Notably, Professor Singh wrote this simple and challenging work at a time when he lost his wife, who passed away in 2020. He was suffering from cancer. However, uncertain about the death of his good half, Professor Singh has come up with this work for the greater good of the student fraternity who do not have much literature in this significant branch of geography.
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On the eve of Teacher’s Day, this eminent geographer and Indian geographer Dwayne presented the book to geography students. Speaking to TOI, Professor Singh said, “Cryogiography refers to the scientific study of frozen surfaces i.e. the cryosphere, its components, their formation and distribution, permafrost, the physical processes going on in the cryosphere”. This book contains 13 chapters on the cryosphere and its various theoretical and applied aspects.
It includes cryogography, cryosphere, ice sheets and ice cores, ice shelves and icebergs, permafrost, periglacial environment, processes and geomorphic impressions, glaciers, glaciers and frozen landscapes, early climate change, ice.
“This work is very useful for students, researchers and civil service and other competitive examinees because it covers various contemporary issues such as global warming and climate change and its consequences such as glacier melting and sea level rise due to extra human intervention.” Professor AR Siddiqui said.
Born on July 10, 1944 in Gazipur district of UP, Professor Singh received his primary education from Gazipur and came to Azamgarh in grades 9 to 12. He topped all classes until graduation. He won several awards, including the Uttar Pradesh Hindi Sansthan Award in Environmental Geography in 1993 and was an Honorary Fellow of the International Association of Geomorphologists in 2017.
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