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How to Read Water
Clues, Signs and Patterns from Puddels to the Sea
VerfasserIn: Gooley, Tristan
Verfasserangabe: Tristan Gooley
Jahr: 2016
Verlag: London, Sceptre
Mediengruppe: Buch
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VERLAGSTEXT: / / In this enthusiastic, if esoteric, volume, Gooley (The Lost Art of Reading Nature¿s Signs), a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and Royal Institute of Navigation, diagnoses humans with a lack of fascination with water and sets out to rectify this situation. He examines water in its various liquid forms, pointing readers toward the ¿physical clues, signs, and patterns to look for in water, whether you are standing by a puddle or gazing out across miles of ocean.¿ For example, Gooley identifies various types of puddles¿including low-point, tracker, and navigator puddles¿and reveals the reasons behind the ways they form, such as the ground beneath them, or the local flora and fauna. Similarly, he explains the differences among ripples, waves, and swells in larger bodies of water. Readers should be prepared for the occasional technical discussion, as when Gooley gives a rundown of the individual layers of water in a lake¿epilimnion, thermocline, hypolimnion¿and outlines an experiment readers can do at home to further explore them. The minutiae may turn off some readers, but avid and budding outdoorspeople will appreciate Gooley¿s breadth of knowledge and accessible approach to his subject. Agent: Sophie Hicks, Sophie Hicks Agency. (Aug.) / /
 
AUS DEM INHALT: / / Strange beginnings: An Introduction | 1 / Launching | 13 / How to see the Pacific in a pond | 21 / Land ripples | 34 / The not so humble puddle | 44 / Rivers and Streams | 59 / The Rise | 86 / The Lake | 104 / The colour of water | 116 / Light and water | 130 / The sound of water | 145 / Reading waves | 159 / The Omani Delight: an interlude | 188 / The coast | 200 / The beach | 221 / Currents and Tides | 243 / Water at night | 271 / Shipwatching | 294 / Rare and extraordinary | 309 / Uncharted water: An epilogue | 324 / / Sources, Notes and Further Reading | 332 / Selected Bibliography | 347 / Acknowledgements | 351 / Index | 353 /
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VerfasserIn: Gooley, Tristan
VerfasserInnenangabe: Tristan Gooley
Jahr: 2016
Verlag: London, Sceptre
Systematik: VS.W, FS.E
ISBN: 978-1-473-61520-5
2. ISBN: 1-473-61520-8
Beschreibung: First published, 376 Seiten : Illustrationen, graphische Darstellungen
Sprache: Englisch
Fußnote: Literaturverzeichnis
Mediengruppe: Buch