Against Every Hope: India, Mother Teresa and a Baby Girl
WordCrafts Press, 2018
A memoir follows Bonnie and husband Cliff as they climb every mountain and meet every challenge in their journey to adopt a baby girl from Mother Teresa during the turbulent years of Indira Gandhi's regime in the mid-1980's. Full of miracle and mystery, the story is a testimony not only to the choice of adoption but also to the power of faith, courage, and persistence in pursuing our dreams.
The World in a Garden: Singapore's Gardens by the Bay
Marshall Cavendish, 2016
This beautifully illustrated picture book describes the development of the award-winning botanical and architectural wonder, Gardens by the Bay, one of Singapore's most visited attractions. Located on the edge of the South China Sea, tropical Gardens by the Bay holds two soaring conservatories filled with cool-climate plants from every continent except Antarctica. Eighteen towering "Supertrees " rising as high as 16 stories, are clad with a profusion of ferns, orchids, and bromeliads. Spread over 90 football fields, the Gardens provides a haven for wildlife in the new downtown and a recreational hub for the people of Singapore. A must buy for gardeners and lovers of gardens.
Gardens of Perpetual Summer: The Singapore Botanic Gardens
National Parks Board, 2009
This picture-book celebration of the 150th anniversary of Singapore Botanic Gardens details the expansion and redevelopment of UNESCO's famous World Heritage Site. It begins with an historical overview from "Mad Ridley" and the Malayan rubber industry, through Professor Holttum's experiments with orchid hybridization and the Japanese occupation, to the greening of Singapore in the 1970's. The Gardens Renewed section reflects completion of the master plan for redevelopment (1989-2006) including the National Orchid Garden and Visitor Center, Cool House and Ginger Garden, and the research and education complex in the Tanglin Core. In the pipeline are plans for the Extension: a healing garden, a fragrant garden, ethnobotany garden, and ecowalk. The Jacob Ballas Children's Garden was opened in 2007.
Visions of Delight: The Singapore Botanic Gardens Through the Ages
Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1989
On the 130th anniversary of the Singapore Botanic Gardens, this master plan for redevelopment into three cores incorporates SBG's history, as well as its prospectus for the 21st century. Enhanced with photographs by Marlane Guelden, the book highlights the living collection, including its world-famous orchids, palm collection, economic plants, the Gardens' Jungle, landmarks, and myriad decorative features.
Singapore Green: A History and Guide to the Botanic Gardens
Times Books International, 1983
This compact paperback is designed, along with its foldout map and index, to take visitors on a walk-about through Singapore's natural treasure, as it was laid out in 1859. Information about theme gardens, plants, trees, and other significant features are highlighted along the way. Singapore Green served as a textbook for botany students back in the day.
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