Life 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, 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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, 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.
Field Guide To The Bees And Wasps Of Singapore, A by Lee, John X.Q.
This fold-out pocket guide to bees and wasps of Singapore will enable an ordinary but sharp-eyed walker to observe and maybe identify the common bees and wasps which are diverse and easily met with in Singapore open spaces. After introductory information on common bees and wasps and their distribution, colour illustrations and habitat details are set out for 14 species of solitary and social bees, 25 species of social wasps, and also 3 mimics which are actually moths or flies. The authors point out that more knowledge and research into local bees and wasps is needed and that amateurs are encouraged to contribute.
Diversity Of Life On Earth From Heritage To Extinction, The by De Forges, Sylvain Richer
This book aims to address the dramatic issue of the acceleration of extinction of species on Earth as the result of human intrusion. In its unique format, it navigates surrounding concepts of biodiversity: the state of our knowledge; the diversity of life on Earth; where most life forms are found; the human impacts; the current status of extinctions; the potential of preserving biodiversity and its implications for human civilizations and what should be tried to preserve the diversity of life on Earth.
Key concepts of sustainable development are explored through a series of essays. Indeed, human activities are the main threat to biodiversity. As such, implementing more sustainable development models is key in reducing the impacts on biodiversity though modifications, among others, in our use of energy sources, the built environment and water management
Singapore Water Story, The: Sustainable Development In An Urban City-State by Tortajada, Cecilia; Yugal Joshi; Asit K. Biswas
Singapore′s journey during the past 45 years is an outstanding example that, in spite of multiple hardships, pragmatic policies, clear visions, long-term planning, forward-looking strategies and political will, as well as a relentless urge to improve, can result in strong foundations for sustainable development.
This book describes the journey of Singapore′s development and the fundamental role that water has had in shaping it. What makes this case so unique is that the quest for self-sufficiency in terms of water availability in a fast-changing urban context has been crucial to the way development policies and agendas have been planned throughout the years. The authors analyse plans, policies, institutions, laws and regulations, water demand and water supply strategies, water quality and water conservation considerations, partnerships and importance of the media. They assess overall how all these issues have evolved in response to the dynamic needs of the city-state.
The study of Singapore shows how a dynamic society can address development without losing its focus on the environment. In the city-state, environmental concerns in general, and water concerns in particular, have played a major role in its transformation from a third word to a first world country. How and why this transformation took place is the main focus of this authoritative book.
China Fast Forward: The Technologies, Green Industries And Innovations Driving The Mainland's Future by Dodson, Bill
In this book, Bill Dodson explores China's reincarnation from a closed, agrarian nation into a modern, high-tech superpower bent on literally cleaning up its act. It presents an on-the-ground survey and analysis of China's renewable and clean energy sector that identifies the kinds of projects and technologies Chinese enterprises and local governments are hungry for. It Includes a discussion on how successful Chinese companies are developing their brands to go head-to-head with the world's best-known companies, and discusses how central government conflicts of interest are actually foiling corporate and official drives to innovation across a range of sectors.
Using Traditional Chinese Medicine To Manage Your Emotional Health: How Herbs, Natural Foods, And Acupressure Can Regulate And Harmonize Your Mind And Body by Zhang Yifang
2013 second edition of the 2010 illustrated introduction to promoting wellbeing through traditional Chinese medicine is underpinned by the author's years of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practice in China and the US. With case material, graphics and photoinsets, advice is given on ways of managing and balancing emotions in today's unbalanced, pressured world. The basic systems of TCM analyses are explained and related to a patient's symptoms and the remedial goods or medicinal herbs prescribed. With diagnostic and remedy tables.
Wildlife Wonders Of China: A Pictorial Journey Through The Lens Of Conservationist Xi Zhinong by Xi Zhinong
These magnificent photostudies of some of the world's most rare and least known species of wildlife are fruits of 30 years' work by the celebrated Chinese conservationist and photographer Xi Zhinong. Two international zoologists introduce the volume which focuses on three of China's wildlife zones: the Tibetan Highlands alpine region; Xinjiang-Inner Mongolia dry land; and the monsoon region of Eastern China; with a separate chapter on migrating birds. Descriptions and habitat information complement the photographs which include previously unknown species such as the Yunnan snub-nosed monkey and the Przevalski Parrotbill, thought to be extinct. With details of 30 of China's Nature Reserves, and index.