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How to Read Water Clues, Signs & Patterns from Puddles to the Sea

Handbook / Manual
By: Tristan Gooley(Author)
392 pages, 16 plates with colour photos; b/w illustrations
Publisher: Sceptre
How to Read Water
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A must-have book for walkers, sailors, swimmers, anglers and everyone interested in the natural world, in How to Read Water, Natural Navigator Tristan Gooley shares knowledge, skills, tips and useful observations to help you enjoy the landscape around you. Includes over 700 clues, signs and patterns. You'll learn how to:
- Interpret ponds like a Polynesian
- Spot dangerous water in the pitch black with the help of a clock face
- Read the sea like a Viking
- Forecast the weather from waves
- Find your way with puddles
- Decipher wave patterns on beaches
- Decode the colour of water

From wild swimming in Sussex to wayfinding off Oman, via the icy mysteries of the Arctic, Tristan Gooley draws on his own pioneering journeys to reveal the secrets of ponds, puddles, rivers, oceans and more to show us all the skills we need to read the water around us.

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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.

Handbook / Manual
By: Tristan Gooley(Author)
392 pages, 16 plates with colour photos; b/w illustrations
Publisher: Sceptre
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