You might know that a herd of cows lying down can indicate rain, but what can goats, rabbits and even fish tell you about the weather? And while a red sky at night is a shepherd's delight, what might a rainbow in the evening mean to a cricketer? This delightful little book is peppered with amusing asides and explains how to forecast weather by observing natural barometers like animal behaviour, plant growth and the wind, clouds, stars and moon. Robin Page demonstrates that, by applying common sense to country lore, you'll find it far easier to decide whether to head out for a 10-mile hike or stay tucked up by the fire with a cocoa!
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Robin Page was born in 1943 on the small Cambridgeshire Farm where he still lives. He is author of over thirty books, including The Decline of an English Village, The Wildlife of the Royal Estates, The Hunting Gene, The Great British Butterfly Safari and The Revolting Peasant. He is founder of The Countryside Restoration Trust and presented One Man and His Dog for several years.Review:
Good light reading, it is spiced with amusing asides and pretty pictures * New Scientist *
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Book Description Penguin Books, Limited (UK), 1987. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110140051546