Thanks to the kind support of N. Sivasothi, the first sale of the Wild Singapore book will be at the National University of Singapore from today!
From Siva's blog post: The hard cover book will be launched in November and the price will be $69.90. Prompted for a discount or our biodiversity students, the publisher, Pansing Distribution Pte Ltd, agreed to extend a limited and super special offer of $40.00 to ALL students and staff of NUS at the first book sale for this publication. Just turn up with cash and show your matric/staff card to enjoy the super-special price!
Fri 19 Oct 2012: 1.00pm-3.00pm
Outside Life Science Lab 7 (S2-03)
(Before the LSM1103 Animal Diversity Practical)
Tue 23 Oct 2012: 3.00pm – 5.00pm
NUS LT32 lobby (S1A-01)
(Before the LSM1103 Ecydysozoa II & Deuterostomes I Lecture)
Other upcoming sale venues
20 Oct (Sat): Public forum on Bukit Brown and on wild pigs in Singapore 8.30-11.30am at the Singapore Science Centre. Books will be sold at a discounted price of S$49.90 to those attending the forum. more details about this forum
More about the Wild Singapore book
I was going to do a little post about the book before the official launch, but since it's already making its way into the world, I thought I should share a little more about it.
It is mere chance that the book has the same name as the wildsingapore web resources that I run and fund alone as a volunteer. As many will know, I focus mainly on marine biodiversity.
The Wild Singapore book is part of the illustrious series of 'Wild' books such as Wild Malaysia, Wild Sabah that are now managed by John Beaufoy who publishes an incredible number and variety of nature books! I was quite touched to be invited by Geoffrey Davison and John Beaufoy to help out when they decided to do a Wild Singapore book. And astonished that they would choose my favourite photo of Kusu Island with the city skyline on the horizon for the cover! Also glad to work with Benjamin Lee, whose photos of our forests I've long admired.
Thanks to John Beaufoy, the preface is penned by Dr Jane Goodall! While Prof Leo Tan (my sea shore hero) kindly penned the Foreword. I think it is so appropriate that this book is dedicated to Lady McNeice who has done so much for nature in Singapore and is sorely missed.
The Wild Singapore book is much more than just marine biodiversity! Geoffrey Davison and Benjamin Lee penned many chapters covering Singapore's past, present and future, as well as Singapore's awesome terrestrial biodiversity.
Con Foley's awesome photos of seabirds and marine mammals in the book.
TeamSeagrass at work is on the inside front cover.
wildsingapore facebook any other opportunities to buy this book.
Thank you for your encouragement and support!
There's also a write up about the book on the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research blog and on My Green Space an NParks newsletter.
[Update: Also a lovely write up - Singapore's 'surprisingly green face' in new book by David Ee Straits Times 7 Nov 12, also on wildsingapore news.]