Hong Kong: MCCM Creations, 2012. Includes CD-ROM. 8vo. 416 pages. Color photographs. Pictorial boards. A fine copy. Item #405544
FIRST EDITION. "The largest of the islands that make up the greater Hong Kong area, Lantau remains decidedly separate from the urban sprawl of Hong Kong island and the Kowloon peninsula, boasting a wide array of native animals and plants as well as numerous longterm "visitors," such as a monk born in Fujian in 1897, an artisan guitar maker, traditional Chinese medical practitioners, and English botanists and graphic designers. Driving Lantau documents these lives and reconstructs various perspectives of the island over the past half century, from the effect of wars and waves of immigrants to marauding pirates and the introduction of Disneyland" (the publisher).