Beautiful, full colour photos and diagrams, a fascinating chapter on each of the important geological and geomorphological aspects of the area (including buildings and industry), and an author who knows his stuff and can write it down with an easy and authoritative style.
It holds a wealth of knowledge for cavers, as well as walkers and other users of England’s first National Park and will no doubt please newcomers and seasoned Peak District lovers alike.
Overall a book that I would recommend to anyone with an interest in the Peak District who wishes to gain more “in depth” knowledge of the area without having to digest the many scientific works on the area because the author has done it for you.
This recently published book tells the story of the evolution of the Peak District's rocks and scenery. Beautifully illustrated, it is written for the general reader and contains numerous stunning photographs and excellent explanatory diagrams.
As one might expect from a book by Tony Waltham, this is a richly illustrated read. Many of Tony’s photographs would happily grace a calendar, and every page has at least one carefully chosen illustration. For the geologists, whether with casual or professional interest in the Peak District, this makes for a visually beautiful book and is bound to provide new insights. It is certainly no field-guide. More something to cherish reading during a dark winter evening (or enforced lockdown) to remind oneself of the great interest of the Peak District geology and beauty of its landscape and to start planning your next visit with a fresh perspective.
It is written at about the same level as geological sections of the Journal of the Russell Society, and is therefore readily comprehensible to the general reader and is highly recommended.
This attractive volume is an excellent overview of the landscape and geology of the Peak District by a geologist with an intimate knowledge of the area. It is a thoroughly readable and enjoyable book.
This publication is welcome and timely. The book provides fascinating insight into the landscape and geology of the Peak District. The author is to be congratulated for providing such a wealth of information and illustrations in a book of its size.
I have read and dipped into many books on the geological aspects of the Peak District and I have enjoyed any of my previous virtual excursions as much as this one. 'The Peak District' receives my fullest recommendation. It deserves to be widely read and, indeed, imitated. It will, I feel certain, become a standard for such guides.