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  • The Secret World of Weather

  • How to Read Signs in Every Cloud, Breeze, Hill, Street, Plant, Animal, and Dewdrop
  • By: Tristan Gooley
  • Narrated by: Tristan Gooley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (39 ratings)

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Summary

Author of the international best sellers The Walker's Guide and How to Read Water illuminates another subject of perennial interest and importance: the weather.

The weather changes as we walk around a tree or turn down a street. There is a secret world of weather - one that we all live in, but very few see. 

Each day we pass dozens of small weather signs that reveal what the weather is doing all around us - and what is about to happen. The clues are easy to spot when you know how, but remain invisible to most people. 

In The Secret World of Weather, you'll discover the simple rules that explain the weather signs. And you'll learn rare skills that enhance every minute you spend outdoors, whether you are in a town, on a beach or in a wilder spot. 

Tristan Gooley knows how to de-code the phenomena and what signs to look for. As he says, 'I want you to get to know these signs as I have, as characters. By studying their habits and behaviours, the signs come to life and the meaning reveals itself. From this flows an ability to read what is happening and what is about to happen.'

This is the ultimate guide to exploring an undiscovered world, one that hides in front of our eyes.

©2021 Tristan Gooley (P)2021 Hodder & Stoughton Ltd

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Fantastic book

Tristan covers a deep subject in a wonderful way. It feels like I’m on a walk with him. Joyful read and listen!

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An absolute delight

This book is so wholesome and informative that I have enjoyed every second so far. I strongly recommend listening to the first few chapters whilst sat outside to experience what is said in the book.

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A must for people who like to get outdoors

With the narrator being the author the words are spoken with real enthusiasm meaning that you take in the words spoken as the passion is in the voice creates the image with his voice. A delightful listen. Each listen you will collect/learn more.

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Exceptional

Cannot recommend highly enough. Packed with so much interesting information it's ridiculous value. Narration by the author is much better than a voice actor as his genuine passion for the subject matter comes across. I don't reread (or listen to) many books but will do with this.

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Know what’s coming

A brilliant book, so much easy to understand useful knowledge. I’ll never look at the sky in the same way again.

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A PHD Masters in weather studies

My guess is that Tristan Gooley must have swallowed the Met Office computer before he sat down to write this book because there doesn't seem to be anything he doesn't know about the weather.

Joking apart, this is a very fine book and whilst it carries a great deal of detail it is very easy to understand and follow. And it covers just about every aspect of this subject which so fascinates us in these damp isles.

Written by someone who must have invented the weather but easy enough for the layperson to follow with ease and no little interest.