(PDF DOWNLOAD) [The Lost Art of Reading Nature's Signs]

It started out very slow and seemed like the author was ust throwing out a *Lot Of Information The Deeper I Got * of information The deeper I got the book the I enjoyed it Some things were explained beautifully others left you hanging The author could have used pictures and diagrams The ONES HE DID USE WERE UITE HELPFUL IN EXPLAINING he did use were uite helpful in explaining material At times it seemed a bit of a slog to get through the material I would rate it a 35 since that was not available I rounded up Ok book had some good tips I especially liked the astronomy tips at navigation and some good observations of nature and how to find things Not bad 82618I have the same opinion of the book its ok I don t usually buy books but I am so happy that I bought this one I read it cover to cover the first time and am now going back to study individual sections This will be an excellent reference book I m thrilled to explain some Of The Things I Have Learned To My Sweet Kindergartener the things I have learned to my sweet kindergartener will find this book on my bookshelf ten years from now with a worn cover dirt stains and years of notes in the margins Ironically when I choose this book to review I was looking forwarding to using it as a way to understand and enjoy the outdoors than I have and boost my skills It turned out that I wound up in the hospital for several weeks during the publishing date and I decided to read it anyway How lucky I was Not only did this city girl learn than I thought possible about the outdoors but it also gave me an escape an education and a way out of the hospital to new adventures in my mind I think pictures and better illustrations could only enhance this book Thank you to Netgalley for the opportunity to review this book for an honest opinion This book is excellent in that it is full of really cool facts and you ll come away with all kinds of obscure knowledge that you can use to annoy and mystify people with hey did you know mo. Turn Every Walk into a Game of DetectionWhen writer and navigator Tristan Gooley ourneys outside he sees a natural world filled with clues The roots of a tree indicate the sun’s direction; the Big Dipper tells the time; a passing butterfly hints at th.

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The Lost Art of Reading Nature's SignsWill start to notice where water has puddled ants have made their nest and perhaps perceive some of what has shaped the land you walk upon Tracks and trails will start to ump out at you You may even realise where it would be best to go to get a photograph of a rainbow at sunset Better still you w A delightful easy reading guide to reading one s surroundings The book won t ualify you as Ferdinand Magellan or Vasco da Gama but will make walks around the countryside and even towns interesting The interspersion of the "author s trips to the wilds of Borneo were also interesting especially how "s trips to the wilds of Borneo were also interesting especially how techniues were adaptable whereas others were not used by indigenous peopleFortunate to have been taught map reading and survival techniues when a young man there was still much I learnt here and many things that will make family walks fun even if my need to take a map and Kendal mint cake is still a part of my prepOverall there s something for everyone here whether you re city slicker beach comber or hiker i wanted to like this book but it had several problems first it s set in great britain and so much of the plants trees and weather he references has application to there than north america second it is basically ust a large list of facts and interesting tidbits that have been divided my type this would be a FANTASTIC reference book if you re interested in trees go to the section on trees if you re interested in plants go to the section on plants and so on reading this from start to finish became of a task than a oy Should be titled Some vague tips about noticing your landscape if you finish became of a
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than a oy be titled Some vague tips about noticing your landscape if you yourself in the middle of a long walk in Britain without the aid of a GPS This book indeed had a different title in the UK where it was originally published and with respect to its intended audience Disappointing for the Yankees suckered in by its misleading title. He landscape around his home and around the world Whether you’re walking in the country or city along a coastline or by night this is the ultimate resource on what the land sun moon stars plants animals and clouds can reveal if you only know how to loo. ,
Onbows are a thing It s like a rainbow but at nightBut it s also virtually i There s a lot of information but umbled together and with very few illustrations I found it difficult to follow or learn from The author certainly knows a lot about nature signs but to me his way of sharing his knowledge does The author certainly knows a lot about nature signs but to me his way of sharing his knowledge does to improve my understanding For me this book was amazing For years I have been trying to improve my observation of the world around me with limited success This book has bumped me to the next level as it has tied in with prior reading indeed the author s previous book was one piece of this reading but it wasn t that prior book that led me to grok it and some observational and tracking training I have had and 1,000 Awesome Writing Prompts just helped it all gel Don t get me wrong I still have a huge distance to go with this but this book has pushed me a good way forward andust made the world a interesting place for meIf you are receptive and ready for it I think this book can literally open your eyes to things in think this book can literally open your eyes to things in world that you may have been missing everyday It teaches you to really look at the environment you are in and truly notice it to spot the clues all about you make connections from them and extrapolate something that was there to be found but was hidden You can use these techniues to find direction or to discern the habits of things around you or see into the past of the place you are in You will truly notice the blowing of the wind the movement of clouds the way the grass has bent in a paddock how certain trees look like they have been lifting weights or how another tree is tall when it should be short You will hear the different calls of birds see how moss has grown in some places but not others notice how one part of a street is ust a little worn than the the rest wonder and answer what ivy and other vines are reaching for and many other things You. E weather; a sand dune reveals prevailing wind; the scent of cinnamon suggests altitude; a budding flower points south To help you understand nature as he does Gooley shares than 850 tips for forecasting tracking and gathered from decades spent walking