Peter Morath has photographed and written this book as a sequel to his previous one "Christchurch, A Nostalgic Tribute". Two chapters are retrospective, showing Lyttelton scenes from the past and some of the heritage buildings lost in the earthquakes. The main part of this book is contemporary though. It is full of recent photographs. They show us Banks Peninsula's wonderful mix of scenery, history, homes and holiday havens, farming, wildlife and conservation areas, outdoor pursuits and tourist activities.