference to Pakistan

Contagious and Parasitic Diseases of Animals in Pakistan

Problems of Animal Nutrition in Pakistan

Utilization of Indigenous Waste Products in Animal Nutrition


9. Public Health


Public Health with Special Reference to Its Development in Pakistan

Health Problems in Pakistan

Resistance of Anopheles (M.) Stephensi to Insecticides in Iran

Study of the Flight Range and Gonotrophic Cycles in Anopheles Stephensi Using P32

A New Approach to the Production of Cholera Vaccine

Biochemical Research in Industry and Medicine



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