The Nature Instinct: Relearning Our Lost Intuition for the Inner Workings of the Natural World

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Product Details

Price
$24.95  $22.95
Publisher
Experiment
Publish Date
Pages
400
Dimensions
5.7 X 8.1 X 1.3 inches | 1.25 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781615194797

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About the Author

Through his teaching and writing, Tristan Gooley has pioneered a renaissance in the rare art of natural navigation. He has led expeditions on five continents, climbed mountains in three, and studied the methods of tribal peoples in some of the remotest regions on Earth. He is the only living person to have both flown and sailed solo across the Atlantic.

Reviews

An Amazon Most Anticipated Fall Book for Nonfiction

"A captivating guide to finding one's way in the wild."--The Wall Street Journal

"[A] beautifully written almanac of tricks and tips that we've lost along the way, with the intention of helping us regain what he calls the 'sixth sense': our innate ability to scan the landscape and anticipate what might happen next . . . Long story short, I now trust Tristan Gooley with my life."--Guardian

"Gooley offers the reader a chance to recover the outdoorsman's natural sense through 52 'keys, ' to exchange slow, analytic thinking for the fast thinking that makes connections with nature in a way that few now experience. I recommend turning those keys and seeing what happens."--Field Magazine

"With the promise of fostering a level of awareness so rarefied as to be a 'sixth sense, ' Gooley takes readers on a journey to acquaint them with the sounds and signs of nature. . . . The rewards are there for those willing to learn the lessons provided in this detailed and lovely book."--Publishers Weekly

"An imperative book for outdoors enthusiasts but also contains important information for anyone who spends time outside. Gooley's book is a comprehensive guide to gaining back what was lost; it will help its audience appreciate nature and animals with a new set of eyes."--Foreword Reviews

"The most powerful parts of The Nature Instinct are its many examples of how to correct our present-day nature deficit. By undertaking the exercises he describes--using Orion to tell direction and time, creating maps from the wind, or identifying trees by their sounds--the book 'gently' hammers our brains 'into a new pattern of thought.'"--Undark

"Gooley writes affectingly of how to recapture our ability to live in the real world with senses 'almost forgotten and steamrollered by our modern lifestyle.' . . . A welcome read for the outdoor inclined."--Kirkus Reviews

"An artful yet practical guide to better understanding nature."--Choice

"Most of us have lost our way in nature at one time or another.. . . Gooley can you lead you back to nature if you're willing to invest the time."--National Parks Traveler

"[A] fascinating look at immersing oneself in nature and understanding what one sees."--Library Journal

"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 travelers a key to the planet's miraculous system."--Big Issue

"A paean to the beauty and majesty of nature, especially the nature we overlook in our back gardens and local parks. . . . And like all the best books, it makes the world around you a lot more interesting."--Spectator

"Beautifully written. . . . I promise you will feel more in tune with the world around after reading only one chapter."--Royal Institute of Navigation
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