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Wild Signs and Star Paths

The Keys to Our Lost Sixth Sense
Narrated by: Peter Noble
Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
Categories: Non-fiction, Environment
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Summary

Tristan Gooley, author of the internationally best-selling How to Read Water and The Walker's Guide to Outdoor Clues & Signs, shows how it is possible to achieve a level of outdoors awareness that will enable you to sense direction from stars and plants, forecast weather from woodland sounds and predict the next action of an animal from its body language - instantly.

Although once common, this now rare awareness would be labelled by many as a 'sixth sense'. We have become so distanced from this way of experiencing our environment that it may initially seem hard to believe that it is possible, but Tristan Gooley uses a collection of 'keys' to show how everyone can develop this ability and enjoy the outdoors in an exciting way - one that is both new and ancient.

©2018 Tristan Gooley (P)2018 Hodder & Stoughton

Critic reviews

"Beautifully written...I promise you will feel more in tune with the world around after reading only one chapter of Wild Signs and Star Paths, let alone the book in its entirety." (Royal Institute of Navigation)

"A beautifully written almanac of tricks and tips that we've lost along the way." (Observer)

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This has changed my life

I now am picking up on the direction I'm travelling and I'm noticing so much more about the world. I travelled for 17 hours in the car from Brighton to Macduff the other day and spent most of the journey noticing connections... The sun movement, the moon movement, the tick in the trees, the animals, the trees and how they changed as we headed further north. The star constellations. Its opened up a whole new world to me and I love it. Thanks.

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Better than inspirational

Highly readable/listenable in the armchair but, even better, highly practical, useable knowledge to enhance the enjoyment of being outdoors.

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fantastic book. must listen again

absolutely loved this book . I'd reccommend to anyone and everyone. so many little nuggets

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What an unbridled pleasure!

Wonderful narrator, very easy to listen to. if you love nature you'll love this book!

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lovely

thoroughly enjoyable and interesting captured me and has set my want to be in the outdoors all the more

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What a stunning book

Wow, what can I say? If you love the outdoors and want to be more atuned to whats going on around you, this book is for you. Within a couple of days I was already "seeing south" with my newly developed fast brain (those who've read/listened to it will know what I mean). This is becomong expensive though, I've now bought all the physic books as a reference too!! This amazing treasure trove will switch on skills and knowledge that you never thought possible. Before you know it you'll be "seeing" the outdoors in a whole new perspective. Truly wonderful.

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Very interesting and easy listening. Well written

Really good listen. Easy to understand and informative.
Have recommended to bushcraft friends. I have his other book too, going to get that on audible as well so I can listen while I walk ...

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What a fantastic guide to the outdoors!

Everything I've learnt from this book just seems so obvious now. A wonderful, eye-opening re-introduction to the skills that we humans seem to have lost over time. Highly recommended!

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Excellent book will be listening to it again

This book has sparked a new interest in a new genre for me.
Helped that I know areas mentioned in the book an will now be looking out for signs

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Wonderful wall to wall observation training skills

Listening to this again, immediately after completing it. Its so fact packed I struggled to take on board all the information the first time rpund, but I've an hours commute to work... so happily keep listening to the lifetimes worth of skills to be gleaned from this book.

Casually using some of the skills has been unexpectedly rewarding. Observing compass heading from the landscape, and gaining an inkling toward understanding the method behind apparently random wildlife behaviour has opened up another aspect to appreciate mother earth from.

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