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Book- How to Read a Tree

Book- How to Read a Tree

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The Sunday Times Bestseller by Tristan Gooley.

'It was a lightbulb moment! I thought I knew my local woods - I walk there almost every day. But it's a thrill to see it through fresh eyes, to develop a much deeper understanding.' Peter Gibbs, Chair of BBC Gardeners' Question Time

'Will undoubtedly leave you with a deeper appreciation of trees...your country walks will never be quite the same again' - Daily Mail

Do two trees ever appear identical? No, but why? Every small difference is a clue.

Each tree we meet is filled with signs that reveal secrets about the life of that tree and the landscape we stand in. The clues are easy to spot when you know what to look for, but remain invisible to most people.

In How to Read a Tree, you’ll discover the simple principles that explain the shapes and patterns you can see in trees and what they mean. And you’ll learn rare skills that can be applied every time you pass a tree, whether you are in a town or a wilder spot.

As the author of the international bestsellers The Walker’s Guide and How to Read Water, Tristan Gooley knows how to uncover the phenomena worth looking for. He has been instructing people in the art of reading trees for two decades and this book includes signs that will not be found in any other book in the world.

Once you have learned to see these things it is impossible to unsee them. We will never look at a tree the same.

About the author:

Tristan Gooley is a writer, navigator and explorer. Through his journeys, teaching and

writing, he has pioneered a renaissance in the rare art of natural navigation.

ISBN: 9781529339598

Author: Tristan Gooley

Size: 216 x 153 x 34 mm

Format: Hardback. 320 pages

Provenance: Hachette are committed to sourcing products sustainably and to communicating our expectations clearly to our suppliers so that, together, we can produce our content in the best possible way for both the planet and the people involved.

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Limited


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