Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/151327
Title: Nature Contained: Environmental Histories of Singapore
Authors: Timothy P. Barnard 
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: NUS Press
Citation: Timothy P. Barnard (2014). Nature Contained: Environmental Histories of Singapore : 328. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: How has Singapore's environment and location in a zone of extraordinary biodiversity influenced the economic, political, social and intellectual history of the island since the early 19th century? What are the antecedents to Singapore's image of itself as a City in a Garden? Grounding the story of Singapore within an understanding of its environment opens the way to an account of the past that is more than a story of trade, immigration and nation building. Each of the chapters in this volume focusing on topics ranging from tigers and plantations to trade in exotic animals and the greening of the city, and written by botanists, historians, anthropologists, and naturalists examines how humans have interacted with and understood the natural environment on a small island in Southeast Asia over the past 200 years, and conversely how this environment has influenced humans. Between the chapters are traveller's accounts and primary documents that provide eyewitness descriptions of the events examined in the text. In this regard, Nature Contained: Environmental Histories of Singapore provides new insights into the Singaporean past, and reflects much of the diversity, and dynamism, of environmental history globally.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/151327
ISBN: 9789971698072
9789971697907
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