Explains, with the aid of many photographs and specially drawn diagrams and maps, how the geological, biological and agricultural processes slowly produced the natural landscape; and how the rapid expansion of the population had a swift ...
Author: Bernie Owen
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
Explains, with the aid of many photographs and specially drawn diagrams and maps, how the geological, biological and agricultural processes slowly produced the natural landscape; and how the rapid expansion of the population had a swift impact and major effect on how the land of Hong Kong looks today.
Proceedings of the GSHK Conference on Urban Geology of Hong Kong”, GSHK
Bulletin No. 6, Geological Society of Hong Kong, pp 153–169. Owen, R. B., Shaw
, R., 2007, Hong Kong Landscapes: Shaping the Barren Rock, Hong Kong: ...
Author: Koon-kwai Wong
Category: Social Science
This book is a collective undertaking of all faculty members of the Geography Department, HKBU. It provides readers with a concise and authoritative account of the geography of one of China’s most dynamic development regions — Hong Kong, Macau and the Pearl River Delta region. This book is divided thematically into 4 parts. Part I introduces the unique geographical characteristics of the region. Part II focuses on environmental and landscape dynamics and the impacts of rapid economic development on the natural environment since 1978. Part III ponders on developmental issues, such as urbanization, industrialization, energy development, transportation, socio-economic development and planning issues. Chapters of this part succinctly analyze these issues in the context of regional development and globalization concerns. Part IV discusses the sustainable future of the region.
The Archaeology of Hong Kong Archaeological investigation began in Hong
Kong in the 1920s and showed that the ... Raynor Shaw, geologist, travel guide
writer, and co-author o/Hong Kong Landscapes: Shaping the Barren Rock The ...
Author: William Meacham
The aim of this book is simply to present a very general and concise review of the most salient data, to serve as a summary of the first eighty years of archaeology in the territory.
Mountain is seen rising above mountain , rugged , barren and wild . to life for me .
Treading along centuries - old ... So wrote the botanist Robert Fortune of Hong Kong's landscape as he saw it in 1844. A century and a half later his words still ...
Author: Edward Stokes
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
In this evocative book the reader follows Edward Stokes on an unforgettable journey across Hong Kong's natural landscape, learning along the way the story of Hong Kong's environment. By way of photographs and entertaining narrative the author takes us through Hong Kong's wild places - toweringpeaks, 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 overdevelopment in the 1990s. The author brings to light the unrelenting natural and man-made challenges to Hong Kong's environment - climaticconditions, 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.