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The Secret World of Weather: How to Read Signs in Every Cloud, Breeze, Hill, Street, Plant, Animal, and Dewdrop Hardcover – May 25 2021

4.7 out of 5 stars 106 ratings

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Learn to read the signs in every cloud, breeze, plant, and snowflake!

The perfect picnic spot is under a tree, but not just for the shade: When wind passes through a tree, higher pressure causes the breeze blowing under the tree to move faster and feel cooler.

The Tree Fan

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Know Your Umbrellas

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"Gooley marshals a riveting compendium of weather-reading skills. . . . He has plenty of facts at his fingertips with which to excite."-The Times

"[An] ingenious collection of tips and tricks for analyzing and anticipating weather phenomena. . . . The wealth of wisdom on offer is impressive. Adventurers in the making will find this worth returning to."-Publishers Weekly

"In sharing a lifetime's worth of exploration and insight, [Gooley] awakens readers to the wonders of the weather and our respective microclimates."-Kirkus Reviews

"After 40 years as a professional meteorologist, I've looked at the weather through Tristan Gooley's fresh eyes and seen new things."-Peter Gibbs, weatherman and BBC Presenter

"The trouble with reading Tristan's new book is that he makes me feel like I've been walking around with my eyes closed . . . His books are so packed with interesting facts."-Al Humphreys, adventurer, motivational speaker, and author of Microadventures: Local Discoveries for Great Escapes
"A timely book to help us as we get back into the outdoors. The Secret World of Weather is a thrill-ride through the signs and secrets of clouds, winds, dewdrops and sunlight. A fascinating read in itself, it's also as practical as ever."-Country Walking

"Gooley's skill is to piece it all together, make it interesting-and go deeper."-Cross Country

"This breezy new book reveals how to read nature's very own weather forecast. . . . Full of fascinating trivia."-Daily Mail

"A book that chimes strongly for all sailors."-Sailing Today
"I would recommend this book to all who seek explanations of the incredible variety of natural sights and sounds detectable in the open air."-Weather, journal of the Royal Meteorological Society

"The Secret World of Weather frames itself early on as an aid to forecasting. . . . But it's really much more than that. It's about the ecology of weather, how the movement of air and the heat of the sun negotiate with the forms of hill and tree and building to generate the most wondrous variety of phenomena."-The Telegraph

About the Author

New York Times–bestselling author Tristan Gooley has led expeditions on five continents, climbed mountains in three, and is the only living person to have both flown and sailed solo across the Atlantic. His more than two decades of pioneering outdoor experience include research among tribal peoples in some of the remotest regions on Earth.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ The Experiment (May 25 2021)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 400 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1615197540
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1615197545
  • Item weight ‏ : ‎ 540 g
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 14.61 x 3.2 x 21.21 cm
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Kid Ferrous
3.0 out of 5 stars Lost weather wisdom, rediscovered.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 14, 2021
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3.0 out of 5 stars Lost weather wisdom, rediscovered.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 14, 2021
If you read this book, it won’t take you long to realise that author Tristan Gooley provisionally belongs to a long line of British eccentrics as he shares his arcane weather knowledge.
And what an arcane book it is. There is very little of the digital here; the world explored in this book is a distinctly analog one. There is a sense of rediscovering lost knowledge, far removed from the internet. Along the way, you will learn, for example, the huge significance of clouds’ bottoms, and the best kind of tree to take shelter under during a rainstorm. I recognised sayings about the weather, which over time have proved to be spot on, that my mother is fond of randomly coming out with, suggesting that in years gone by this kind of rapport with the natural world was normal, and has been forgotten as the world (and meteorology itself, perhaps) has moved on. There are funny one-liners - “Like a sherry-filled aunt at Christmas, dew remembers everything, but is vague with detail”- among the more scientific stuff.
Having read the whole book, I feel that it is best taken in small doses, because while it is incredibly fascinating, in some places I found myself zoning out. The science-y bits are explained well and in accessible language, but there is a lot of it to take in. I couldn’t honestly say this book is an easy read, at least not in one sitting. That isn’t to say the book isn’t enjoyable - the author certainly knows his onions and has a pleasant style which often elicits a chuckle - but it can be an overwhelming one.
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Bob Downton
3.0 out of 5 stars Would I read this book again?
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 4, 2021
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4.0 out of 5 stars detailed observation
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 12, 2021
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 11, 2021
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5.0 out of 5 stars A fab book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 21, 2021
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