From the New York Times–bestselling author, “a captivating guide to finding one’s way in the wild” (The Wall Street Journal).
Master outdoorsman Tristan Gooley was just about to make camp when he sensed danger—but couldn’t say why. After sheltering elsewhere, Gooley returned to investigate: What had set off his subconscious alarm?
Suddenly, he understood: All of the tree trunks were slightly bent. The ground had already shifted once and could easily become treacherous in a storm.
The Nature Instinct shows how we, too, can unlock this intuitive understanding of our surroundings. Learn to sense the forest’s edge from deep in the woods, or whether a wild animal might pose danger—before you even know how you know.
“[A] beautifully written almanac of tips and tricks we’ve lost along the way.” —The Guardian
“A useful owner’s manual for anyone who likes to get outdoors and be immersed in something beyond the asphalt.” —Kirkus Reviews
Previously published in the UK under the title Wild Signs and Star Paths