Singapore Biodiversity: An Encyclopedia of the Natural Environment and Sustainable Development

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Peter K. L. Ng, Richard Corlett, Hugh T. W. Tan
Editions Didier Millet, 2011 - Reference - 552 pages
Singapore is home to an astounding diversity of life from the bizarre looking Antlion to the engagingly named Slipper Limpet, and from the endangered Banded Leaf Monkey to the ocean dwelling Zebra Shark. This superbly illustrated volume written by the foremost authorities on the natural environment of Singapore and based on the latest data and fieldwork features 23 essays exploring the concepts of biodiversity, ecosystems, and sustainability, and describes more than 40,000 non-microbial species that make up the island┐s unique biodiversity. With its more than 2,000 full-colour photographs, illustrations and maps, engaging and informative text, this is a must-have volume for anyone interested in the astonishing variety of wildlife found in Singapore.
 

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Contents

Freshwater Ecosystems
52
Coastal Ecosystems
64
Marine Ecosystems
76
Urban Biodiversity
88
Threats to Singapore Biodiversity
96
Measuring and Monitoring Biodiversity
106
Climate Change and Biodiversity in Singapore
114
HIstory of Biodiversity Research
122
Formal Biodiversity Education
176
Nonformal Biodiversity Education
182
Nature Photography
190
Commercial Biodiversity
194
Legal Protection for Nature in Singapore
202
Sustainable Development
206
AZ of Organisms in Singapore
215
Bibliography
499

Modern Biodiversity Research
134
Public Policy and Strategy
148
Nongovernmental Organisations and the Nature Community
156
Culture and Tradition
162
Recreation and the Natural Environment
172
Picture Credits
499
Index
499
Back Cover
506
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