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The Lost Art of Reading Nature s Signs

The Lost Art of Reading Nature s Signs Author Tristan Gooley
ISBN-10 9781615192427
Release 2015-08-26
Pages 448
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Turn Every Walk into a Game of Detection When writer and navigator Tristan Gooley journeys outside, he sees a natural world filled with clues. The roots of a tree indicate the sun’s direction; the Big Dipper tells the time; a passing butterfly hints at the weather; a sand dune reveals prevailing wind; the scent of cinnamon suggests altitude; a budding flower points south. To help you understand nature as he does, Gooley shares more than 850 tips for forecasting, tracking, and more, gathered from decades spent walking the landscape around his home and around the world. Whether you’re walking in the country or city, along a coastline, or by night, this is the ultimate resource on what the land, sun, moon, stars, plants, animals, and clouds can reveal—if you only know how to look!



The Lost Art of Reading Nature s Signs

The Lost Art of Reading Nature s Signs Author Tristan Gooley
ISBN-10 9781615192410
Release 2015
Pages 416
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If you're walking with Tristan Gooley, leave your smartphone at home! Gooley's more than two decades of pioneering outdoor experience include research among the Dayak people of Borneo and the Tuareg of the Sahara. With his first book,The Natural Navigator, he started a renaissance in the rare art of reading nature's clues. Now, in The Lost Art of Reading Nature's Signs, Gooley has compiled more than 850 outdoor tips—many not found in any other book in the world—that will open readers' eyes to nature's hidden logic. He shares techniques for forecasting and tracking, and for walking in the country or city, along the coast, and by night. This is the ultimate resource on what the land, sun, moon, stars, plants, animals, and clouds can reveal—if you only know how to look!



The Walker s Guide to Outdoor Clues and Signs

The Walker s Guide to Outdoor Clues and Signs Author Tristan Gooley
ISBN-10 9781444780116
Release 2014-05-08
Pages 448
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2015 BBC Countryfile Magazine Country Book of the Year and winner of the Outdoor Book of the Year at The Great Outdoors Awards 2015 'Even the intrepid Bear Grylls could learn a trick or two from this book' The Times The ultimate guide to what the land, sun, moon, stars, trees, plants, animals, sky and clouds can reveal - when you know what to look for. Includes over 850 outdoor clues and signs. This top ten bestseller is the result of Tristan Gooley's two decades of pioneering outdoors experience and six years of instructing, researching and writing. It includes lots of outdoor clues and signs that will not be found in any other book in the world. As well as the most comprehensive guide to natural navigation for walkers ever compiled, it also contains clues for weather forecasting, tracking, city walks, coast walks, night walks and dozens of other areas.



The Natural Navigator

The Natural Navigator Author Tristan Gooley
ISBN-10 9781615191307
Release 2011-02
Pages 304
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Before GPS, before the compass, and even before cartography, humankind was navigating. A windswept tree, the depth of a puddle, or a trill of birdsong could point the way home-and, for the alert traveler, they still can. Whether you go exploring in the mountains or on a lunch break, natural navigation will keep you on course and open your eyes to the small wonders of the natural world. Almost anything in our environment can help us find our way-if we know what to look for. Adventurer and navigation expert Tristan Gooley unlocks the directional clues hidden in: the sun, moon, and stars clouds weather patterns lengthening shadows changing tides plant growth and the habits of local wildlife Enriched by helpful illustrations, and filled with navigational anecdotes collected across centuries, continents, and cultures, The Natural Navigator proves that anyone with a curious mind can still find south by looking at the moon-and find adventure in their own backyard.



Finding Your Way Without Map or Compass

Finding Your Way Without Map or Compass Author Harold Gatty
ISBN-10 9780486318936
Release 2013-06-03
Pages 288
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Useful, instructive manual shows would-be explorers, hikers, bikers, scouts, sailors, and survivalists how to find their way outdoors by observing animals, weather patterns, shifting sands, and other elements of nature.



