The Nature Instinct by Tristan Gooley audiobook

The Nature Instinct: Learn to Find Direction, Sense Danger, and Even Guess Nature’s Next Move—Faster Than Thought

By Tristan Gooley
Read by Jeff Harding

Bolinda Audio 9781615194797
10.41 Hours Unabridged
Format: CD (In Stock)
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“A captivating guide to finding one’s way in the wild.”—The Wall Street Journal The culmination of everything Tristan Gooley has written so far: How to take what you learn about the outdoors—and make it second nature Publisher's note: The Nature Instinct was published in the UK under the title Wild Signs and Star Paths. Readers of master outdoorsman Tristan Gooley have learned that the world is filled with clues to look for—we can use the Big Dipper to tell time, for example, and a budding flower to find south. But what about the innate survival instincts that told Gooley to move on one night, just as he was about to make camp? Everything looked perfect, but something felt wrong. When Gooley returned to his abandoned campsite to search for clues, there they were: All of the tree trunks were slightly bent. The ground had already shifted once in a storm—and could easily shift again, becoming treacherous in heavy rain. The Nature Instinct shows us how Gooley and other expert observers—from hunters in the English countryside to the Pygmy people in the Congo—have recovered and rekindled this lost “sixth sense;” a subconscious, deeper understanding of our surroundings. By training ourselves through slow, careful observation, we too can unlock this kind of intuition—for finding the forest’s edge when deep in the woods, or knowing when a wild animal might pose danger—without even having to stop to think about it.

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An Amazon Editor’s Top Pick

“A captivating guide to finding one’s way in the wild.”—The Wall Street Journal

The culmination of everything Tristan Gooley has written so far: How to take what you learn about the outdoors—and make it second nature

Publisher's note: The Nature Instinct was published in the UK under the title Wild Signs and Star Paths.

Readers of master outdoorsman Tristan Gooley have learned that the world is filled with clues to look for—we can use the Big Dipper to tell time, for example, and a budding flower to find south. But what about the innate survival instincts that told Gooley to move on one night, just as he was about to make camp? Everything looked perfect, but something felt wrong. When Gooley returned to his abandoned campsite to search for clues, there they were: All of the tree trunks were slightly bent. The ground had already shifted once in a storm—and could easily shift again, becoming treacherous in heavy rain.

The Nature Instinct shows us how Gooley and other expert observers—from hunters in the English countryside to the Pygmy people in the Congo—have recovered and rekindled this lost “sixth sense;” a subconscious, deeper understanding of our surroundings. By training ourselves through slow, careful observation, we too can unlock this kind of intuition—for finding the forest’s edge when deep in the woods, or knowing when a wild animal might pose danger—without even having to stop to think about it.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A paean to the beauty and majesty of nature…And like all the best books, it makes the world around you a lot more interesting.” Spectator (London)
“Offers the reader a chance to recover the outdoorsman’s natural sense through fifty-two ‘keys,’ to exchange slow, analytic thinking for the fast thinking that makes connections with nature in a way that few now experience.” Field Magazine
"[A] beautifully written almanac of tricks and tips that we’ve lost along the way, with the intention of helping us regain what he calls the ‘sixth sense’: our innate ability to scan the landscape and anticipate what might happen next…I now trust Tristan Gooley with my life.” The Guardian (London)
“A captivating guide to finding one’s way in the wild.” Wall Street Journal

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Author Bio: Tristan Gooley

Author Bio: Tristan Gooley

Tristan Gooley is the author of The Natural Navigator, The Lost Art of Reading Nature’s Signs, and How to Read Water. His passion for the subject of natural navigation stems from his hands-on experience. A Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation and the Royal Geographical Society, he set up the Natural Navigator school. He and his school can be found online at naturalnavigator.com.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Nonfiction/Sports & Recreation
Runtime: 10.41
Audience: Adult
Language: English