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This book explains, in simple terms and with numerous photographs and figures, the origins of these varied landscapes, examining the contributions of different rocks, geological structures, and modern processes, as well as the profound impact of people.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. vi-vii
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  1. List of Information Notes
  2. p. viii
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  1. Using This Book
  2. p. ix
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. p. x
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  1. PART ONE: Introduction
  2. p. 1
  1. MODERN AND ANCIENT ENVIRONMENTS
  2. pp. 2-6
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  1. AN ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY
  2. pp. 7-10
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  1. PART TWO: Landscape Types and Origins
  2. pp. 11-12
  1. RUGGED MOUNTAIN LANDSCAPES: A STORY OF ANCIENT VOLCANIC ERUPTIONS
  2. pp. 13-20
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  1. ROUNDED HILLY LANDSCAPES: THE ROOTS OF VOLCANOES
  2. pp. 21-24
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  1. RIDGES AND COLOURFUL LANDSCAPES: ANCIENT SEAS, RIVERS, LAKES, AND DESERTS
  2. pp. 25-32
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  1. LOWLANDS AND VALLEYS: FRACTURED ROCKS AND RIVERS
  2. pp. 33-40
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  1. COASTAL LANDSCAPES: CLIFFS, BEACHES, AND MUD FLATS
  2. pp. 41-46
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  1. PART THREE: Hong Kong Regions
  2. p. 47
  1. THE NORTHWESTERN NEW TERRITORIES
  2. pp. 48-66
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  1. THE NORTHEASTERN NEW TERRITORIES
  2. pp. 67-83
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  1. THE WESTERN NEW TERRITORIES
  2. pp. 84-100
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  1. THE CENTRAL NEW TERRITORIES
  2. pp. 101-118
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  1. THE EASTERN NEW TERRITORIES
  2. pp. 131-148
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  1. LANTAU ISLAND
  2. pp. 149-172
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  1. KOWLOON AND THE LION ROCK RIDGE
  2. pp. 173-188
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  1. HONG KONG ISLAND AND LAMMA
  2. pp. 189-206
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  1. SEAS AND ISLANDS
  2. pp. 207-229
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  1. EPILOGUE: LANDSCAPES, PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE
  2. pp. 230-234
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  1. INFORMATION SOURCES AND FURTHER READING
  2. pp. 235-241
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 242-252
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Additional Information

ISBN
9789882203877
Related ISBN
9789622098473
MARC Record
OCLC
646069098
Pages
264
Launched on MUSE
2012-02-08
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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