The Natural Navigator, by Tristan Gooley.
I have spoken to Tristan several times, he's a great guy and his books are superb. The ancient skills of navigating by Natural sign, skills lost to the modern man, are refound in this book and there to be learned anew. A must for anyone interested in bushcraft and survival, I highly reccommend this book. (Its taken along, long time to get these books into Canada....but its worth it!)
Now in paperbackand with 20 new illustrationsthe guide Science News hailed as a great primer on how the forces of nature affect the landscapesBefore GPS, before the compass, and even before cartography, humankind was navigating. A windswept tree, the depth of a puddle, or a trill of birdsong could point the way homeand, for the alert traveler, they still can. Whether youre exploring in the mountains or on lunch break, natural navigation can keep you on course and alert to the wonders of the natural world. Adventurer and navigation expert Tristan Gooley unlocks the directional clues hidden in the sun, moon, stars, clouds, weather patterns, lengthening shadows, changing tides, plant growth, and the habits of local wildlife.Enriched by helpful illustrations, and filled with navigational anecdotes collected across centuries, continents, and cultures, The Natural Navigator proves that anyone with a curious mind can still find south by looking at the moonand find adventure in their own backyard.