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50 Years Of Environment: Singapore's Journey Towards Environmental Sustainability50 Years Of Environment: Singapore's Journey Towards Environmental Sustainability by Yong Soon Tan (Ed.)

This book takes the reader through Singapore's environmental journey over the past 50 years, to its present day challenges and solutions, and seeks to explore what lies ahead for Singapore's environmental future. This book is divided into three parts. The first will explore the historical developments in Singapore's environmental journey and the development of NEWater. The second part will be a collection of essays that examine the present environmental challenges that Singapore faces and the ways in which it is addressing those issues through community engagement, international engagement, research and technology, and industry solutions in order to develop sustainable strategies and solutions. Part Three will tie the historical and contemporary threads together and discusses the future challenges for Singapore's environment.

My Eco-World, Made In ChinaMy Eco-World, Made In China by Loong, Michael

Deng Xiaoping introduced a market economy to China in 1978, and within a generation, China became the world's second-largest economy. Success brought some problems. Today, the country is gripped by rampant corruption, air and water pollution, food shortages, and escalating inflation-not to mention a severe shortage of affordable housing. But it's come up with a creative solution to overcome those challenges with its plan to establish an eco-world with 400 eco-cities. The unprecedented project seeks to incorporate state-of-the-art technology, automation, transportation enhancements, creative housing designs, and other innovations into daily life. Fossil fuels will be banned, vehicles will be battery powered, and there will be an unlimited supply of water, food, and energy. Arid lands will be rejuvenated with trees and vegetation. It won't be cheap, but trillions of dollars will be saved, millions of people will be lifted out of poverty, and the entire world will be changed as China creates a new, eco-world.

Pyschology In Asia: An IntroductionPyschology In Asia: An Introduction by Sun Tien-Lun, Catherine

This is an introductory level textbook on psychology and human behavior with an Asian focus. The main aim of the book is to provide an introduction to the central tenets of psychology. Although its coverage is similar to other books on the market, examples and chapters will be culturally relevant to students in Asia, connected to the region's culture and history. The book covers essential topics of psychology such as personality, human development, psychological disorders, gender and sexuality, emotion, and positive psychology. Readers will learn core topics and classical studies that originate in the West, but do so alongside the important contribution that Asian psychology makes to the field.

Zika: The Emerging EpidemicZika: The Emerging Epidemic by Mcneil Jr., Donald G.

A gripping narrative about the Zika virus outbreak from The New York Times science reporter covering the epidemic. It sets the facts straight in a fascinating exploration of Zika's origins, how it is spreading, the race for a cure and what we can do to protect ourselves now.

Pain-Free Desk Warrior, The: Free Yourself From Aches And PainsPain-Free Desk Warrior, The: Free Yourself From Aches And Pains by Tho, Gary

If you are suffering from body aches and pain, this book is for you. It brings together over a decade's worth of health adjustment experience in helping people to overcome pain permanently to create the 6-step approach outlined. Specifically written for busy business owners, corporate professionals and executives to get out and stay out of pain so you can work hard, play hard and leave fatigue and illness behind.

Footprints On An Island: Rediscovering Pulau UbinFootprints On An Island: Rediscovering Pulau Ubin by Chua Ee Kiam; Chii Mui Eng; Wong Tuan Wah

This book documents the natural and cultural heritage of one of Singapore's best kept secrets, Pulau Ubin. The story of Pulau Ubin's evolution over the years is a fascinating yet often overlooked part of SG's history. The island is now at the crossroads of how much of its rustic charm to retain and to what extent modernity and development should take place. Due to these challenges, there is a greater urgency to protect its perecious heritage. Contained within these pages are untold stories of some of the island's pioneering residents. inhabitants. Through images and oral histories, readers will be taken through time, through forests unexplored, over idyllic shores and to sites long-forgotten. This book attempts to add to the understanding of Pulau Ubin's past, present and future and so enable more Singaporeans to rediscover and better appreciate the island.

