Tristan Gooley - How to Read Water: Clues and Patterns from Puddles to the Sea and Jonathan White - Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean
A fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation and the Royal Geographical Society, Gooley founded the Natural Navigator School, and he is also the only living person to have both flown solo and sailed single-handedly across the Atlantic. In his fifth book, the author of The Natural Navigator and The Lost Art of Reading Nature’s Signs delivers a paean to water in its myriad shapes, depths, and locations. He appreciates the ripples of a puddle as much as he admires the complex flow of the Arctic Sea. He also tells you how to forecast weather from clues in the waves.
A Marine conservationist, sailor, and surfer, White edited Talking on the Water, a collection of interviews focused on the relationship between people and nature. In his second book he travels the world, studying the motion of the waters. Covering several continents, he examines the effect of rising sea levels on cities like Venice, talks to the monks of Mont Saint-Michel about the intersection of spirituality and tidal rhythms, reports on tides as an energy resource in Chile and Scotland, and joins an Inuit in the hunt for mussels under the Arctic sea ice.