378 So, there’s this book…

As usual, the picture has no relationship with the content of the post.

The Book is; The Walker’s guide to outdoor Clues & Signs by Tristan Gooley. I was going to share a link with you, but it’s a long horrendous amazon link, that I don’t want here, possibly at the bottom of this post.

Anyhow, I I have been wanting to read this book for several weeks, but had three others that I was determined to finish before starting this one. Usually, I can’t do that, if I want to read a book regardless of how many others I have on the go. As it happens, I do have another book on the go. I’ll write about that one later. Back to Tristan. No less an August publication than the The Financial Times describes the book as “A charming and intelligent guide to exploring the local landscape”. Sounds right up my street, so having finished the other books I picked it up Monday Evening and started reading.

the introduction was OK (yes, that sounds a bit weak mom, intended to be) and the first few pages were of a similar vein, not making it sound very exciting am I? Anyhow, I get to page 22, where I encounter the piece on the different colour of soils, and the story of the early 20th century American, Albert Munsell, who developed a system of categorising soil by it’s colour. The scheme, you can google it, it will come up, is still used by scientists today, Indeed, the Munsell system would have been used by yourself, when you were selecting which colour paint you want to use in your lounge. Ok, that was interesting. So now my curiosity is peaked. What else is here that I’m going to find interesting? Now that might sound like a boring thing to get excited about, but it’s these little things I get interested in.

I’m a few pages further on now. talking about how to track animals. I honestly don’’t think I will be doing much of that, but it is interesting. I’m going to stick with the book.

The Walker’s Guide to Outdoor Clues and signs Now, there you go. I’ve just learned something else about links in WordPress. How excellent is that?

Published by Bill

I just want to write, but I prefer to stay away from controversial topics like politics. I am happy to confess that at the moment, I am writing for me. If you enjoy my writings, and I hope you do then that is all the better.

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