'I would recommend this book to all who seek explanations of the incredible variety of natural sights and sounds detectable in the open air.'
'The Secret World of Weather frames itself early on as an aid to forecasting, by decoding signs in mackerel skies and dust devils. But it's really much more than that. It's about the ecology of weather, how the movement of the 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. Metereodi-versity, you might call it ... Gooley is the best kind of teacher: gentle, patient, nudging.'
'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.'
'After 40 years as a professional meteorologist, I've looked at the weather through Tristan Gooley's fresh eyes and seen new things.'
'Gooley marshals a riveting compendium of weather-reading skills ... he has plenty of facts at his fingertips with which to excite.'
'Gooley's skill is to piece it all together, make it interesting - and go deeper.'
'This breezy new book reveals how to read nature's very own weather forecast ... full of fascinating trivia.'
Tristan has established himself as Britain's pre-eminent professor of practical geography. His books and fieldcraft schools are dedicated to passing on his love of knowledge and his desire to make us smarter walkers... 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.
This expert guide helps you become your own forecaster.
'Essential reading for outdoor swimmers'