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

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

How To Read Water: Clues, Signs & Patterns from Puddles to the Sea;  Tristan Gooley; 2016; Sceptre Books

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'This study of rivers, lakes, puddles and seas brims over with astonishing facts...His observational skills can be breathtaking' The Sunday Times


'This inspired guide to water in all its forms will make a big splash...Gooley has done his subject proud - this is seriously fascinating stuff.' The Times


'The quirks and habits and secrets of good old H2O were crying out to have a book written about them. That said, it had to be written by the right person... Fortunately, the job went to Tristan Gooley.' The Spectator


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


Unravel a river like an expert


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.