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The Gardens' Bulletin, Singapore (Volume 49 (Part I) June 1997)
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : Alpha Edition
  • Release Date : 2020-12-15
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 444
  • ISBN Code: 9789354307225

Summary: This book has been considered by academicians and scholars of great significance and value to literature. This forms a part of the knowledge base for future generations. So that the book is never forgotten we have represented this book in a print format as the same form as it was originally first published. Hence any marks or annotations seen are left intentionally to preserve its true nature.

The Gardens' Bulletin, Straits Settlements, Vol. 5
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : Forgotten Books
  • Release Date : 2018-09-10
  • Category: Science
  • Pages : 454
  • ISBN Code: 9781390420982

Summary: Excerpt from The Gardens' Bulletin, Straits Settlements, Vol. 5: A Journal Reflecting the Activities of the Botanic Gardens of the Straits Settlements, Published as Material Is Available; 1929-1932 The great majority of the plants dealt with come from the fluvial areas of the limestone district of central Pahang. The excessive humidity of these areas accounts for the relatively large number of species belonging to genera such as Sareoehilus, Br., Chamaeanthas, Schltr., and Thrixsper mum, Lour. Far too little attention has been paid to these areas and I am convinced that further exploration will' result in many new plants being brought to light. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Gardens' Bulletin: Singapore
  • Author : Anonymous
  • Publisher : Sagwan Press
  • Release Date : 2018-02-09
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 132
  • ISBN Code: 9781377231327

Summary: This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Nature Contained
  • Author : Tony O'Dempsey,Mark Emmanuel,John van Wyhe,Nigel P. Taylor,Fiona L.P. Tan,Cynthia Chou,Goh Hong Yi,Corinne Heng
  • Publisher : NUS Press
  • Release Date : 2014-03-20
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN Code: 9971697904

Summary: How has Singapore's environment and location in a zone of extraordinary biodiversity influenced the economic, political, social, and intellectual history of the island since the early 19th century? What are the antecedents to Singapore's image of itself as a City in a Garden? Grounding the story of Singapore within an understanding of its environment opens the way to an account of the past that is more than a story of trade, immigration, and nation-building. Each of the chapters in this volume focusing on topics ranging from tigers and plantations to trade in exotic animals and the greening of the city, and written by botanists, historians, anthropologists, and naturalists examines how humans have interacted with and understood the natural environment on a small island in Southeast Asia over the past 200 years, and conversely how this environment has influenced humans. Between the chapters are travelers' accounts and primary documents that provide eyewitness descriptions of the events examined in the text. In this regard, Nature Contained: Environmental Histories of Singapore provides new insights into the Singaporean past, and reflects much of the diversity, and dynamism, of environmental history globally.

CRC World Dictionary of Medicinal and Poisonous Plants
  • Author : Umberto Quattrocchi
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2016-04-19
  • Category: Science
  • Pages : 3960
  • ISBN Code: 1482250640

Summary: "Following on the successes of two previous dictionary projects, the CRC World Dictionary of Plant Names and the CRC World Dictionary of the Grasses, Umberto Quattrocchi has undertaken this dictionary of economically important plants.... He has done for these plants what was so admirably done in his other works—brought the vast and scattered literature on plant names, and in this case, too, their uses, into coherent order so that the inquisitive scholar can get a foothold." —From the Foreword, Donald H. Pfister, Harvard University and Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, Massachusetts The CRC World Dictionary of Medicinal and Poisonous Plants: Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms, Synonyms, and Etymology provides the starting point for better access to data on plants used around the world in medicine, food, and cultural practices. The material found in the five volumes has been painstakingly gathered from papers of general interest, reports and records, taxonomic revisions, field studies, herbaria and herbarium collections, notes, monographs, pamphlets, botanical literature, and literature tout court. It includes sources available at various natural history libraries, floras and standard flora works, local floras and local histories, nomenclatural histories, and the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature. Much more than a dictionary, the book provides the names of thousands of genera and species of economically important plants, concise summaries of plant properties, and appropriate observations about medicinal uses. Drawing from a tremendous range of primary and secondary sources, it is an indispensable time-saving guide for all those involved with botany, herbal medicine, pharmacognosy, toxicology, medicinal and natural product chemistry, and agriculture.

Nature's Colony
  • Author : Timothy P Barnard
  • Publisher : Flipside Digital Content Company Inc.
  • Release Date : 2018-04-27
  • Category: Gardening
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: 9814722456

Summary: Established in 1859, Singapore's Botanic Gardens has served as a park for Singaporeans and visitors, a scientific institution, and a testing ground for tropical plantation crops. Each function has its own story, while the Gardens also fuel an underlying narrative of the juncture of administrative authority and the natural world. Created to help exploit natural resources for the British Empire, the Gardens became contested ground in conflicts involving administrators and scientists that reveal shifting understandings of power, science and nature in Singapore and in Britain. This continued after independence, when the Gardens featured in the "e;greening"e; of the nation-state, and became Singapore's first World Heritage Site. Positioning the Singapore Botanic Gardens alongside the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew and gardens in India, Ceylon, Mauritius and the West Indies, this book tells the story of nature's colony-a place where plants were collected, classified and cultivated to change our understanding of the region and world.

