• Nature

How to Read Water

Clues and Patterns from Puddles to the Sea
Author: Tristan Gooley
Publisher: The Experiment
ISBN: 1615193596
Category: Nature
Page: 400
View: 4145
A New York Times Bestseller A Forbes Top 10 Conservation and Environment Book of 2016 Read the sea like a Viking and interpret ponds like a Polynesian—with a little help from the “natural navigator”! In his eye-opening books The Lost Art of Reading Nature’s Signs and The Natural Navigator, Tristan Gooley helped readers reconnect with nature by finding direction from the trees, stars, clouds, and more. Now, he turns his attention to our most abundant—yet perhaps least understood—resource. Distilled from his far-flung adventures—sailing solo across the Atlantic, navigating with Omani tribespeople, canoeing in Borneo, and walking in his own backyard—Gooley shares hundreds of techniques in How to Read Water. Readers will: Find north using puddles Forecast the weather from waves Decode the colors of ponds Spot dangerous water in the dark Decipher wave patterns on beaches, and more!

    • NATURE

How to Read Water

Clues and Patterns from Puddles to the Sea
Author: Tristan Gooley
Publisher: The Experiment
ISBN: 1615193588
Category: NATURE
Page: 400
View: 579
"In his eye-opening books The Lost Art of Reading Nature's Signs and The Natural Navigator, Tristan Gooley helped readers reconnect with nature by finding direction from the trees, stars, clouds, and more. Now, he turns his attention to our most abundant--yet perhaps least understood--resource. Distilled from his far-flung adventures--sailing solo across the Atlantic, navigating with Omani tribespeople, canoeing in Borneo, and walking in his own backyard--Gooley shares hundreds of techniques in How to Read Water,"--Amazon.com.

    • Bodies of water

How to Read Water

Clues and Patterns from Puddles to the Sea
Author: Tristan Gooley
Publisher: Sceptre
ISBN: 9781473615229
Category: Bodies of water
Page: 384
View: 8782
**From the bestselling author of THE WALKER'S GUIDE TO OUTDOOR CLUES AND SIGNS and THE NATURAL EXPLORER** 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. A Sunday Times 'Must Read' book 'A magical and inspiring quest for knowledge' - Countryside 'Anyone who spends time in, on, or by, water - whether at the helm of a narrowboat or merely playing Poohsticks with grandkids - will benefit from some of the extraordinary insights in this book.' - Waterways World 'Jam-packed with information, this book will fascinate sailors, fishers, birders, naturalists, hikers, and anyone interested in the natural world.' - Forbes '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 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.

    • Nature

The Natural Navigator

A Watchful Explorer's Guide to a Nearly Forgotten Skill
Author: Tristan Gooley
Publisher: The Experiment
ISBN: 1615190465
Category: Nature
Page: 307
View: 3857
Offers a guide to the age-old tradition of navigation on both land and sea through the observation of the Sun, Moon, and stars, weather patterns, landscape, growth of plants, and habitats of wildlife.

    • Nature

The Walker's Guide to Outdoor Clues and Signs


Author: Tristan Gooley
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444780115
Category: Nature
Page: 448
View: 3636
2015 BBC Countryfile Magazine Country Book of the Year and winner of the Outdoor Book of the Year at The Great Outdoors Awards 2015 'Even the intrepid Bear Grylls could learn a trick or two from this book' The Times The ultimate guide to what the land, sun, moon, stars, trees, plants, animals, sky and clouds can reveal - when you know what to look for. Includes over 850 outdoor clues and signs. This top ten bestseller is the result of Tristan Gooley's two decades of pioneering outdoors experience and six years of instructing, researching and writing. It includes lots of outdoor clues and signs that will not be found in any other book in the world. As well as the most comprehensive guide to natural navigation for walkers ever compiled, it also contains clues for weather forecasting, tracking, city walks, coast walks, night walks and dozens of other areas.

    • Sports & Recreation

Reading the Water

A Fly Fisher's Handbook for Finding Trout in All Types of Water
Author: Dave Hughes
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 9780811722636
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 223
View: 5148
A comprehensive sourcebook for finding trout in all types of water. Covers stream structure, trout foods and effective flies for riffles, runs, pools, flats and other water types in small creeks, average trout streams and large trout rivers.

