Tristan Gooley – How to Read Water


A must-have audiobook 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.

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.

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

Includes over 700 clues, signs and patterns.

Author: Tristan Gooley
Narrator: Jeff Harding
Duration: 10 hours 41 minutes
Released: 19 Dec 2012
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Language: English

User Review:

layman efficient

A fairly entertaining and informative read (or listen), with new facts which I hadn’t known about which were discussed with relish. However, i was a bit sad when Ruth Kassinger dragged up that 100+ year old misconception about taste buds and the tongue map or taste map is the chapter mentioning miso soup. Research, please. That was debunked over 40 years ago, but still seems to worm its way into all sorts of article, books, journals, etc. Other than that singular inaccuracy I was able to soldier on and finished the book with glee.