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  • The Walker's Guide to Outdoor Clues and Signs

  • Their Meaning and the Art of Making Predictions and Deductions
  • By: Tristan Gooley
  • Narrated by: Tristan Gooley
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (109 ratings)

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The Walker's Guide to Outdoor Clues and Signs

By: Tristan Gooley
Narrated by: Tristan Gooley
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Summary

From the best-selling author of The Natural Explorer and How To Read Water, the Sunday Times Book of the Year.

2015 BBC Countryfile Magazine Country Book of the Year and winner of the Outdoor Book of the Year at The Great Outdoors Awards 2015

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 10 best seller 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.

©2014 Tristan Gooley (P)2014 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

Critic reviews

"Even the intrepid Bear Grylls could learn a trick or two from this book." (The Times)

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Interesting

The subject matter and narration were excellent. I was less interested in the Dayak elements and would have preferred further information relating to the U.K.

This one of those books that is more suited to reading as pictures to supplement the descriptions would enhance learning.

Overall it is very interesting.

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Fundamentally a must

Spellbound, which ever book you decide to listen to buy the actual book in the collection, a must for any joinery or adventure and definitely for you home library.....

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Fantastic book!

A great book that is informative and wonderfully read. It really does show you a path (or how to find it)

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Brilliant

This is a brilliant book and had so much information in it. I was so impressed by it.

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Clear and Engaging

I've bought several of this author's books now, and while I've enjoyed them all, this is easily my favourite. It's absolutely packed with facts, connections, and techniques. I've read some similar books by other authors which are pleasant to read, but amount to being a book of anecdotes with tips sprinkled in occasionally. This book is the opposite, and I'm so grateful for that. It flows nicely together to make for an entertaining read, but there are no fluffy voids of information, it's constantly engaging and teaching.

It's a good mixture of levels of complexity. I'm sure most readers will find some familiar signs and connections that they didn't even realise they knew, but also find new ways of looking at the landscape which they would never have thought of. This is a book I'll be coming back to again and again for years, I know it.

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I will listen to it again soon

l thought I knew a lot about the outdoors but this book has upgraded me.

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Essential reading

if you enjoy the outdoors or walking then this book should be essential reading. This book is now my most gifted book and I own both audio and physical copies. Can't recommend enough

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Interesting titbits

Highly interesting and well narrated. Probably about 50% of it actually relevant to UK walkers but still highly informative.

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