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100 Useful Herbs Of Malaysia And Singapore: An Introduction To Their Medicinal, Culinary, Aromatic And Cosmetic Uses100 Useful Herbs Of Malaysia And Singapore: An Introduction To Their Medicinal, Culinary, Aromatic And Cosmetic Uses by Samy, Joseph; M. Sugumaran; Kate L.W. Lee

This book presents a clear and concise introduction to 100 common herbs of the region, highlighting their fascinating uses in traditional medicine, cooking, aromatherapy and fragrances. It defines herbs in the context of their uses and gives a brief historical background, notes on the developments of modern drug technology, and an account of edible herbs and essential oils. Adapted from the authors' book Herbs of Malaysia (2004), this present volume preserves the scientific rigour and expert knowledge of the original, while presenting the information in a more user-friendly format for general readers.

Baid, Hakim & Doctors: The Medicine Heritage Of IndiaBaid, Hakim & Doctors: The Medicine Heritage Of India by Sharma, Sanjay

This illuminating and often astonishing book, skilfully creates a rich tapestry from the writings, experiences, and evolving medical knowledge, of the diverse healers who have practiced their craft and calling in the vast lands of India. Baid, Hakim & Doctors is based on the lesser known medical histories of India that have remained buried in the pages of oft-forgotten medical periodicals and journals, until now.

There Is Life After Dialysis: Treatment, Regimen, Diet & CookbookThere Is Life After Dialysis: Treatment, Regimen, Diet & Cookbook by Shankar, Vijay N.

This book deals with dialysis issues such as side effects, blood and chemical imbalances, and other problems. Most importantly, it looks at ways of living with dialysis with the correct medical and dietary regulations. This book has been written to inspire and guide dialysis patients and their families on how to manage issues raised by dialysis and to inform them about food choices and diet that can make their lives easier.

Sea Inside, TheSea Inside, The by Hoare, Philip

A startling new book, his most personal to date, from Philip Hoare, winner of the 2009 Samuel Johnson Prize for 'Leviathan'. In 'The Sea Inside', Philip Hoare sets out to rediscover the sea, its islands, birds and beasts. He begins on the south coast where he grew up, a place of almost monastic escape. From there he travels to the other side of the world - the Azores, Sri Lanka, New Zealand - in search of encounters with animals and people. Navigating between human and natural history, he asks what these stories mean for us now. Along the way we meet an amazing cast; from scientists to tattooed warriors; from ravens to whales and bizarre creatures that may, or may not, be extinct. Part memoir, part fantastical travelogue, 'The Sea Inside' takes us on an astounding journey of discovery.

Dynamics Of Governing It Innovation In Singapore: A CasebookDynamics Of Governing It Innovation In Singapore: A Casebook by Pan, Gary

Focusing on issues in the management and governance of IT innovation, this book links concepts and theories of academic learning to actual real-life scenarios from the successful experiences of public and private sector organisations in Singapore. While there is little disagreement that innovation is the fundamental source of value creation and competitive advantage, investment in IT to support and foster innovation by no means guarantees success. There are various issues to be considered, such as the question of processes and structures that need to be in place in order to maximise value, how to leverage IT innovation to formulate constantly evolving strategies so as to seize emergent opportunities, and how to overcome challenges faced in implementation, amongst others. Suitable as a complement to main texts for academic courses on accounting information systems and management information systems, as well as a guide for business professionals in this field, the book provides a concise introduction on the subject through the use of case studies and teaching notes, affording a broad perspective on the most important issues.

Minding The Gaps: Parenting A Child With Learning DisordersMinding The Gaps: Parenting A Child With Learning Disorders by Fung, Daniel; Sally Ang; Joolian Kheng Et Al

This clearly presented handbook is for parents whose children have been diagnosed as having a learning disorder. Based on Singapore's experience, it presents information about implications of the diagnosis and possible positive multi-dimensional approaches based on 1) innate ability and temperament 2) environment and support 3) motivation and attitude 4) physical health 5) mental health 6) resilience. The notes on parents' coping strategies, home activities, memorising strategies, occupational therapy, examinations, and parent support groups and clinic resources add practical value to this book, which will be widely welcomed. Book list and index.

Life In The Skies: Everything You Want To Know About FlyingLife In The Skies: Everything You Want To Know About Flying by Lim Khoy Hing

The author of this discussion of flying as it is today served for 40 years as a pilot and Captain with Royal Malaysian Air Force, Malaysia Airlines and Air Asia. His relaxed explanations of flying today are directed at ordinary passengers, those interested in careers in the air, and particularly to people who fear flying. With anecdotes, many "what ifs", photographs and sketch maps.

Photographic Guide To Birds Of Peninsular Malaysia And Singapore, APhotographic Guide To Birds Of Peninsular Malaysia And Singapore, A by Davison, G.W.H.; Chew Yen Fook

This neat 2013 edition of the 1995 pocket guide to birds of Malaysia and Singapore includes guidance on the equipment and approach needed for birdwatching and identification and the location of major coastal, open, and forest habitats. Thumbnail colour tabs, colour photo insets, and habitat and identification data are then given for some 250 bird species. Reading list and index of scientific and English names.

Tea Therapy: Natural Remedies Using Traditional Chinese MedicineTea Therapy: Natural Remedies Using Traditional Chinese Medicine by Lin Qianliang & Chen Xiaoyi

The authors of this comprehensive and attractively illustrated introduction to traditional Chinese tea therapy are qualified in both Western medicine and traditional Chinese medicine. After notes on the basic principles of Chinese traditional medicine in relation to tea therapy, a wide range of illnesses is linked with appropriate tea recipes and instructions for usage. Bibliography and index.

