Over the years the Institute has developed a wider interpretation of this core purpose and its application. The central element of TERI’s philosophy has been its reliance on entrepreneurial skills to create benefits for society through the development and dissemination of intellectual property. The strength of the Institute lies in not only identifying and articulating intellectual challenges straddling a number of disciplines of knowledge but also in mounting research, training and demonstration projects leading to development of specific problem-based advanced technologies that help carry benefits to society at large.
Some of the best material for understanding the world around us comes from teri. Consider, for instance their recent book, Simplifying Climate Change (Based on the findings of the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report) which "aims to simplify the scientific details outlined in the IPCC’s Fourth Assessment Report and thereby produce a document that can be understood by the general reader. It presents a review of the focus laid under each of the Working Group reports on the science; impacts, adaptation and vulnerability; and mitigation issues in a reader-friendly manner."
In our Environmental Science section, in paperback, Rs 295, pages. ISBN: 9788179932360
Or, in view of the fact that October 2 is Gandhi Jayanti, their recent Mahatma Gandhi and the Environment by T N Khoshoo that "presents a selection of Mahatma Gandhi's views on the environment and elaborates on their relevance today. It is particularly relevant in this day and age, when the threat of climate change is looming large and natural resources are fast depleting. It will be of interest to all those who are concerned about protecting the earth’s environment and its natural resources. The book presents Mahatma Gandhi’s views on sustainable use of resources and minimal damage to the environment for the sake of future generations. "
In our Gandhi Studies section as well, 155 pages, in hardcover. Rs 250. ISBN: 9788179932230.