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Tristan Gooley Reading Natures Signs

October 30, 201519 min
Outdoor expert Tristan Gooley is committed to teaching the skills we’re in danger of losing completely. 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 (July 31, 2015; The Experiment; $16.95 paperback; ISBN 978-1-61519-241-0) is his ultimate guide to what you can learn from the land, sun, moon, stars, trees, plants, animals, sky, and clouds—if you know how to look: •Use trees’ leaves as a compass •Watch butterflies to estimate your altitude •Gauge how heavy the rain is from the colors in a rainbow •Tell the time using the stars •Deduce why the cafés are all on one side of the street?? Drawing on decades of pioneering outdoor experience, including research among the Dayak people of Borneo and the Tuareg of the Sahara, Gooley has compiled more than 850 tips for navigation, forecasting, tracking, and more—many not found in any other book. Complete with 75 black-and-white photos and illu

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