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A SUNDAY TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR 'Jam-packed with information, this book will fascinate sailors, fishers, birders, naturalists, hikers, and anyone interested in the natural world.' - Forbes 'A vital read for we who regularly plunge into the North Sea (even on Christmas morning), sail across seas and occasionally slip down riverbanks and step in puddles. Good to know the science while you squelch' - Sunday Times 'Tristan Gooley's lovely and exhaustively researched book...if you like water, as I do, you will learn a lot.' Wall Street Journal A Sunday Times 'Must Read' book 'This study of rivers, lakes, puddles and seas brims over with astonishing facts...His observational skills can be breathtaking' The Sunday Times 'This inspired guide to water in all its forms will make a big splash...Gooley has done his subject proud - this is seriously fascinating stuff.' The Times 'The quirks and habits and secrets of good old H2O were crying out to have a book written about them. That said, it had to be written by the right person... Fortunately, the job went to Tristan Gooley.' The Spectator A must-have book for walkers, sailors, swimmers, anglers and everyone interested in the natural world, in How To Read Water, Natural Navigator Tristan Gooley shares knowledge, skills, tips and useful observations to help you enjoy the landscape around you. Includes over 700 clues, signs and patterns. 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 Sussex to wayfinding off Oman, via the icy mysteries of the Arctic, Tristan Gooley draws on his own pioneering journeys to reveal the secrets of ponds, puddles, rivers, oceans and more to show us all the skills we need to read the water around us.
John Kretschmer is sailing's practical philosopher – as much a doer as a thinker. And that is the overarching theme of this chronicle of a sailing life. Often amusing, sometimes poignant, occasionally terrifying but always inspiring, his deeply personal account is a welcome reminder of the good life waiting at sea. With hundreds of thousands of nautical miles under his keel, John's adventures have taken him several times around the world, with challenging crossings of the Atlantic and the Pacific, a narrow escape from a coup in Yemen, an unlikely deliverance from a coral reef off Belize as well as more serene, introspective passages where trade winds are blowing and stories are flowing. His crew has included CEOs, actors, writers, teachers, kids – in essence, everyone. John's narrative is interwoven with practical tips and advice in seamanship, but also, and just as importantly, his hard-won insights about making the most of our lives. He truly believes we find out who we really are, and what we are capable of, far from the shackles of land, when we find a place where time changes shape – days may merge into one another, but minutes are memorable. To live adventurously is to live more fully, and that is the life John Kretschmer continues to live. In this book he shares his simple profundities that will inspire those who live to sail, and those seeking something more rewarding from life.
تعد رواية "المسخ" للكاتب "فرانز كافكا" من نوعية الروايات التي يجب أن تتعب نفسك وتجتهد لتلحظ جمالها، وهي رواية أسلوبها رائع وعميقة المعاني، ولا شك أن القصة وا?حداث غريبة جدا، وتبدو سوريالية الى حد بعيد، لكنها واقعية، ومن أحداث الراوية: (تخيل أن تستيقظ من النوم، لتجد نفسك و قد تحولت إلى حشرة، بهذه الطريقة يفتتح كافكا روايته المسخ، غريغور سامسا، بطل الرواية، يستيقظ في أحد ا?يام ليكتشف تحوله إلى حشرة، هذه الحشرة غير محددة النوع، تحمل صفات الصرصار والخنفساء، يعمل غريغور كبائع متجول، مما يجعله مصدر دخل ?سرته و العائل الوحيد بعد مرض والدته، و توقف والده عن العمل، و محاولة غريغور تسديد ديون والده المريضة بالربو، إضافة إلى أخته اللماحة المقربة. يستيقظ غريغور داخل حجرته المقفلة ا?بواب-حسب عادته في إغلاق غرفته ليلا ويلاحظ من طريقة تمدده ومظهر أعضائه أنه قد تحول إلى حشرة، تتوالى ا?حداث في الرواية، لتصف وضع غريغور داخل غرفته وغربته داخل عائلته، و شفقة هذه العائلة عليه، ثم تقززها ورغبتها في الخلاص منه بهيئته المقززة، لتأتي النهاية متوقعة وصادمة في الوقت نفس..).
Slow Snail hits the ball so hard during a baseball game that it flies to the moon and back. Will Snail have time to slide in for a home run?
In diesem Buch konzentriert sich Tristan Gooely ganz auf das wohl vielfältigste Element: Vom Navigieren im Oman bis hin zu Wanderungen in den eisigen Landschaften der Arktis weiht Tristan Gooley den Leser anhand seiner eigenen Reisen und Erlebnisse in die Geheimnisse der Teiche, Pfützen, Flüsse, und Meere ein. ·Wie liest man das Meer wie die alten Wikinger? ·Was sagt die Form der Wellen über das kommende Wetter aus? ·Wie kann man anhand von Pfützen den richtigen Weg finden? Ein wunderbares Buch für alle Wanderer, Segler, Schwimmer, Angler und all diejenigen, die sich gern in der freien Natur bewegen und endlich die Zeichen und Hinweise verstehen lernen wollen, die das Wasser für uns bereithält.
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