Previously we shared the article “Geologic History of the Blue Mountains” providing an in-depth look at how Peter was transforming publicly available LiDAR data into stunning maps and diagrams with Surfer. Now that his work is available to the public, we caught back up with Peter.
Peter shared that feedback has been greatly positive and the number of unsolicited testimonials from readers has been incredibly gratifying. Stating that the production quality is beautiful and readers have been mesmerized by the combination of stunning photographs of the landscape with impressive maps and diagrams.
There is an inherent re-readability to the book as you can appreciate the nature photography, then the maps, and then double back to spend time learning from the text that explores the science behind these geologic processes. One of Peter’s favorite outcomes from publishing the book is that by combining all 3 of these mediums he can teach the average reader who may just enjoy recreating in the Blue Mountains about worldly scale geological processes through the lens of everyday life in the park.
This book by Peter Hatherly and Ian Brown explores the landscapes of the Blue Mountains in a new and different way. It incorporates three dimensional models created from laser imagery, high quality photographic imagery, and detailed text written in a way which brings the sciences of geology and geomorphology to life in a way accessible to all.”
– Roger Lembit, NPA Member