Connectome: How The Brain's Wiring Makes Us Who We AreConnectome: How The Brain's Wiring Makes Us Who We Are by Seung, Sebastian

In this groundbreaking book, pioneering neuroscientist Sebastian Seung shows that our identity does not lie in our genes, but in the connections between our brain cells - our own particular wiring, or 'connectomes'. Everything about us - emotions, thoughts, memories - is encoded in these tangled patterns of neural connections, and now Seung and a dedicated team are mapping them in order to uncover the basis of personality, explain disorders such as autism and depression, and even enable us to 'upload' our brains.

Digital State: How The Internet Is Changing EverythingDigital State: How The Internet Is Changing Everything by Pont, Simon

Simon Pont and his panel of experts examine and assess the digital impact on our world and consider its future implications. From new realities to transparency, the digital world is open source, instant access and with no more secrets. "Digital State" explores what this means for consumers and how they interact with businesses and the world around them. It also explores how businesses and brands can best evolve to prosper in a new era.

Pictorial Atlas Of AcupuncturePictorial Atlas Of Acupuncture by Lian Yu-Lian; Chun-Yan Chen

This atlas and manual of acupuncture by Swiss and Chinese traditional Chinese medicine practitioners is for the guidance of professionals and students seriously interested in the healing procedures. Pathways and sites of some 400 pressure points are located in colour photographs and their usage discussed. Glossary and reading list.

Coconut Oil Secret Exposed: From Spiritual To Scientific DiscoveryCoconut Oil Secret Exposed: From Spiritual To Scientific Discovery by Chou, Charles; Debbie Ng

This softback proclaims the curative value of coconut oil and the teachings of the late Madam Ho, a Taiwanese Master of Healing and the positive experience of an unnamed medical professor. Case studies and testimonies about recovery from a wide range of illnesses point to the curative and amelioratory properties of coconut oil. With digital references and bibliography.

Naturalist's Guide To The Snakes Of South-East Asia: Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Myanmar Borneo, Sumatra, Java And BaliNaturalist's Guide To The Snakes Of South-East Asia: Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Myanmar Borneo, Sumatra, Java And Bali by Das, Indraneil

This handy guide to snakes of Southeast Asia identifies 239 species. After introductory material which includes advice on dealing with snakes and snake bites, and a glossary, colour photographs, habitat and scientific details are given for each specices. With sketch maps, checklists of local and scientific names and distribution, reading list and index.

Naturalist's Guide To The Mammals Of South-East Asia: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, The Philippines, Singapore, Thailand And VietnamNaturalist's Guide To The Mammals Of South-East Asia: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, The Philippines, Singapore, Thailand And Vietnam by Shepherd, Chris R; Loretta Ann Shepherd

This handy identification guide lists 129 of the mammal species found in Southeast Asia. Some are common in most areas and others are among the world's most rare and threatened species. Almost all are shy of human beings. After introductory advice on mammal watching and a glossary, colour photographs, life cycle, habitat and distribution details are given for 129 species. With sketch maps, checklist of distribution, conservation status, English and scientific names, bibliography and index.

Darwin's Ghosts: In Search Of The First EvolutionistsDarwin's Ghosts: In Search Of The First Evolutionists by Stott, Rebecca

Soon after publication of On the Origin of Species, Charles Darwin received a letter that deeply unsettled him. He had expected outrage and accusations of heresy, but this letter was different: it accused him of taking credit for a theory that wasn't his. Yet when he tried to trace his intellectual forebears, he found that history had already forgotten them...Rediscovering Aristotle on the shores of Lesbos and Leonardo da Vinci fossil hunting in the Tuscan hills, this is a masterful retelling of the collective daring of a few like-minded men, whose early theories flew in the face of prevailing political and religious orthodoxies and laid the foundations for Darwin's revolutionary idea.

Thinking, Fast And SlowThinking, Fast And Slow by Kahneman, Daniel

Engaging the reader in a lively conversation about how we think, Kahneman reveals where we can and cannot trust our intuitions and how we can tap into the benefits of slow thinking. He offers practical and enlightening insights into how choices are made in both our business and our personal lives--and how we can use different techniques to guard against the mental glitches that often get us into trouble.

Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors And Harm PatientsBad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors And Harm Patients by Goldacre, Ben

Goldacre shares that all people should be able to understand precisely how data manipulation works and how research misconduct on a global scale affects everyone. This is the pharmaceutical industry as it has never been seen before.

New Digital Age, The: Reshaping The Future Of People, Nations And BusinessNew Digital Age, The: Reshaping The Future Of People, Nations And Business by Schmidt, Eric; Jared Cohen

In this groundbreaking book, Schmidt and Cohen combine observation and insight to outline the promise and peril awaiting us in the coming decades. At once pragmatic and inspirational, this is a forward-thinking account of where our world is headed and what this means for people, states and businesses. With the confidence and clarity of visionaries, Schmidt and Cohen illustrate just how much we have to look forward to-and beware of-as the greatest information and technology revolution in human history continues to evolve.

Field Guide To The Dragonflies Of Singapore, AField Guide To The Dragonflies Of Singapore, A by Chow, Lena; Gan Cheong Weei; Tsang Kwok Choong

This fold-out pocket field guide concerns Singapore's dragonflies and damselflies - the often impressively beautiful inhabitants of many of our streams, parks and wetlands. Colour insets, scientific names and measurements are given for 84 of the 131 named species known in Singapore (of which 5 are thought to be extinct). Sightings can be noted in the space provided.