Traditional Thai Medicine: Buddhism, Animism, Yoga, AyurvedaTraditional Thai Medicine: Buddhism, Animism, Yoga, Ayurveda by Salguero, C. Pierce

This book presents readers with the definitive overview of the history and contemporary practice of TTM. This is an updated, re-organized, and mostly re-written edition of the 2007 book that provided English-language readers with the first comprehensive overview of traditional Thai medicine in print. The culmination of two decades of field study, academic research, and teaching experience, this book approaches TTM from an academic perspective, but it is geared toward practitioners, tourists, and general readers. It provides a broad-brush history of Thai medicine from ancient times to the present day, and describes in detail the unique synthesis of healing practices that is found today across Thailand. The author demonstrates that traditional Thai medicine is not a timeless static tradition, but rather a dynamic and syncretic combination of multiple cultural influences, including Theravada Buddhism, Ayurveda, yoga, Tantra, Chinese medicine, Western tourism, and indigenous spirit religions.

Power Of Posture, The: Mindful Alignment For A Pain-Free LifePower Of Posture, The: Mindful Alignment For A Pain-Free Life by Mahtani, Renu

Do you suffer from back, neck and shoulder pains? Are you unable to lose weight? Do you have a weak core and flabby muscles? The solution to your woes may lie in something as simple as your posture. The Power of Posture is your one-stop guide to successfully resolving your body's issues and replenish your health and vitality. Dr. Renu Mahtani, MD, is a practicing physician who runs the Param Yoga centre in Pune. Her holistic approach towards health and lifestyle incorporates customised breath therapy, yoga and pilate techniques, not just for aches and pains but also for chronic diseases, low immune conditions, anxiety and depression.

Magical Mahogany: A Personal Encounter With One Of Singapore's Most Commonly Seen TreesMagical Mahogany: A Personal Encounter With One Of Singapore's Most Commonly Seen Trees by Francis Lim Leong Keng

Francis Lim weaves a fascinating story of the mahogany tree by blending together selected scientific facts with a rich concoction of medicinal folklore as well as elements like personal encounters, field studies and observations, experiments, and discoveries about the life and times of one of the world's best known tropical hardwood tree, the mahogany. The result is an endearing and engaging account of many aspects of this incredibly resilient and useful tree.

Sketchbook Of Philippine Garden OrchidsSketchbook Of Philippine Garden Orchids by Gozon, Patrick Andrew

This book highlights commonly cultivated species and other resilient Philippine ornamental orchids as a visual reference. The description of these specimens were written by artist, architect and devoted gardener Patrick Gozon. The book showcases 50 colourful illustrations of popular and notable orchid varieties recommended for use in tropical gardens and Philippine-inspired landscapes. The accompanying drawings attempt to capture these orchids' beauty as subjects in art.

Visual Celebration Of Borneo's WildlifeVisual Celebration Of Borneo's Wildlife by Lai, Fanny; Bjorn Olesen

Illustrated with more than 350 images, taken by Bjorn Olesen and other wildlife photographers, this is a photographic tribute to the most spectacular wildlife species on the second-largest tropical island on Earth. It displays nature's beauty, revealing many private moments of the astonishing biodiversity of Borneo, where nature runs riot. It also describes the top 16 wildlife locations in Borneo, with a comprehensive list of recommended reading, websites and blogs provided.

88 Privacy Breaches To Beware Of From Real-Life Experiences Experiences88 Privacy Breaches To Beware Of From Real-Life Experiences Experiences by Kevin Shepherdson, William Hio; Lyn Boxall

Over a hundred countries in the world have a comprehensive data protection law and it is very easy for individuals and companies to breach these laws. Data or privacy breaches are on the rise and businesses can be prosecuted under data protection laws. Fines for non-compliance can be up to 4% of global revenues for EU countries. The focus on this book is operational compliance. The book is for everyone as all of us in the course of our daily work process personal data. Organised into sections, each idea provides practical advice and examples of how a breach of the law may happen.

Pain Free: True Stories Of Transformation From Chronic Pain To Instant ReliefPain Free: True Stories Of Transformation From Chronic Pain To Instant Relief by Vistisen, Else

Now is the time to return to your best and lead a pain-free and joyful fulfilled life. That is the message of this individualized long-lasting pain solutions that are effective, none invasive and intuitive for eliminating chronic pain without drugs, no remedies and no oils or expensive physical therapy.

Temasekia: 50 Plants And Animals Native To SingaporeTemasekia: 50 Plants And Animals Native To Singapore by Chua, Marcus Ah (Ed.)

