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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.

Winged Wonders: Malaysian HeritageWinged Wonders: Malaysian Heritage by Hum Kim Choy (Photos); Ooi Poh Sim (Text)

Winged Wonders: Malaysian Heritage is the companion and sequel to Winged Wonders in Malaysia. It represents the culmination of the last decade of bird watching and bird photography. All of the colour photographs and the over-90 bird species featured in this book are new and not recycled, lovingly captured in their natural habitats - lowlands; mudflats and mangroves; ricefields; freshwater wetlands; scrublands; lowland, small hill and highland forests.

1001 Garden Plants In Singapore1001 Garden Plants In Singapore by Chen, Lily; Ang Wee Foong; Arthur Ng Et Al

1001 Garden Plants in Singapore presents a quick pictorial reference to the great selection of plants found in Singapore. More than 2,000 plants have been selected for the enjoyment of all, including novice gardeners, students, keen enthusiasts and professionals in the field.

Clinical Psychology In Singapore: An Asian CasebookClinical Psychology In Singapore: An Asian Casebook by Lange, Gregor; John Davison (Eds.)

This casebook is a unique resource, offering never before documented insights into the practices and principles of clinical psychologists within local mental health services in Singapore. The 20 fascinating chapters provide comprehensive coverage of the assessment, formulation and treatment for clients across the lifespan. It includes accounts of clients with common mental health problems such as depression and panic disorder as well as more unusual problems like pyromania, exhibitionism and frontal-lobe epilepsy. This casebook is an ideal complement to abnormal, counseling or clinical psychology courses.

Rare Treasures: From The Library Of The Natural History MuseumRare Treasures: From The Library Of The Natural History Museum by Magee, Judith (Ed.)

The Library of the Natural History Museum contains one of the most exciting and comprehensive collections of natural history literature and artworks to be found anywhere in the world. Rare Treasures is a stunningly illustrated guide to a special selection of some of its most highly valued books, chosen for their scientific and artistic merit. For each book there is an essay by a Museum expert, explaining the role it played in the development of natural history.Accompanying the guide are 40, visually appealing colour prints, reproduced directly from the books and printed on the highest quality paper.

Headstrong Performance: Improve Your Mental Performance With Nutrition, Exercise And NeuroscienceHeadstrong Performance: Improve Your Mental Performance With Nutrition, Exercise And Neuroscience by Daane, Marcel

This breakthrough book challenges traditional views about business, leadership, and performance by linking the benefits of nutrition and exercise with the power of neuroscience to optimize executive performance. Armed with the latest science, this book provides numerous highly effective health strategies that will enable today's professionals to work toward improved, sustainable business performance-and remain at the top of their game for years to come.

Biodiversity: Nature Conservation In The Greening Of SingaporeBiodiversity: Nature Conservation In The Greening Of Singapore by

In a small city-state where land is considered a scarce resource, the tension between urban development and biodiversity conservation, which often involves protecting areas of forest from being cleared for development, has always been present. In recent years, the issue of biodiversity conservation has become more prominent in Singapore, both for the government and its citizens. This study documents the evolution of Singapore's biodiversity conservation efforts and the on-going paradigm shifts in biodiversity conservation as Singapore moves from a Garden City to a City in a Garden.

Collaborative Governance Of Forestry: Towards Sustainable Forest Resource UtilizationCollaborative Governance Of Forestry: Towards Sustainable Forest Resource Utilization by Motomu Tanaka & Makoto Inoue (Eds.)

This extensive reference writes a modern history of forestry in Japan, Indonesia, the Solomon Islands, and other Asian countries, reflecting industrial and colonial exploitation, periods of excessive deforestation, and the alienation of local residents from natural resources. Drawing on their experience as "participant observers" in local practice, the authors suggest new, "inclusive" approaches to forestry governance that support sustainable development, environmental preservation, and the productive collaboration by various stakeholders.

Community, Commons And Natural Resource Management In AsiaCommunity, Commons And Natural Resource Management In Asia by Yanagisawa, Haruka (Ed.)

Managing the commons natural resources held in common by particular communities is a complex challenge. How have Asian societies handled resources of this sort in the face of increasing marketization and quickly growing demand for resources? And how have resource management regimes changed over time, with state formation, modernization, development, and globalization? Resource management developed in response to social and economic pressures, and the state has been at various times both a beneficial and a negative influence on the development of community-level systems of managing the commons. The chapters in this volume show that a simple modernist framework cannot adequately capture this process, and the institutional changes it involved.

Rainforest In A CityRainforest In A City by Chua Ee Kiam

This book showcases the habitats and unique biodiversity of the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve and the Central Catchment Nature Reserve . Featuring 477 images, it provides interesting details of more than 200 species of animals and more than 80 species of plants. The book highlights many species that have rarely, if ever, been photographed before.

