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Nature, Science,History

Nature, Science,History

How To Read Water: Clues & Patterns from Puddles to the Sea
By Tristan Gooley
 Publisher: Sceptre; 01 edition (6 April 2017)
ISBN-10: 1473615224
ISBN-13: 978-1473615229 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 and learn about the magic of the outdoors from your living room.Includes over 700 clues, signs and patterns. From wild swimming in Sussex to wayfinding in Oman, via the icy mysteries of the Arctic as Tristian Gooley includes the hidden aspects of water that generally would not meet the eye.  One example, ‘why is there a build-up of silt at one side of the river?’ could be one of the transient thoughts while on a river walk or looking over a bridge. The things you can discover about water out in the field with no equipment just you and your senses of course. With this book, you will discover a range of examples that I did not know before. Tristan Gooley guides you on this phenomenon helping you to decode and 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.

The Pennine Divide by Andrew Bibby (Frances Lincoln/ Ramblers Association ISBN 0-7112-2500-1)

One of a series of Freedom To Roam walking guides which celebrate the new-ish legal rights to walk in the English and Welsh countryside. This guide has directions and Ordnance Survey maps for 12 new walks between Greater Manchester and Yorkshire. Highlights include Dovestone, Holme Moss and Standedge. The instructions are easy to follow and the small versions of the maps help enormously. Remember that people campaigned for years for ordinary walkers to have access to these places, most notably the late Benny Rothman to whom the book is dedicated.

Richard Heaven

Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer (Pan ISBN 978-0-330-45367-7) watched the extraordinary film of the same name, (surprisingly directed and co-produced by Sean Penn), I bought the original book. Chris McCandless had everything to live for but gave it all up to travel around North America. He deliberately sought remote locations and ended up in Alaska, arguably the ultimate wilderness. Although I already knew the tragic ending of the tale, the book helped me to try and understand the motives of such a person. Krakauer’s book mixes interviews, commentary and extracts from McCandless’s own letters and journal.

Richard Heaven

Trees Of Britain & Europe by G.Aas and A. Riedmiller (Collins ISBN 978-0-167401-1)

When you are travelling you will inevitably go past some trees that you won’t recognise, whether you are in a car or on a train or a bus. This handy slim-line book will help you identify the trees and give you enough background information. It works equally well for those of you lucky enough to have a garden where you might want to plant new trees. Beautiful photographs on every other page make this a very appealing and useful book.

Richard Heaven

Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography

by Roland Barthes
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Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography
Twelve Apostles Stone Circle, Burley Moor, West Yorkshire - Archaeology & FolkloreThis personal, wide-ranging, and contemplative volume--and the last book Barthes published--finds the author applying his influential perceptiveness and associative insight to the subject of photography. To this end, several black-and-white photos (by the likes of Avedon, Clifford, Hine, Mapplethorpe, Nadar, Van Der Zee, and so forth) are reprinted throughout the text.

Twelve-Apostles-Circle-Burley-Yorkshire by Paul Bennett.

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