'Jam-packed with information, this book will fascinate sailors, fishers, birders, naturalists, hikers, and anyone interested in the natural world.' - Forbes
'A vital read for we who regularly plunge into the North Sea (even on Christmas morning), sail across seas and occasionally slip down riverbanks and step in puddles. Good to know the science while you squelch' - Sunday Times
'Tristan Gooley's lovely and exhaustively researched book...if you like water, as I do, you will learn a lot.' Wall Street Journal
A Sunday Times 'Must Read' book
'This study of rivers, lakes, puddles and seas brims over with astonishing facts...His observational skills can be breathtaking' The Sunday Times
'This inspired guide to water in all its forms will make a big splash...Gooley has done his subject proud - this is seriously fascinating stuff.' The Times
'The quirks and habits and secrets of good old H2O were crying out to have a book written about them. That said, it had to be written by the right person... Fortunately, the job went to Tristan Gooley.' The Spectator
A must-have book for walkers, sailors, swimmers, anglers and everyone interested in the natural 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 Polynesian
Spot dangerous water in the pitch black with the help of a clock face
Read 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.