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Author Stokes, Edward, 1948-

Title Hong Kong's wild places : an environmental exploration / Edward Stokes.

Published Hong Kong ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bund  333.782095125 STOK {Bund81 20190820}    AVAILABLE
 UniM Law FRASER  333.782095125 STOK    NOT FOR LOAN
Physical description xiii, 198 pages : colour illustrations ; 27 cm
Notes Color map of Hong Kong harbour on end papers.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-194) and index.
Contents 1. Primeval Landscape -- 2. The Central Mountains --3. 5000 BC-AD 1841 Settling the Land -- 4. Southern Islands -- 5. 1841-1900 That Barren Rock -- 6. Hong Kong Island -- 7. 1900-1941 Enduring Domains -- 8. Sai Kung Peninsula -- 9. 1945-1970 A Phoenix Rises -- 10. Lantau Island -- 11. 1970-1990 Commuter Countryside --12. The Remote North-East -- 13. 1990 and Beyond Vanishing Wild Places -- 14. The Mai Po Wetlands --15. Conclusion The Future Challenge -- Hiking and Conservation Notes.
Summary Follow Edward Stokes on this unforgettable journey across Hong Kong's natural landscape, and learn along the way the story of Hong Kong's environment. By way of photographs and lively narrative the author takes us through Hong Kong's wild placestowering peaks, grassy hills, wooded valleys, and coastal waters -revealing the surprisingly varied life that survives among them. This book documents the dramatic changes to Hong Kong's hills, valleys, and coasts, from their natural origins millions of years ago to the effects of widespread development in the 1990s. The author brings to light the unrelenting natural and man-made challenges to Hong Kong's environment - climatic conditions, population pressure, industrialization, and pollution. He celebrates the present beauty and grandeur of the remaining wild places, and highlights the recent damage wrought by man.
Local note Malcolm Fraser Collection copy donated by the Right Honourable Malcolm Fraser.
Malcolm Fraser Collection copy is inscribed: "(signature) Edward Stokes 1997"
Subject Nature -- Effect of human beings on -- China -- Hong Kong.
Landscape assessment -- China -- Hong Kong.
Environmental degradation -- China -- Hong Kong.
Conservation of natural resources -- China -- Hong Kong.
Hong Kong (China) -- Environmental conditions.
Local author Fraser, Malcolm, 1930-2015. Former owner.
Local series Malcolm Fraser Collection.
Local donor Fraser, Malcolm, 1930-2015. Donor.
Local author Stokes, Edward, 1948- Signer.
ISBN 0195866010