Private Lives: An Exposé Of Singapore's Rainforests


by Wang Luan Keng, Darren C.J. Et Al

Private Lives: An Exposé Of Singapore's Rainforests

Price:  US$25.19   (SGD32.71*)
Format:  Hard Cover, 298 pages
Published:  2012, Singapore, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9789810724726
SB#:  053666 (501)

About This Book

Being one of the most biologically diverse ecosystems on Planet Earth, the tropical rainforest used to cover most of Singapore. Unfortunately, much of Singapore's original jungle has been lost to human civilisation. Although small in size, these remnant pockets harbour rich plant and animal life, which, despite two centuries of study, still hold secrets and surprises that are still being revealed to this very day. Following the style and philosophy of the three earlier books in this "Private Lives" series, this book consists of 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. It is hoped that the reader will be entertained by these fascinating tales of the cast of real-life charactres, and become aware of the plight faced by them, and the efforts made to protect the tropical rainforest.


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