The Natural Navigator: The Rediscovered Art of Letting Nature Be Your Guide

The Natural Navigator: The Rediscovered Art of Letting Nature Be Your Guide


By (author) Tristan Gooley

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  • Publisher: Experiment LLC, The
  • Format: Paperback | 307 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 206mm x 23mm | 358g
  • Publication date: 5 June 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1615190465
  • ISBN 13: 9781615190461
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 90,131

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Now in paperback--and with 20 new illustrations--the guide "Science News" hailed as "a great primer on how the forces of nature affect the landscapes"Before GPS, before the compass, and even before cartography, humankind was navigating. A windswept tree, the depth of a puddle, or a trill of birdsong could point the way home--and, for the alert traveler, they still can. Whether you're exploring in the mountains or on lunch break, natural navigation can keep you on course and alert to the wonders of the natural world. Adventurer and navigation expert Tristan Gooley unlocks the directional clues hidden in the sun, moon, stars, clouds, weather patterns, lengthening shadows, changing tides, plant growth, and the habits of local wildlife.Enriched by helpful illustrations, and filled with navigational anecdotes collected across centuries, continents, and cultures, "The Natural Navigator" proves that anyone with a curious mind can still find south by looking at the moon--and find adventure in their own backyard.

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"Gooley 's calm, contemplative authority on matters solar, lunar and celestial establishes his guru credentials but it 's his revelations about the clues that lie scattered about the natural environment that really entrance: how puddles drying on paths, the shapes of sand dunes, the graininess of scree on the lee of a slope can all be enlisted to summon compass points to your horizon." Chris Born, "Time Out"--Chris Born "Time Out "