The Natural Navigator

The Natural Navigator

Now this singular guide helps us rediscover what our ancestors long understood—that a windswept tree, the depth of a puddle, or a trill of birdsong can help us find our way, if we know what to look and listen for.

Author: Tristan Gooley

Publisher: The Experiment

ISBN: 9781615190461

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

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Before GPS, before the compass, and even before cartography, humankind was navigating. Now this singular guide helps us rediscover what our ancestors long understood—that a windswept tree, the depth of a puddle, or a trill of birdsong can help us find our way, if we know what to look and listen for. 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 wildlife. Rich with navigational anecdotes collected across ages, continents, and cultures, The Natural Navigator will help keep you on course and open your eyes to the wonders, large and small, of the natural world.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Natural Navigator Tenth Anniversary Edition

The Natural Navigator  Tenth Anniversary Edition

Now with a new preface and 16 brand-new photographs—for anyone interested in learning more about nature, wherever they are—an utterly original and highly appealing guide hailed by Science News as “a great primer on how the forces of ...

Author: Tristan Gooley

Publisher: The Experiment

ISBN: 9781615197156

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 328

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Now with a new preface and 16 brand-new photographs—for anyone interested in learning more about nature, wherever they are—an utterly original and highly appealing guide hailed by Science News as “a great primer on how the forces of nature affect the landscapes and seascapes that everyone travels through.”
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Wayfinding

Wayfinding

The Natural Navigator: The Rediscovered Art of Letting Nature Be Your Guide. Reprint edition. New York: The Experiment, 2012. — — —. “The Navigator That Time Lost.” The Natural Navigator, 2009. https://www ...

Author: M. R. O'Connor

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781250200235

Category: Science

Page: 256

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At once far flung and intimate, a fascinating look at how finding our way make us human. "A marvel of storytelling." —Kirkus (Starred Review) In this compelling narrative, O'Connor seeks out neuroscientists, anthropologists and master navigators to understand how navigation ultimately gave us our humanity. Biologists have been trying to solve the mystery of how organisms have the ability to migrate and orient with such precision—especially since our own adventurous ancestors spread across the world without maps or instruments. O'Connor goes to the Arctic, the Australian bush and the South Pacific to talk to masters of their environment who seek to preserve their traditions at a time when anyone can use a GPS to navigate. O’Connor explores the neurological basis of spatial orientation within the hippocampus. Without it, people inhabit a dream state, becoming amnesiacs incapable of finding their way, recalling the past, or imagining the future. Studies have shown that the more we exercise our cognitive mapping skills, the greater the grey matter and health of our hippocampus. O'Connor talks to scientists studying how atrophy in the hippocampus is associated with afflictions such as impaired memory, dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease, depression and PTSD. Wayfinding is a captivating book that charts how our species' profound capacity for exploration, memory and storytelling results in topophilia, the love of place. "O'Connor talked to just the right people in just the right places, and her narrative is a marvel of storytelling on its own merits, erudite but lightly worn. There are many reasons why people should make efforts to improve their geographical literacy, and O'Connor hits on many in this excellent book—devouring it makes for a good start." —Kirkus Reviews
Categories: Science

Forest School for Grown Ups

Forest School for Grown Ups

The following titles are a selection of books that will help you dig deeper into many of the most rewarding aspects of exploring woodlands and ... Gooley, T. The Natural Navigator: The Rediscovered Art of Letting Nature Be Your Guide.

Author: Richard Irvine

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781797217338

Category: Nature

Page: 226

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From starting a fire to foraging for food, basket making to making a bird feeder, tree hugging and cloud scrying, this beautifully designed forest almanac is a treasure for anyone who loves the outdoors. Forest schools for kids originated in Scandinavia as outdoor play-based learning groups, and in 2016 The Forest School Foundation was established in the USA. But why should kids have all the fun? Connecting with green spaces, trees, and plants can lift our spirits, lower our stress levels, and relax our brains – in short, playing outside is good for adults, too. Forest School for Grown-Ups is here to help. A gorgeous and comprehensive guide to all things outdoors for anyone who loves being in and interacting with nature, readers will learn how to make a rope sing, go forest bathing, read flowers, build a campfire, and make a forest potion. From practical tips and how-tos to forest folklore, there's something for everyone. Exquisite lino cut art and illustrations run throughout, along with step-by-step instructions, diagrams, and more. Forest School for Grown-Ups provides the perfect resource for people of all ages to enjoy spending quality time outdoors. From starting a fire to foraging for food, basket making to making a bird feeder, tree hugging and cloud scrying, this beautifully designed forest almanac is a treasure for anyone who loves the outdoors. HANDY AND INFORMATIVE: Comprehensive collection of all things trees, loaded with practical content with a rich, powerful design, making it the perfect gift for anyone who loves the outdoors BEAUTIFUL AND DISTINCTIVE: Features unique handmade linocut art. FAMILY-FRIENDLY: Family-friendly, for all ages Perfect for: • Anyone who loves the outdoors, camping, trees, and nature • Father's Day, birthday, and holiday gift-givers
Categories: Nature