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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.

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.

Of Green Leaf, Bird And Flower: Artists' Books And The Natural WorldOf Green Leaf, Bird And Flower: Artists' Books And The Natural World by Fairman, Elisabeth

Highlighting an enduring interest in natural history from the 16th century to the present, this gorgeous book explores depictions of the natural world, from centuries-old manuscripts to contemporary artists' books. It examines the scientific pursuits in the 18th and 19th centuries that resulted in the collecting and cataloguing of the natural world. Featuring dazzling illustrations, the book itself is designed to evoke a fieldwork notebook, and features a collection pocket and ribbon markers.

Agriculture In The Malaysian RegionAgriculture In The Malaysian Region by Hill, R. D.

Malaysia's transition from a country dependent on agriculture and mining to an industrialized society is readily apparent, but the process of change remains poorly understood. When R.D. Hill began studying agriculture in Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei in the 1960s, he found swiddening, market-gardening, semi-commercial wet-rice cultivation and large scale plantations. Today, Malaysian agriculture has become highly capital-intensive and increasingly specialized, and many forms of production have all but disappeared. Once dependent on the export of primary products such as tin, rubber and palm oil, Malaysia is now an industrialized, middle income country. Singapore has nearly abandoned its primary sector. This completely revised edition of Hill's 1982 study, with two lengthy new chapters, explains the evolution of agriculture in Malaysia, Brunei and Singapore over the last forty years, with particular attention to the agro-ecosystems of the major crops.

Guide To The Common Epiphytes And Mistletoes Of Singapore, AGuide To The Common Epiphytes And Mistletoes Of Singapore, A by Yong, Jean W,H.; James Wang Wei Et Al

This book is the first to profile the unique epiphytic plant communities found in Singapore. The canopies of tropical trees are often festooned with luxuriant masses of delicate ferns, orchids and mistletoes; these veritable aerial gardens are one of the most biodiverse habitats on the planet. Yet, despite their prevalence in tropical urban landscapes, many of these fascinating aerial plants remain unappreciated and misunderstood. The first section of this book provides a concise scientific introduction to the biology of epiphytes and mistletoes, including their taxonomy, life-cycles, adaptive strategies and interactions with their hosts and arboreal fauna. The second section serves as a field guide for identifying all of the common epiphytes and mistletoes found in Singapore. Copious illustrations of both vegetative and fertile characters are provided to enable nature lovers and plant hobbyists to confidently identify all the common species, including epiphytic ferns, orchids, hoyas, dischidias, rubiaceous ant-plants and mistletoes.

Lotus: Photographs And Chinese Poems by Teoh Eng Soon

An auspicious flower in Asia, the lotus symbolizes purity, beauty and nobility. At the rustic level, it stands for abundance, fertility and continuity. It has been a favourite art motif for three millennia in China and India. The different faces and phases of the lotus are explored in over 200 photographs within this book. Chinese poems that mention the lotus and calligraphic rendition of some poems are included to enrich the presentation. The book features a Foreword written by eminent scholar Professor Wang Gungwu.

Dynamic Environments Of SingaporeDynamic Environments Of Singapore by Friess, Daniel; Grahame Oliver

Singapore, the "little red dot" is often considered a highly urbanised city-state with little or no natural environment. However, Singapore is underpinned by a complex, varied and dynamic biophysical environment that is often hidden from view. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the varied biophysical environments that make up modern Singapore. It is interdisciplinary, and considers the links between long-term geological processes, alongside more dynamic environments on Singapore's surface, including coastal, terrestrial and aquatic environments. Readers are introduced to key concepts and case studies in Earth Sciences, Geography, Biology and Ecology, within a Singapore context. The understanding of Singapore's biophysical environment is crucial in a dynamic world of urbanisation, future land use change decisions and the threat of global climate change. Written in an engaging and easy-to-understand style, with the full use of colour maps and diagrams, it is suitable for use in introductory undergraduate and junior college courses.

Gerontological Counselling: An Introductory HandbookGerontological Counselling: An Introductory Handbook by Mehta, Kalyani K.; Helen Ko

Social workers and counsellors face a myriad of complex issues and problems related to ageing when working with older clients and their families. Yet, many social workers and counsellors do not have specialized training in gerontological counselling. This is a trainer's guide to counselling elders and their family members from Asian backgrounds, with emphasis on: ageing processes and issues, counselling older persons and their families, and culture-specific factors which affect the experiences of older persons.

Annotated Malay Archipelago By Alfred Wallace, TheAnnotated Malay Archipelago By Alfred Wallace, The by Van Wyhe, John

Wallace's Malay Archipelago is a classic account of the travels of a Victorian naturalist through island Southeast Asia. It has been loved by readers ever since its publication in 1869. This edition explains, updates and corrects the original text with an historical introduction and hundreds of explanatory notes.

Malesian Orchid Journal: Vol. 13 (2014)Malesian Orchid Journal: Vol. 13 (2014) by

The more we know, the more we know how little we know. This observation is entirely applicable to our knowledge of Malesian orchids. Numerous Malesian orchids are only recorded from a handful of specimens, often collected decades ago. Of most species we don't know the pollinators. In quite a few cases all we have is a sketchy description in Latin, the type material being lost.

Malesian Orchid Journal: Vol. 12 (2013)Malesian Orchid Journal: Vol. 12 (2013) by

The more we know, the more we know how little we know. This observation is entirely applicable to our knowledge of Malesian orchids. Numerous Malesian orchids are only recorded from a handful of specimens, often collected decades ago. Of most species we don't know the pollinators. In quite a few cases all we have is a sketchy description in Latin, the type material being lost.

Malesian Orchid Journal: Vol. 11 (2013)Malesian Orchid Journal: Vol. 11 (2013) by

The more we know, the more we know how little we know. This observation is entirely applicable to our knowledge of Malesian orchids. Numerous Malesian orchids are only recorded from a handful of specimens, often collected decades ago. Of most species we don't know the pollinators. In quite a few cases all we have is a sketchy description in Latin, the type material being lost.