Na­ture’s Colony

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Em­pire, Na­tion and En­vi­ron­ment in the Sin­ga­pore Botanic Gar­dens Timothy P. Barnard “Fas­ci­nat­ing. For vis­i­tors since colo­nial times, the Gar­den has been a tran­quil win­dow into South­east Asia’s bio­di­ver­sity. The book con­jures up both the chang­ing ro­man­tic vi­sions and the sci­en­tific im­per­a­tives that in­spired the Gar­den’s cu­ra­tors. . . . Ge­nially writ­ten and rich in anec­dote, this book will en­chant both his­to­ri­ans and gen­eral read­ers.”—Robert Cribb, Aus­tralian Na­tional Univer­sity Paper $34.00

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