This book celebrates the biodiversity of Singapore and discoveries throughout the nation's history. The species featured in this book were described from specimens collected from Singapore, with some bearing a scientific name related to the history, geography, folklore or cultural heritage of Singapore. A select few are found only in Singapore and nowhere else in the world. All these organisms are the life and soul of the land first known as Temasek, which was the earliest name of the island and settlement located on the present day Singapore. These are the "original Singaporeans".

Taryn Simon: Field Guide To The Birds Of The West IndiesTaryn Simon: Field Guide To The Birds Of The West Indies by

In 1936 an American ornithologist named James Bond published the definitive taxonomy Birds of the West Indies. Ian Fleming, an active bird-watcher living in Jamaica, appropriated the name for his novel's lead character. In this book, Taryn Simon casts herself as James Bond (1900-89) the ornithologist, and identifies, photographs and classifies all the birds that appear within the 24 films of the James Bond franchise. The appearance of many of the birds was unplanned and virtually undetected, operating as background noise for whatever set they happened to fly into. Simon's ornithological discoveries occupy a liminal space-confined within the fiction of the James Bond universe and yet wholly separate from it. This taxonomy of 331 birds is a precise consideration of a new nature found in an alternate reality.

Catastrophe & Regeneration In Indonesia's Peatlands: Ecology, Economy & SocietyCatastrophe & Regeneration In Indonesia's Peatlands: Ecology, Economy & Society by Kosuke Mizuno, Motoko S. Fujita & Shuichi Kawai

The serious degradation of the vast peatlands of Indonesia since the 1990s is the proximate cause of the haze that endangers public health in Indonesian Sumatra and Borneo, and also in neighbouring Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. Moreover peatlands that have been drained and cleared for plantations are a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. This new book explains the degradation of peat soils and outlines a potential course of action to deal with the catastrophe looming over the region. This book argues that regeneration is possible through a new policy of people's forestry that includes reforestation and rewetting peat soils.

Infectious Diseases And Singapore: Past, Present, And FutureInfectious Diseases And Singapore: Past, Present, And Future by Hsu Li Yang; Vincent Pang Junxiong

Singapore is a young nation at the crossroads of Asia and consistently faces the threat of infectious diseases. The infectious disease threats have changed with the times-it began with malaria, cholera and plague during the earliest days of the Straits Settlements; to vaccine-preventable diseases such as polio and smallpox; and now modern scourges including HIV, SARS, pandemic influenza, and antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Singapore has accomplished much to control and overcome the threat of infectious diseases. The collected stories and records in this volume provides and account of how Singapore's heathcare system has contributed to global and regional health and how hard-won is the protection from infectious diseases that we take for granted today.

Climate Change And The Bay Of Bengal: Evolving Geographies Of Fear And HopeClimate Change And The Bay Of Bengal: Evolving Geographies Of Fear And Hope by Sanjay Chaturvedi & Vijay Sakhuja

Climate Change and the Bay of Bengal argues that in the era of climate change radically different understandings of security and sovereignty are at work. It questions the geopolitics of fear and the manner in which meta-narratives of climate change tend to privilege the "global" and "national" scales over other scales, especially the regional and the local. The authors argue in favour of a new imagination of the Bay of Bengal space as a semi-enclosed sea, embedded in a large marine ecosystem, under the relevant provisions of the UNCLOS that impose various obligations upon its signatories to cooperate at a regional level.

Essentials Of Counselling Competencies: A Practical GuideEssentials Of Counselling Competencies: A Practical Guide by Tan Chue Tin; Jessica Leong Et. Al.

A counsellor's self-awareness and understanding of what counselling is, and what it is not, are foundational for a beginning counsellor's learning journey. Just as important is the ability to connect with a client from the first contact to closure, as well as to understand and utilise effective counselling skills. This practical guide taps on the four authors' considerable expertise and experience to highlight the most critical competencies any counsellor should aspire to acquire. It will serve as a relevant and useful reference for students of counselling and mental health, as well as for practising counsellors and those working in the mental health field, such as nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, psychologists, doctors and psychiatrists.

Heritage Trees Of PenangHeritage Trees Of Penang by Gardner, Simon; P. Sidisunthorn; Lai Ee May

This is a celebration of 200 trees which form an integral part of the natural, cultural and urban heritage of Penang. This unique book covers a wide range of both forest and cultivated species, each with a special story to tell. Richly illustrated with 72 original watercolours and over 1,200 photographs, this invaluable guide is a beautiful and authoritative companion to Penang s botanical inheritance.