... Tristan Gooley knows a thing or two about adventure... this is in part a history of exploration, but also a practical guide.
Praise for NATURAL EXPLORER
[THE NATURAL EXPLORER] is an essential part of any outdoor/nature-writing library and it's full of wonderful examples of how to read, understand and connect with the landscape.
Discover a whole new world... a journey through the intricate, detailed and often-missed sides of a walk.
The Natural Explorer by Tristan Gooley is a call to enrich our travel experiences through connecting with nature - essentially a greater awareness of our surroundings... Chapters include the sky, the earth and time - and as someone who can get around the Tate in about half an hour, I paid particular attention here.
A charming and intelligent guide to exploring the local landscape.
Using poems, diary entries and letters from nature lovers of ancient Rome to the present day, Gooley has written the perfect book to take out walking - and it would be a crime not to find the time to see, and smell, the roses.
Gooley tells fascinating tales of scientific wonder and geographical discovery. Each themed chapter, complete with illustrations, maps, diagrams and literary quotations, stand alone as a mini-museum in tribute to exploration... he reads the landscape with genuine perceptiveness...