    • Science

Water

A Natural History
Author: Alice Outwater
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 9780786725816
Category: Science
Page: 224
View: 2628
An environmental engineer turned ecology writer relates the history of our waterways and her own growing understanding of why our waterways continue to be polluted—and what needs to be done to save this essential natural resourse.Water: A Natural History takes us back to the diaries of the first Western explorers; it moves from the reservoir to the modern toliet, from the grasslands of the Midwest to the Everglades of Florida, throught the guts of a wastewater treatment plant and out to the waterways again. It shows how human-engineered dams, canals and farms replaces nature’s beaver dams, prairie dog tunnels, and buffalo wallows. Step by step, Outwater makes clear what should have always been obvious: while engineering can depollute water, only ecologically interacting systems can create healthy waterways.Important reading for students of environmental studies, the heart of this history is a vision of our land and waterways as they once were, and a plan that can restore them to their former glory: a land of living streams, public lands with hundreds of millions of beaver-built wetlands, prairie dog towns that increase the amount of rainfall that percolates to the groundwater, and forests that feed their fallen trees to the sea.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Follow the Water from Brook to Ocean


Author: Arthur Dorros
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0064451151
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
View: 8015
Water is always flowing, from a brook to a stream, to a river to the ocean. Read and find out more about how water shapes the earth and why it is important to keep our water clean.

    • Nature

Let There Be Water

Israel's Solution for a Water-Starved World
Author: Seth M. Siegel
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1466885440
Category: Nature
Page: 320
View: 335
New York Times and Los Angeles Times Bestseller! As every day brings urgent reports of growing water shortages around the world, there is no time to lose in the search for solutions. The U.S. government predicts that forty of our fifty states-and 60 percent of the earth's land surface-will soon face alarming gaps between available water and the growing demand for it. Without action, food prices will rise, economic growth will slow, and political instability is likely to follow. Let There Be Water illustrates how Israel can serve as a model for the United States and countries everywhere by showing how to blunt the worst of the coming water calamities. Even with 60 percent of its country made of desert, Israel has not only solved its water problem; it also had an abundance of water. Israel even supplies water to its neighbors-the Palestinians and the Kingdom of Jordan-every day. Based on meticulous research and hundreds of interviews, Let There Be Water reveals the methods and techniques of the often offbeat inventors who enabled Israel to lead the world in cutting-edge water technology. Let There Be Water also tells unknown stories of how cooperation on water systems can forge diplomatic ties and promote unity. Remarkably, not long ago, now-hostile Iran relied on Israel to manage its water systems, and access to Israel's water know-how helped to warm China's frosty relations with Israel. Beautifully written, Seth M. Siegel's Let There Be Water is and inspiring account of the vision and sacrifice by a nation and people that have long made water security a top priority. Despite scant natural water resources, a rapidly growing population and economy, and often hostile neighbors, Israel has consistently jumped ahead of the water innovation-curve to assure a dynamic, vital future for itself. Every town, every country, and every reader can benefit from learning what Israel did to overcome daunting challenges and transform itself from a parched land into a water superpower.

    • Literary Collections

Reading the Water

Adventures in Surf Fishing on Martha's Vineyard
Author: Robert Post,Henry Lyman
Publisher: Lyons Press
ISBN: 9781592283590
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 272
View: 2907
A collection of tales from the fishermen of Martha's Vineyard that mixes practical and sound advice with exciting true stories.

    • Sports & Recreation

Reading Trout Water

2nd Edition
Author: Dave Hughes
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 081173644X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 320
View: 4175
"Excellent . . . invaluable." --Nelson Bryant, New York Times * Second edition, completely updated in full color * Covers every water type--riffles, runs, pools, flats, pocket water, bank water * Learn how to find trout by studying currents, temperatures, oxygen levels, and food sources * 140 color photos pinpoint trout locations in specific water types Dave Hughes is a highly respected fly-fishing writer with over two dozen books in print, including Handbook of Hatches (978-0-8117-3182-9) and Essential Trout Flies (978-0-8117-2748-8). He writes regularly for the popular fishing magazines and currently is a columnist for Fly Rod & Reel. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

    • JUVENILE NONFICTION

Water Is Water

A Book About the Water Cycle
Author: Miranda Paul
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 159643984X
Category: JUVENILE NONFICTION
Page: 40
View: 9285
"A spare, poetic picture book exploring the different phases of the water cycle in surprising and engaging ways"--

    • Juvenile Fiction

A Long Walk to Water

Based on a True Story
Author: Linda Sue Park
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547532844
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 128
View: 2991
The New York Times bestseller A Long Walk to Water begins as two stories, told in alternating sections, about two eleven-year-olds in Sudan, a girl in 2008 and a boy in 1985. The girl, Nya, is fetching water from a pond that is two hours’ walk from her home: she makes two trips to the pond every day. The boy, Salva, becomes one of the "lost boys" of Sudan, refugees who cover the African continent on foot as they search for their families and for a safe place to stay. Enduring every hardship from loneliness to attack by armed rebels to contact with killer lions and crocodiles, Salva is a survivor, and his story goes on to intersect with Nya’s in an astonishing and moving way.

