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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

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

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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.

The Concise Flora of Singapore
  • Author : Hsuan Keng,See Chung Chin,Hugh T. W. Tan
  • Publisher : NUS Press
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Category: Nature
  • Pages : 215
  • ISBN Code: 9789971692070

Summary: Covering the flowering plants, this is a companion volume to the first book which covered the gymnosperms and dicotyledons, thus completing the seed plant flora of Singapore (the seed plants being composed of gymnosperms and angiosperms). Included are 34 families and approximately 750 species of plants and some 350 illustrations. List of family names, keys to the families of monocotyledons and a name index are included.

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.

Of Whales and Dinosaurs
  • Author : Kevin Y.L. Tan
  • Publisher : NUS Press
  • Release Date : 2015-04-18
  • Category: Science
  • Pages : 266
  • ISBN Code: 9971698552

Summary: Singapore's collection of Southeast Asian animals–one of the world's largest–dates back to the old Raffles Museum, officially established in 1878.With the opening of the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum in 2015, the original Raffles Museum has "reincarnated" and the loop on its remarkable 127-year history has closed. Beneath the sleek exterior of today's modern museum building lies a saga of titanic struggles and changes. That the collections survived at all–through the multiple challenges of the nineteenth century, the disruption of World War Two, and its potential disintegration in the face of Singapore's modernization–is nothing short of miraculous. This book is not only an institutional history of the museum but also tells the story of frustrations, commitment and courage of the numerous individuals who battled officialdom, innovated endlessly and overcame the odds to protect Singapore's natural history heritage. The book features 108 historical photographs and natural history illustrations printed in full colour throughout.

The Concise Flora of Singapore
  • Author : Hsuan Keng,Ro-Siu Ling Keng Keng
  • Publisher : NUS Press
  • Release Date : 1990
  • Category: Science
  • Pages : 222
  • ISBN Code: 9789971691356

Summary: This is an enumeration of the seed plants (excluding monocots) found in tropical Singapore. It includes nearly 1,300 species of naked-seeded plants and dicots which are native or naturalised, and over 520 species which are commonly cultivated in Singapore and adjacent islands. They are systematically arranged in 142 families in this book. An alphabetical list of the families can be found in the beginning of the book. There are brief descriptions on the families and short diagnoses and notes to the species of the genera. Keys to the families and genera of most families are also provided. Nearly all the families are illustrated with at least one line drawing. Some of the larger families, such as composites and legumes, are accompanied with 10 to 20 drawings. They generally depict the common or renowned examples.

Private Lives
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Category: Rain forest animals
  • Pages : 298
  • ISBN Code: 9789810724733

Summary: "Following the style and philosophy of the three earlier books in this 'Private Lives' series, we have put together a collection of short stories and anecdotes about the life and times of the various organisms in Singapore's tropical rainforest. These are accounts of how they have adapted to the environment, about how they interact with each other, and rely on one another to survive." -- Back cover.

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.

Cultivated Plants of Southern Africa
  • Author : H. F. Glen
  • Publisher : Jacana Media
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Category: Botany
  • Pages : 428
  • ISBN Code: 9781919931173

Summary: A listing of almost 9000 kinds of plants known to be cultivated in Southern Africa, or to have been tried here. The information is derived from a database containing details mainly of specimens archived in the National Herbarium, Pretoria.

Garden Learning
  • Author : Suzanne Kapelari
  • Publisher : Ubiquity Press
  • Release Date : 2015-12-14
  • Category: Education
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN Code: 1909188646

Summary: From 2007-2013 the European 7th Framework Program Science in Society (FP7) funded a multitude of formal and informal educational institutions to join forces and engage in alternative ways to teach science—inside and outside the classroom—all over Europe. This book reports on one of these projects named INQUIRE which was developed and implemented to support 14 Botanic Gardens and Natural History Museums in 11 European countries, to establish a collaborative learning network and expand their understanding of inquiry based science teaching (IBST). Suzanne Kapelari provides insight into the complex theoretical background and practical considerations that informed the project design and which guided the consortium through a three-year process of collaborative knowledge creation. ‘Expansive Learning Theory’ is fundamental to this approach and places emphasis on communities as learners, on transformation and creation of culture, on horizontal movement and hybridization of knowledge, and on the formation of theoretical concepts. This book is to be considered for planning and running international science education projects as well as a multifaceted theoretical underpinning of teaching. It serves as a conceptual and practical resource for formal and informal science educators and project managers.

E-Infrastructures for Data Publishing in Biodiversity Science
  • Author : Vincent Smith,Ljubomir Penev
  • Publisher : PenSoft Publishers LTD
  • Release Date : 2011-11-28
  • Category: Science
  • Pages : 417
  • ISBN Code: 9546426199

Summary: This collection of articles, developed in association with the EU funded ViBRANT project, illustrates how advances to research infrastructures are reciprocally changing the practice of taxonomy. A detailed review of data issues in the life sciences (Thessen and Patterson 2011) sets the tone for subsequent articles in this special issue, whose contributions broadly fall into three categories. Theÿ initial articles consider some of the major infrastructure platforms that support the production and management of biodiversity data. These include the EDIT Platform for Cybertaxonomy, Wiki-based approaches including BioWikiFarm and the Scratchpads Virtual Research Environment. Later articles provide deeper coverage of specialist areas of interest to taxonomic and biodiversity researchers. The topics covered include the mark-up (Penev et al. 2011) and management (King et al. 2011) of taxonomic literature, geospatial assessment of species distributions (Bachman et al. 2011) and licensing issues specific to life science data (Hagedorn et al. 2011). Finally, the special issue closes with a series of research and review papers that provide detailed use cases illustrating how these research infrastructures are being put into practice. Highlights from this section include citizen science approaches to collecting species information by the COMBER Marine observation network (Arvanitidis et al. 2011) and the Australian Bush Blitz programme (Lambkin and Bartlett 2011); use of new tools for data publishing like the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) Integrated Publishing Toolkit (IPT) and the DRYAD Data Repository; new forms of publication via ?data papers? that allow checklists and identification keys to be formally published as structured datasets (e.g., Narwade et al. 2011); and finally new taxonomic revisions and species descriptions constructed from within the collaborative systems like XPER2 and Scratchpads.

The Araceae of Peninsular Malaysia (Penerbit USM)
  • Author : Mashhor Mansor, Peter C. Boyce,Ahmad Sofiman Othman, Baharuddin Sulaiman
  • Publisher : Penerbit USM
  • Release Date :
  • Category: Science
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: 9838617792

Summary: A review of the Araceae of Peninsular Malaysia, including its off-shore islands, is presented as a precursor to revising the family for the Flora of Peninsular Malaysia project. The aroid flora of Peninsular Malaysia comprises 28 genera and ca 140 indigenous (of which17 provisionally accepted) with 25 species (ca 17%) endemic. Peninsular Malaysia has no endemic aroid genera. As compared to Thailand with 29 genera, ca 200 species of which 62 species (ca 30%) are endemic, and Borneo where 38 genera (of which are 10 endemic), and currently 670 indigenous species of which more than 40% are undescribed and about 95% are endemic. An historical review of Araceae research in Peninsular Malaysia, and keys to higher taxa are provided. Most genera are illustrated. Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia