Over Hong Kong (Pacific Century S.) (v. 5)

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For a real appreciation of Hong Kong's astonishing geographical, commercial and cultural diversity, nothing compares with the spectacular views in "Over Hong Kong." Expanded to embrace the most up-to-date photography in a new 172-page format, this latest comprehensive volume of aerial images - the fifth in the series and the first available in the United States - provides a unique and compelling birds-eye perspective of one of the world's most exciting and dynamic cities. In these pages you will quickly discover a futuristic city of towering skyscrapers rubbing shoulders with leafy regions of unspoiled natural beauty, rugged countryside and remote, sub-tropical islands. "Over Hong Kong" presents a fascinating insight into a bustling community and an inspiring city where the "can-do" spirit thrives, yet where one can still get away from it all. With over 170 spectacular photographs, including extremely rare shots from the 1920s, complemented by detailed captions, provides an unforgettable look at one of the world's most extraordinary cities. * Foreword by Richard Branson, chairman of Virgin Atlantic * First full photographic record of Hong Kong after the handover to China * Unique perspective of aerial photography * Includes rare archival material * All photographs fully captioned * Informative, detailed introduction to Hong Kong and its future

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Kasyan Bartlett came to Hong Kong over 15 years ago for a holiday and stayed. He is now managing director of the Odyssey group.

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...This record of Hong Kong's progress is surely the most convincing way of affirming our city's continuing dynamism and growth. The Photographs are excellent and the text succinct and relevant... -- Victor Fung, Chairman, Hong Kong Trade Development Council

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