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Early China Coast Meteorology: The Role of Hong Kong

P. Kevin MacKeown


Numerous personality clashes and financial and other intrigues surrounded the early efforts to set up an observatory in Hong Kong. Blending personalities, politics, and practicalities of studying the weather, this book provides insights into the public and private controversies growing out of responses to and responsibilities involved in the protection of life and property. This portrait is set firmly in the context of the history of Hong Kong as a British colony on the China Coast and its role as a burgeoning commercial port within the trading complex of the Empire. It brings to life many of ... More

Keywords: Ooservatory, Hong Kong, British Colony, China Coast, meteorology, Dr. William Doberck

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9789888028856
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888028856.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

P. Kevin MacKeown, author