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

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

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

1st Edition - January 1, 1964

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  • Author: M. L. Smith
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483185187

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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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  • No. of pages: 474
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1964
  • Published: January 1, 1964
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483185187

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