How To Read Water: Clues & Patterns from Puddles to the Sea
You'll learn how to:
Interpret ponds like a Polynesian
Spot dangerous water in the pitch black with the help of a clock face
Read the sea like a Viking
Forecast the weather from waves
Find your way with puddles
Decipher wave patterns on beaches
Decode the colour of water
Unravel a river like an expert
From wild swimming in...more
Like so much of the nautical world, there is a simple code to be broken before we can enjoy reading Plimsoll Lines. There are usually two main parts to these lines. There is the vertical ruler, which is the key ...more
The author not only teaches the reader to read water by looking at it, but he also imparts wisdom from ...more
I marked so many pages of this book to come back to, for inspiration, for knowledge, and for fun. Definitely one I'm happy to ...more
It's got nice pictures and phenomena well described. It feels like a secret skill to be able to tell the weather forecast from a puddle of water or know where to search water from a desert by observing birds.
Highly practical. Good stuff.
This is an interesting book that explores how water works in nature. What causes waves? Why does water move the way it does? How can you navigate on water? How to you read what water is telling you? A very interesting topic, even for someone in a landlocked state such as myself.
I stopped after 1/3, constantly feeling I am being handed great wisdom I just could not find compelling enough or interesting enough to memorize and use. I found myself spacing out despite thinking how this book is one of its kind, a true trove of knowledge.
I didn't find the persistence in me to finish it, but I do not think that it is bad at all - it is just a mismatch between us. Therefore, I choose not to rate it.
The book probably didn't need to be 360 pages long, but the author seemed determined to fit in a crash course in ships and navigation, beyond what is strictly applicable to an ...more
As a swimmer and paddler, and one who has to put ...more
While not completely scientific, it is nonetheless thoroughly readable, and I look forward to digging into this author's ...more