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Wild Signs and Star Paths: 'A beautifully written almanac of tricks and tips that we've lost along the way' Observer

Wild Signs and Star Paths: 'A beautifully written almanac of tricks and tips that we've lost along the way' Observer

The keys to enjoying the outdoors in an extraordinary way, one that is new and ancient.

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ISBN 9781473655928
Barcode 9781473655928
Published 23 April 2019 by Hodder & Stoughton
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Gooley, Tristan
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ISBN-13 9781473655928
ISBN-10 1473655927
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
Imprint Sceptre
Publication Date 23 April 2019
International Publication Date 18 April 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Gooley, Tristan
Category Galaxies, Clusters, Intergalactic Matter
Natural History, Country Life & Pets
Walking, Hiking, Trekking
Outdoor Survival Skills
Number of Pages 400
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 197mm
Spine: 23mm
Weight 270g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Nature observation, Instinct, Intuition, Outdoor recreation
NBS Text Natural History: General
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 796.5
Catalogue Code 974158

Description of this Book

'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 'A beautifully written almanac of tricks and tips that we've lost along the way' - Observer 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.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review It's a thoughtful, lyrical book about the hidden connections between flora and fauna, the landscape and the weather, and most of its wise and wondrous observations are gleaned from the author's rambles around the English countryside. . . It's a paean to the beauty and majesty of nature, especially the nature we overlook in our back gardens and local parks. And so, amid the botany and zoology and meteorology there are snatches of pure poetry. . . And like all the best books, it makes the world around you a lot more interesting. * The Spectator * What's wonderful about this book is not just that it is full of helpful instructions for decoding the numerous clues the Earth provides to its workings - from the flick of a lizard's tail to a flutter in a bramble hedge - Gooley also communicates and inspires a joyful awe in the countless daily occurrences which offer observant travellers a key to the planet's miraculous system. * Big Issue * Gooley's approach is a refreshing alternative to the encyclopaedic-style of many nature books. * Geographical *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Tristan Gooley is a writer, navigator and explorer. Through his journeys, teaching and writing, he has pioneered a renaissance in the rare art of natural navigation. Tristan has led expeditions in five continents and is the only living person to have both flown solo and sailed singlehanded across the Atlantic. He has explored close to home and walked with and studied the methods of tribal peoples in some of the remotest regions on Earth.

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