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 its environment. Using photographs and entertaining narrative, the author takes us through Hong Kong's wild places - towering peaks, grassy hills, wooded valleys, and coastal waters - revealing the surprisingly varied life that survives among them. As the book traverses the landscape, it also documents the dramatic changes that have resulted from overdevelopment in the 1990's. 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. The book is intended for a general audience, especially those readers with an interest in Hong Kong, photography, or environmental issues.