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.
Dynamic Environments of Singapore
AuthorsFriess, Daniel; Grahame Oliver
PublisherMcGraw-Hill Education (Asia)