How to Read Water

How to Read Water Author Tristan Gooley
ISBN-10 9781615193592
Release 2016-09-11
Pages 400
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A New York Times Bestseller A Forbes Top 10 Conservation and Environment Book of 2016 Read the sea like a Viking and interpret ponds like a Polynesian—with a little help from the “natural navigator”! In his eye-opening books The Lost Art of Reading Nature’s Signs and The Natural Navigator, Tristan Gooley helped readers reconnect with nature by finding direction from the trees, stars, clouds, and more. Now, he turns his attention to our most abundant—yet perhaps least understood—resource. Distilled from his far-flung adventures—sailing solo across the Atlantic, navigating with Omani tribespeople, canoeing in Borneo, and walking in his own backyard—Gooley shares hundreds of techniques in How to Read Water. Readers will: Find north using puddles Forecast the weather from waves Decode the colors of ponds Spot dangerous water in the dark Decipher wave patterns on beaches, and more!



The Lost Art of Finding Our Way

The Lost Art of Finding Our Way Author John Edward Huth
ISBN-10 9780674072824
Release 2013-05-15
Pages 528
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Explains a process of navigation that relies on natural phenomenon and describes techniques followed by ancient people involving the Sun, Moon, tides, currents, wind, and the horizon that can be used to determine direction and ensure arrival at a safe destination.



How to Read Nature

How to Read Nature Author Tristan Gooley
ISBN-10 9781615194308
Release 2017-10-03
Pages 160
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“Equal parts alfresco inspiration, interesting factoids, how-to instructions and self-help advice.”—The Wall Street Journal When most of us go for a walk, a single sense—sight—tends to dominate our experience. But when New York Times–bestselling author and expert navigator Tristan Gooley goes for a walk, he uses all five senses to “read” everything nature has to offer. A single lowly weed can serve as his compass, calendar, clock, and even pharmacist. In How to Read Nature, Gooley introduces readers to his world—where the sky, sea, and land teem with marvels. Plus, he shares 15 exercises to sharpen all of your senses. Soon you’ll be making your own discoveries, every time you step outside!



The Natural Explorer

The Natural Explorer Author Tristan Gooley
ISBN-10 1444727354
Release 2012
Pages 360
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The most rewarding travel experiences do not depend on our destination or the length of our journey, but on our levels of awareness. A short walk can compare with an epic journey, when we take the time to focus on the things that dramatically enrich each journey. Combining the work of the some of the most insightful travellers of the past two thousand years with his own experience , Tristan Gooley, author of THE NATURAL NAVIGATOR demonstrates how it is possible to connect profoundly with the lands we travel through. Exploration is no longer about hardship or long distances, it is about celebrating the sense of connection and discovery that is possible in all our travels.



What the Robin Knows

What the Robin Knows Author Jon Young
ISBN-10 9780547451251
Release 2012
Pages 241
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Shares strategies for expanding one's awareness of bird communication and maintaining a non-threatening presence in natural environments, explaining the sounds and behaviors that reflect various bird warnings, feelings and messages. 35,000 first printing.



Wildwood Wisdom

Wildwood Wisdom Author Ellsworth Jaeger
ISBN-10 0936070129
Release 1999-12-20
Pages 491
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Offers practical advice on outdoor clothing, packs, sleeping bags, shelters, fire making, use of the axe, outdoor sanitation, camp cookery, edible plants, canoeing and trailcraft



A Woman s Guide to the Wild

A Woman s Guide to the Wild Author Ruby McConnell
ISBN-10 9781632170064
Release 2016-03-15
Pages 304
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For women who enjoy hiking, camping, backpacking, and other outdoor recreation or those inspired by Cheryl Strayed’s Wild, this is the definitive guide to being a woman in the great outdoors. This friendly handbook covers the matters of most concern to women, from “feminine functions” in the wilderness to how to deal with condescending men, as well as the basics of wilderness survival tailored to women’s unique needs. It includes gear lists in addition to advice for camp setup, fire building, food and water, safety, weather, and navigation.



Journey to the Ancestral Self

Journey to the Ancestral Self Author Tamarack Song
ISBN-10 UOM:39015052472191
Release 1994-04
Pages 264
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This book is an unabashed and unsentimental response to our repressed longing: to dance to the drum, to circle the ritual fire, to know healing lore from times when plants spoke, and to walk again in the balance of the earth. Tamarack Song teaches that the lifeways of all Native peoples are essentially one, sharing not only the same ceremonies and life transitions, but the same spirit and reverence for life. Regardless of ethnic background or religious upbringing, we all are essentially Native people who have lost our original voice. In regaining that lost voice we make discoveries: Native lifeways - the Ways of the Guardian Warrior, the caretaking of children, and reverence for elders - are intrinsic to all human experience. Native traditional practices - moon ritual, seeking a mentor, and honoring male and female energy - encourage hidden spiritual powers to manifest. There is a native human capacity for healing which can only be discovered by returning to balance with Earth Mother.



