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Across the river... and into the trees

Tristan Gooley learns to read all kinds of ripples and undercurrents, while Jack Cooke explores London’s vast leafy canopy

30 April 2016

9:00 AM

30 April 2016

9:00 AM

How to Read Water: Clues, Signs and Patterns from Puddles to the Sea Tristan Gooley

Sceptre, pp.384, £20, ISBN: 9781473615205

The Tree Climber’s Guide: Adventures in the Urban Canopy Jack Cooke

HarperCollins, pp.304, £14.99, ISBN: 9780008153915

Water accounts for 70 per cent of your planet, and 60 per cent of your body. Yet when do you ever stop to consider it? 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.

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