“Hong Kong’s one-man answer to National Geographic”

South China Morning Post Magazine

Wildlife

Beidaihe Birding Notes May 2005

Just back from Beidaihe (east China) – for bird race commemorating 20th anniversary of team including…

Not BB III

Not BB III

The magazine for the serious birdspotter, Vol III NOT BB The magazine for the serious birdspotter…

Not BB ii

Not BB ii

The magazine for the serious birdspotter, Vol II I’d upped and left for the Far East…

Science

Monster Plants and the Fears of Our Fathers

Until very recently, it seemed the overall picture of genetics was well known. DNA molecules encoded…

Thorium can Power the Planet …. Maybe

In 1829, as Swedish chemist Jöns Jakob Berzelius named a metallic element he had discovered after…

Tick Tock Goes the Population Bomb

After I sent my US biologist friend Dr James Lazell a recent column on global warming,…

Travel

Lantau Island, Hong Kong

Lantau Island, Hong Kong

If you’re about to land at the new airport and you know little of Hong Kong…

Many Splendoured Hong Kong

Many Splendoured Hong Kong

Far too often, Hong Kong is portrayed as a rather one-dimensional destination for visitors – a…

Shangri-La – seeking nirvana in Yunnan, China

Shangri-La – seeking nirvana in Yunnan, China

 Journey to Shangri-La High in the mountains of south-western China, can this be the real thing?…