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Nobody wakes up in the morning and decides to shut down their senses and stumble through each day in an oblivious bubble, and yet some people end up having much richer experiences than others. In this guidebook, natural navigator Tristan Gooley strives to reawaken our senses to help us understand and deepen our personal experience of nature.

His message is to connect - however we can and to whatever draws us in. Some listeners will find they have a knack for predicting rain or, after 10 minutes of trying to draw a tree, that they will never look at trees the same way again. For others, the landscape will come to life once they see everything from butterflies to bears as locked in a Darwinian struggle for survival.

By pairing his philosophy - that there's much more to nature than meets the eye if we know where and how to look - with 15 simple get-out-the-door exercises, Gooley invites listeners who have shared his previous adventures to go out and make their own discoveries.

©2017 Tristan Gooley (P)2017 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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A fool sees not the same tree a wise man sees

So I've been too lazy to actually do all the exercises in this book, but as I walk and kayak I've wanted to understand and connect more with my surroundings. This book is for just that purpose: to enrich our observation and relation with what's happening all around us in Nature. He's a good teacher and has wonderful explanations that make you look at the world in a new way. But he also celebrates the power of nature to build bonds. It's been weeks since I've read this book, but working outside with my son today, it provoked a good talk about figuring out our directions based on the various signs around us--and just seeing made our whole experience richer. It reminds me of how Blake said, "a fool sees not the same tree as a wise man sees."

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Can't be beat!

If you're into reading nature at all this guy is the best. I have read a couple books and this quick listen was spectacular. The narrator read it well, too. I only wish there were more of his works on here.

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