How to Read Water

  • by Tristan Gooley
  • Narrated by Tristan Gooley
  • 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A must-have book for walkers, sailors, swimmers, anglers and everyone interested in thenatural world, in How To Read Water, Natural Navigator Tristan Gooley shares knowledge, skills, tips and useful observations to help you enjoy the landscape around you.
Includes over 700 clues, signs and patterns.
You'll learn how to:

Interpret ponds like a PolynesianSpot dangerous water in the pitch black with the help of a clock faceRead the sea like a Viking
Forecast the weather from waves
Find your way with puddles
Decipher wave patterns on beaches
Decode the colour of water

Unravel a river like an expert.
From wild swimming in Sussex to wayfinding off Oman, via the icy mysteries of the Arctic, Tristan Gooley draws on his own pioneering journeys to reveal the secrets of ponds, puddles, rivers, oceans and more to show us all the skills we need to read the water around us.


Audible Editor Reviews

'This study of rivers, lakes, puddles and seas brims over with astonishing facts...His observational skills can be breathtaking' (The Sunday Times)


What the Critics Say

A Sunday Times 'Must Read' book.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Great read (listen)...

This is a fascinating book from an inspirational author - it enables the entry level reader and expert to learn and enjoy his experiences and shared wisdom. He presents the information in a light and enjoyable manner and it is very easy to listen to - the equivalent of 'unputdownable'. I would strongly recommend it and will seek out his public speaking presentations at the RGS if possible. Looking forward (hopefully) to seeing his other titles on this site asap.
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Interesting And Entertaining

A very informative book which is well read by the author and well produced.

One needs to concentrate to appreciate the signs and meanings described, but it is worth the effort.
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- Boobie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-04-2016
  • Publisher: Sceptre