Moving Towards A Brighter Tomorrow: The Essential Resource For People With Parkinson Disease And Their CaregiversMoving Towards A Brighter Tomorrow: The Essential Resource For People With Parkinson Disease And Their Caregivers by Tan, Louis (Ed.)

Provides comprehensive and current information on Parkinson disease and the effective ways in which people with Parkinson and their caregivers can cope with the challenges of this condition. This latest edition features new chapters on Parkinson disease and its management strategies, while providing tips on improving balance and preventing falls, and techniques to keep the mind active. It also includes useful information on self-care for caregivers and presents the latest research findings on potential new treatments.

Flora Illustrata: Great Works From The Luesther T. Mertz Library Of The New York Botanical GardenFlora Illustrata: Great Works From The Luesther T. Mertz Library Of The New York Botanical Garden by Fraser, Susan M.; Vanessa Bezemer Sellers (Eds.)

The renowned LuEsther T. Mertz Library of The New York Botanical Garden counts among its holdings many of the most beautiful and pioneering botanical and horticultural works ever created. More than eight centuries of knowledge, from the twelfth century to the present, are represented in the library's collection of over one million items. In this sumptuously illustrated volume, international experts introduce us to some of the library's most fascinating works-exceedingly rare books, stunning botanical artworks, handwritten manuscripts, Renaissance herbals, nursery catalogs, explorers' notebooks, and more. The contributors hold these treasures up for close inspection and offer surprising insights into their histories and importance.

Swiftlets Of Borneo: Builders Of Edible Nests by Lim Chan Koon & Earl Of Cranbrook

Since the close of the 16th century AD, the edible nests of swiftlets have aroused the perplexed curiosity of European travellers to South-east Asia, while at the same time providing one of the most important constituents of traditional Chinese medicine. For both cultures — western and eastern — this book clarifies the nature of these nests, the troglodytic lives of the birds that build them, and the exploitation of this highly valuable natural resource. Successively, and together, the two authors have studied these matters for 55 years, from Sarawak through the length and breadth of Borneo and beyond. Borneo is now the world’s most important source of wild edible nests. These are built by four species of swiftlets, three of which echolocate while the fourth does not. This significant difference is reflected in details of the birds’ breeding cycles, elucidated in full for the first time in these pages. With this clear understanding, it is at last possible to recommend procedures, now proven by the lead author’s work to be effective, for the sustainable management of this unique wildlife resource. There is, at last, real hope for successful programmes of sustainable management. The advice is contained within these pages!

Naturalist's Guide To The Birds Of China Southeast China, Including ShanghaiNaturalist's Guide To The Birds Of China Southeast China, Including Shanghai by Liu Yang; Yong Ding Li; Yu Yat-Tung

This easy-to-use identification guide to the 280 bird species most commonly seen in Southeast China is perfect for resident and visitor alike. High quality photographs from the region's top nature photographers are accompanied by detailed species descriptions which include nomenclature, size, distribution, habits and habitat. The user-friendly introduction covers geography and climate, vegetation, opportunities for naturalists and the main sites for viewing the listed species. Also included is an all-important checklist of all of the birds of Southeast China encompassing, for each species, its common and scientific name, IUCN status as at 2011.

Naturalist's Guide To The Birds Of SingaporeNaturalist's Guide To The Birds Of Singapore by Yong Dong Li, Lim Kim Chuah & Lee Tiah Khee

This easy-to-use identification guide to the 280 bird species most commonly seen in Singapore is perfect for resident and visitor alike. High quality photographs from Singapore's top nature photographers are accompanied by detailed species descriptions which include nomenclature, size, distribution, habits and habitat. The user-friendly introduction covers geography and climate, vegetation, opportunities for naturalists and the main sites for viewing the listed species. Also included is an all-important checklist of all of the birds of Singapore encompassing, for each species, its common and scientific name, IUCN status as at 2011.

Insider's View Of Emotional Traumas, An: How To Help Or Seek HelpInsider's View Of Emotional Traumas, An: How To Help Or Seek Help by Kumar, Dinesh

Contrary to popular belief, many mental health issues are transient. They can be healed with the help of a trained counsellor. This book deals with subjects such as anxiety, depression, marriage, suicide, child sexual abuse, adolescences and stress. Based on actual case studies, the text is written in simple, lucid language, devoid of technical jargon. It is primarily for lay people; for them to obtain a better understanding about themselves; and to provide insights to caregivers.

Ageing With Grace: The Complete Caregiver's GuideAgeing With Grace: The Complete Caregiver's Guide by Dr. Noorhazlina Bte Sli; Chong Mei Sian

This unique resource is a collection of information, experience and professional advice that is thoughtfully designed to assist the caregivers throughout the entire journey of caregiving, beginning from positive and active ageing, managing functional and medical frailty, right through to end-of-life issues where there is an appropriate shift in the goals of care towards comfort and dignity.