One of four new titles in the 'Little Ways to Live a Big Life' series - essential reading to live a fulfilled and meaningful existence.
This is the ultimate guide to skimming a stone.
Stone skimming is an art and a science: a brief distraction on a country walk and an international sport with highly competitive championships.
Ralph Jones covered last year's World Stone Skimming Championships and here, he investigates the physics, the strategy and the philosophy behind the urge we all experience when we come across a body of water and some nice flat stones.
In this beautiful little book, you'll learn how to select the perfect stone, add just the right amount of spin, calculate the angle and measure the ideal distance to the first bounce on the water.
Whether you're a rookie beginner or a seasoned pro, or somewhere in between, this delightful book will have you making ripples in no time.
Ralph Jones is a freelance writer, journalist and comedy performer. His writing has appeared in the New Yorker, the Guardian, GQ, Vice and the New Statesman, and he has been shortlisted for the Anthony Burgess Prize, a BSME Rising Star Award and a PPA Award. He is a performer and head writer for the sketch group The Awkward Silence, and he produces Criminal, a murder mystery improv night and podcast, which has starred comedians including Miles Jupp, Deborah FrancesWhite, and Rachel Parris. How to Skim a Stone is his first book.