This Phenomenal Life

This Phenomenal Life Author Misha Blaise
ISBN-10 9781493028511
Release 2017-03-01
Pages 144
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Entertaining, colorful, and deceptively full of facts, This Phenomenal Life tells the story of the wondrous ways that humans are always completely at one with our surrounding world. From the vast galaxies above to the miniature microbes within, humans are organically connected to the complex cycles and mysterious processes of our universe. Every single atom of our body is made of remnants of stars and massive explosions in the galaxies, and we share the same biochemical basis of life with all living beings on earth, from a single-celled amoeba to a giant blue whale. Whimsically hip illustrations elucidate wild science-based facts, from the unexpected intimacy we have with fungi on a daily basis, to the similar ways that humans and birds learn to communicate. Powerful evidence of our interconnection with nature combined with beautiful artwork will inspire the reader to look at the world in a whole new way.



Wild Signs and Star Paths

Wild Signs and Star Paths Author Tristan Gooley
ISBN-10 9781473655911
Release 2018-05-17
Pages 400
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'Beautifully written... I promise you will feel more in tune with the world around after reading only one chapter of Wild Signs and Star Paths, let alone the book in its entirety' - Royal Institute of Navigation Tristan Gooley, author of the internationally bestselling How To Read Water and The Walker's Guide to Outdoor Clues & Signs, shows how it is possible to achieve a level of outdoors awareness that will enable you to sense direction from stars and plants, forecast weather from woodland sounds and predict the next action of an animal from its body language - instantly. Although once common, this now rare awareness would be labelled by many as a 'sixth sense'. We have become so distanced from this way of experiencing our environment that it may initially seem hard to believe that it is possible, but Tristan Gooley uses a collection of 'keys' to show how everyone can develop this ability and enjoy the outdoors in an exciting way - one that is both new and ancient.



On Trails

On Trails Author Robert Moor
ISBN-10 9781476739243
Release 2016-07-12
Pages 352
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Winner of the Pacific Northwest Book Award “The best outdoors book of the year” —Sierra Club A New York Times Bestseller A Best Book of the Year—as chosen by The Boston Globe, The Seattle Times, Amazon, National Post, New York magazine, The Telegraph, Booklist, The Guardian Bookshop From a debut talent who’s been compared to Annie Dillard, Edward Abbey, David Quammen, and Jared Diamond, On Trails is a wondrous exploration of how trails help us understand the world—from invisible ant trails to hiking paths that span continents, from interstate highways to the Internet. In 2009, while thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail, Robert Moor began to wonder about the paths that lie beneath our feet: How do they form? Why do some improve over time while others fade? What makes us follow or strike off on our own? Over the course of the next seven years, Moor traveled the globe, exploring trails of all kinds, from the miniscule to the massive. He learned the tricks of master trail-builders, hunted down long-lost Cherokee trails, and traced the origins of our road networks and the Internet. In each chapter, Moor interweaves his adventures with findings from science, history, philosophy, and nature writing—combining the nomadic joys of Peter Matthiessen with the eclectic wisdom of Lewis Hyde’s The Gift. Throughout, Moor reveals how this single topic—the oft-overlooked trail—sheds new light on a wealth of age-old questions: How does order emerge out of chaos? How did animals first crawl forth from the seas and spread across continents? How has humanity’s relationship with nature and technology shaped world around us? And, ultimately, how does each of us pick a path through life? Moor has the essayist’s gift for making new connections, the adventurer’s love for paths untaken, and the philosopher’s knack for asking big questions. With a breathtaking arc that spans from the dawn of animal life to the digital era, On Trails is a book that makes us see our world, our history, our species, and our ways of life anew.



The Signal and the Noise

The Signal and the Noise Author Nate Silver
ISBN-10 9780143125082
Release 2015
Pages 534
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The founder of FiveThirtyEight.com challenges myths about predictions in subjects ranging from the financial market and weather to sports and politics, profiling the world of prediction to explain how readers can distinguish true signals from hype, in a report that also reveals the sources and societal costs of wrongful predictions.