    • Fiction

Water from My Heart

A Novel
Author: Charles Martin
Publisher: Center Street
ISBN: 1455554693
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
View: 4060
New York Times bestselling author Charles Martin's breathtaking novel of love and redemption. Charlie Finn had to grow up fast, living alone by age sixteen. Highly intelligent, he earned a life-changing scholarship to Harvard, where he learned how to survive and thrive on the outskirts of privileged society. That skill served him well in the cutthroat business world, as it does in more lucrative but dangerous ventures he now operates off the coast of Miami. Charlie tries to separate relationships from work. But when his choices produce devastating consequences, he sets out to right wrongs, traveling to Central America where he will meet those who have paid for his actions, including a woman and her young daughter. Will their fated encounter present Charlie with a way to seek the redemption he thought was impossible--and free his heart to love one woman as he never knew he could?

    • Sports & Recreation

How to Read Nature

Awaken Your Senses to the Outdoors You've Never Noticed
Author: Tristan Gooley
Publisher: The Experiment
ISBN: 1615194304
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 160
View: 9052
“Equal parts alfresco inspiration, interesting factoids, how-to instructions and self-help advice.”—The Wall Street Journal When most of us go for a walk, a single sense—sight—tends to dominate our experience. But when New York Times–bestselling author and expert navigator Tristan Gooley goes for a walk, he uses all five senses to “read” everything nature has to offer. A single lowly weed can serve as his compass, calendar, clock, and even pharmacist. In How to Read Nature, Gooley introduces readers to his world—where the sky, sea, and land teem with marvels. Plus, he shares 15 exercises to sharpen all of your senses. Soon you’ll be making your own discoveries, every time you step outside!

    • Fiction

Into the Water

A Novel
Author: Paula Hawkins
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0735211213
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
View: 5723
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER GOODREADS CHOICE AWARD WINNER FOR MYSTERY/THRILLER An addictive new novel of psychological suspense from the author of #1 New York Times bestseller and global phenomenon The Girl on the Train. The perfect gift for Mother's Day. “Hawkins is at the forefront of a group of female authors—think Gillian Flynn and Megan Abbott—who have reinvigorated the literary suspense novel by tapping a rich vein of psychological menace and social unease… there’s a certain solace to a dark escape, in the promise of submerged truths coming to light.” —Vogue A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate. They are not the first women lost to these dark waters, but their deaths disturb the river and its history, dredging up secrets long submerged. Left behind is a lonely fifteen-year-old girl. Parentless and friendless, she now finds herself in the care of her mother's sister, a fearful stranger who has been dragged back to the place she deliberately ran from—a place to which she vowed she'd never return. With the same propulsive writing and acute understanding of human instincts that captivated millions of readers around the world in her explosive debut thriller, The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins delivers an urgent, twisting, deeply satisfying read that hinges on the deceptiveness of emotion and memory, as well as the devastating ways that the past can reach a long arm into the present. Beware a calm surface—you never know what lies beneath.

    • Young Adult Fiction

Girl out of Water


Author: Laura Silverman
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1492646873
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 368
View: 1051
Fans of Jenny Han and Sarah Dessen will fall in love this contemporary debut about finding yourself-and finding love-in unexpected places. Ocean breeze in her hair and sand between her toes, Anise can't wait to spend the summer before her senior year surfing and hanging out on the beach with friends. Santa Cruz is more than her home-it's her heart. But when her aunt, a single mother, is in a serious car accident, Anise must say goodbye to California to help care for her three young cousins. Landlocked Nebraska is the last place Anise wants to be. Sure, she loves her family, but it's hard to put her past behind her when she's living in the childhood house of the mother who abandoned her. And with every Instagram post, her friends back home feel further away. Then she meets Lincoln, a charismatic, one-armed skater who challenges her to swap her surfboard for a skateboard. Because sometimes the only way to find your footing is to let go.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Reading Water

Lessons from the River
Author: Rebecca Lawton
Publisher: Capital Books
ISBN: 9781931868617
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 198
View: 3075
A lyrical journey down some of America s greatest rivers by one of the first women river guides in the West.

    • Fiction

Water Ghosts


Author: Shawna Yang Ryan
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781594202070
Category: Fiction
Page: 259
View: 8078
Arriving unexpectedly from China with two female companions in an early- twentieth-century California farming town, the long-lost wife of gambling parlor owner Richard Fong disrupts his illicit relationships with a pair of prostitutes and prompts a series of events that threatens the community's livelihood.

    • Discoveries in geography

The Natural Explorer


Author: Tristan Gooley
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 9781444727357
Category: Discoveries in geography
Page: 360
View: 5140
The most rewarding travel experiences do not depend on our destination or the length of our journey, but on our levels of awareness. A short walk can compare with an epic journey, when we take the time to focus on the things that dramatically enrich each journey. Combining the work of the some of the most insightful travellers of the past two thousand years with his own experience , Tristan Gooley, author of THE NATURAL NAVIGATOR demonstrates how it is possible to connect profoundly with the lands we travel through. Exploration is no longer about hardship or long distances, it is about celebrating the sense of connection and discovery that is possible in all our travels.