Global authority on natural navigation Tristan Gooley has been commissioned by Sceptre to write How to Read Water: Clues, Signs & Patterns from Puddles to the Sea.
Commissioning editor Rupert Lancaster commissioned How to Read Water from Sophie Hicks at the Sophie Hicks Agency.
Gooley, whose book The Walker’s Guide to Outdoor Clues and Signs was a Sunday Times Top 10 bestseller in 2014, will use his own investigations and experiences to reveal “the secrets of ponds, puddles, rivers, oceans and more”. He has led expeditions on five continents and is the only living person to have both flown solo and sailed singlehanded across the Atlantic.
Lancaster said: “The wonderful critical and commercial response to The Walker’s Guide shows how much people enjoy Tristan’s ability to explain the natural world in a way that is both clear and un-patronising. A secret of Tristan’s success is originality, and How to Read Water brilliantly demonstrates his ability to make us look afresh at the world around us.”
Sceptre will publish in April 2016.