The Secret World of Weather: How to Read Signs in Every Cloud, Breeze, Hill, Street, Plant, Animal, and Dewdrop

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5.75 X 8.35 X 1.26 inches | 1.19 pounds

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About the Author

TRISTAN GOOLEY is the New York Times-bestselling author of How to Read a Tree, How to Read Water, How to Read Nature, The Natural Navigator, The Lost Art of Reading Nature's Signs, and The Nature Instinct. He has led expeditions on five continents, climbed mountains in three, and is the only living person to have both flown and sailed solo across the Atlantic. His more than two decades of pioneering outdoor experience include research among tribal peoples in some of the remotest regions on Earth.

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Telegraph Best Books of 2021

"Gooley marshals a riveting compendium of weather-reading skills. . . . He has plenty of facts at his fingertips with which to excite.-- "The Times"
[An] ingenious collection of tips and tricks for analyzing and anticipating weather phenomena. . . . The wealth of wisdom on offer is impressive. Adventurers in the making will find this worth returning to.-- "Publishers Weekly"
This is one of those books that makes you look at your environment in a different, more poetic way.-- "Guardian"
In sharing a lifetime's worth of exploration and insight, [Gooley] awakens readers to the wonders of the weather and our respective microclimates.-- "Kirkus Reviews"
After 40 years as a professional meteorologist, I've looked at the weather through Tristan Gooley's fresh eyes and seen new things.--Peter Gibbs, weatherman and BBC Presenter
The trouble with reading Tristan's new book is that he makes me feel like I've been walking around with my eyes closed . . . His books are so packed with interesting facts.--Al Humphreys, adventurer, motivational speaker, and author of Microadventures: Local Discoveries for Great Escapes
A timely book to help us as we get back into the outdoors. The Secret World of Weather is a thrill-ride through the signs and secrets of clouds, winds, dewdrops and sunlight. A fascinating read in itself, it's also as practical as ever.-- "Country Walking"
Gooley's skill is to piece it all together, make it interesting--and go deeper.-- "Cross Country"
This breezy new book reveals how to read nature's very own weather forecast. . . . Full of fascinating trivia.-- "Daily Mail"
A book that chimes strongly for all sailors.-- "Sailing Today"
I would recommend this book to all who seek explanations of the incredible variety of natural sights and sounds detectable in the open air.-- "Weather, journal of the Royal Meteorological Society"
The Secret World of Weather frames itself early on as an aid to forecasting. . . . But it's really much more than that. It's about the ecology of weather, how the movement of air and the heat of the sun negotiate with the forms of hill and tree and building to generate the most wondrous variety of phenomena.-- "The Telegraph"