The Lost Art of Reading Nature's Signs

The Lost Art of Reading Nature's Signs

Use Outdoor Clues to Find your Way, Predict the Weather, Locate Water, Track Animals--and Other Forgotten Skills

Book - 2015
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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!

Publisher: New York, New York : Experiment, 2015.
Copyright Date: ©2014.
ISBN: 9781615192410
Characteristics: xii, 402 pages :,illustrations ;,21 cm

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Lisa_P Jan 20, 2016

Turn any walk into a scientific mystery to unravel. If you want to orient yourself well in your environment, or just gain a deeper appreciation of the magical things you see when you walk, this is the book for you!

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