Science and the Pacific War
  • Author : Roy M. MacLeod
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 1999-12-31
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN Code: 9780792358510

Summary: In 1995, the fiftieth anniversary of the end of the Second World War occasioned many reflections on the place of science and technology in the conflict. That the war ended with Allied victory in the Pacific theatre, inevitably focussed attention upon the Pacific region, and particularly upon the Manhattan project and its outcome. It was in the Pacific that Western physics and engineering gave birth to the Atomic Age. However, the Pacific war had also proved a testing time, and a testing space, for other disciplines and institutions. Extreme environments and opemtional distances, and the fundamental demands of logistics, required the Allies and the Japanese to innovate many scientific and technological practices. Just as medicine and botany were called upon to fight tropical diseases and insect pests, so engineers, anthropol ogists and geographers were called upon to understand local conditions and cli mates, and to work with local peoples whose traditional lives were changed forever by the experience. At the same time, the war played midwife to a host of new de velopments, not least in scientific intelligence and in chemical and biological weapons, which were to acquire far greater importance after 1945.

  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Category:
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  • ISBN Code: N.A


St. Louis in the Century of Henry Shaw
  • Author : Associate Professor of History Eric Sandweiss,Eric Sandweiss
  • Publisher : University of Missouri Press
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 251
  • ISBN Code: 9780826214393

Summary: Assembled in honor of the two-hundredth anniversary of the birth of philanthropist and entrepreneur Henry Shaw (1800–1889), St. Louis in the Century of Henry Shaw is a collection of nine provocative essays that together provide a definitive account of the life of St. Louis during the 1800s, a thriving period during which the city acquired the status of the largest metropolis in the American West. Shaw, who established the Missouri Botanical Garden in 1859, was just one of the many immigrants who left their mark on this complex, culturally rich city during the century of its greatest growth. This volume examines the lives of a number of these men and women, from celebrated leaders such as Senator Thomas Hart Benton and the Reverend William Greenleaf Eliot to the thousands of Germans, African Americans, and others whose labor built the city we recognize today. Leading scholars reconstruct and interpret the world that Shaw knew in his long lifetime: a world of contention and of creativity, of trendsetting developments in politics, business, scientific research, and the arts. Shaw's own story mirrored these developments. Born in Sheffield, England, he immigrated to the United States in 1819 and soon moved to St. Louis. Ultimately becoming a very successful businessman and philanthropist, he was a participant in and a witness to the vast economic and cultural transformation of the city.

Cleveland School Gardens
  • Author : Joel Mader
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release Date : 2010-08-09
  • Category: Science
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN Code: 1439625875

Summary: The Cleveland Public School’s tract garden program was one of the most successful and innovative programs of the school system. The organization and beauty of the gardens attracted horticulture educators from all over the United States, South America, and as far away as Japan. From its humble beginnings in 1904 as a project to beautify vacant lots in Cleveland, it grew into an educational tool that taught thousands of children the respect for nature and its bounty. At the tract gardens’ height, the amount of land under cultivation in the middle of the Cleveland urban landscape approached 100 acres. By 1970, there were 27 horticultural centers servicing all Cleveland schools. Centers were located next to schools, in housing estates, at fairgrounds, at a home for the aged, and on museum property. A few of the centers are now neighborhood gardens. The photographs in Cleveland School Gardens show that the Cleveland Public Schools knew the importance of being “green” 100 years before it was politically fashionable.

Experiencing the Garden in the Eighteenth Century
  • Author : Martin Calder
  • Publisher : Peter Lang
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Category: Architecture
  • Pages : 251
  • ISBN Code: 9783039102914

Summary: This volume brings together the papers presented at a conference entitled 'Experiencing the Garden in the Eighteenth Century', held at the Institute of Romance Studies, Senate House, University of London on 13 March 2004. Speakers came from Europe, the United States and New Zealand, and each gave a very different perspective on the eighteenth-century landscape garden in England, France and elsewhere in Europe. The papers focused on the theme of experience, an especially important aspect of eighteenth-century garden design. Landscape gardens were created for visitors to move through on a journey from one place to the next: the garden would not be seen all at once, but would be experienced as a story unfolding. The visitor would follow a circuit around the garden, moving from light to shade, being given suggestive prompts with statues, temples and viewpoints, as if on a sensory, emotional and intellectual journey.

Gardens in the Modern Landscape
  • Author : Christopher Tunnard
  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Release Date : 2014-07-23
  • Category: Architecture
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN Code: 0812290046

Summary: Between 1937 and 1938, garden designer Christopher Tunnard published a series of articles in the British Architectural Review that rejected the prevailing English landscape style. Inspired by the principles of Modernist art and Japanese aesthetics, Tunnard called for a "new technique" in garden design that emphasized an integration of form and purpose. "The functional garden avoids the extremes both of the sentimental expressionism of the wild garden and the intellectual classicism of the 'formal' garden," he wrote; "it embodies rather a spirit of rationalism and through an aesthetic and practical ordering of its units provides a friendly and hospitable milieu for rest and recreation." Tunnard's magazine pieces were republished in book form as Gardens in the Modern Landscape in 1938, and a revised second edition was issued a decade later. Taken together, these articles constituted a manifesto for the modern garden, its influence evident in the work of such figures as Lawrence Halprin, Philip Johnson, and Edward Larrabee Barnes. Long out of print, the book is here reissued in a facsimile of the 1948 edition, accompanied by a contextualizing foreword by John Dixon Hunt. Gardens in the Modern Landscape heralded a sea change in the evolution of twentieth-century design, and it also anticipated questions of urban sprawl, historic preservation, and the dynamic between the natural and built environments. Available once more to students, practitioners, and connoisseurs, it stands as a historical document and an invitation to continued innovative thought about landscape architecture.

  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1984
  • Category: Labor
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: N.A


  • Author : Abigail R. Gehring
  • Publisher : Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
  • Release Date : 2010-11-10
  • Category: Gardening
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN Code: 1602399999

Summary: Addresses today's increasing awareness about green lifestyles to share instructions for environmentally responsible and organic skills, from planting a family garden and implementing wind and solar energy utilities to building furniture and enjoying natural crafts.