The Tristan Gooley Collection: How to Read Nature, How to Read Water, and the Natural Navigator


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5.7 X 8.0 X 3.5 inches | 3.7 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, The Secret World of Weather, 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.


A handsome box set. . . . These books have the gee-whiz charm of a Boy Scout manual.-- "The Wall Street Journal"
Praise for Tristan Gooley

"Gooley interprets clues like a private investigator of the wilds, leaving no stone unturned . . . For those inclined to solve mysteries written into the landscape, this author's lead is one they'll want to follow.-- "The Wall Street Journal"
[Gooley] has become the global expert on natural navigation, finding his way around the world using nothing but natural clues and pointers. His discovery (made on a sailing expedition to Iceland)--that if, when at sea, you see more than 10 birds in any given five-minute window, this means you are within 40 miles of land--has become part of the British military's survival guidance.-- "Daily Beast"
Gooley is your man. . . . With unflappable practicality, he shares simple ways to understand your surroundings, whether you're beside a stream or on the open sea at night, without instruments.-- "Discover"
While Gooley's tips encompass useful, practical ways to predict a change in weather, determine when a predator may be prowling and find true North at night, his true gift is in igniting curiosity and wonder about the world around us.-- "Shelf Awareness"
Avid and budding outdoorspeople will appreciate Gooley's breadth of knowledge and accessible approach.-- "Publishers Weekly"
Gooley, who has single-handedly been reviving natural navigation in this age of GPS, has the birdwatching skills of Bill Oddie and the deductive powers of Sherlock Holmes. He can make you feel that you've spent half your life walking about with your eyes only half-open.-- "Telegraph"
Most of us have lost our way in nature at one time or another. . . . Gooley can lead you back to nature if you're willing to invest the time.-- "National Parks Traveler"
Gooley's calm, contemplative authority on matters solar, lunar, and celestial establishes his guru credentials--but it's his revelations about the clues that lie scattered about the natural environment that really entrance: how puddles drying on paths, the shapes of sand dunes, the graininess of scree on the lee of a slope can all be enlisted to summon compass points to your horizon.--Chris Born, Time Out London