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The Weather Machine: A Journey Inside the Forecast
 

The Weather Machine: A Journey Inside the Forecast (Hardback)

By Blum, Andrew

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From the acclaimed author of Tubes, a lively and surprising tour through the global network that predicts our weather, the people behind it, and what it reveals about our climate and our planet The weather is the foundation of our daily lives. It's a staple of small talk, the app... read full description below.

ISBN 9780062368614
Barcode 9780062368614
Published 25 June 2019 by Ecco Press
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780062368614
ISBN-10 0062368613
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Ecco Press
Imprint Ecco Press
Publication Date 25 June 2019
Publication Country
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Blum, Andrew
Category Meteorology
Global Warming
History Of Engineering & Technology
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 150mm
Height: 231mm
Spine: 28mm
Weight 363g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Weather forecasting, Meteorology
NBS Text Earth Sciences
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 551.63
Catalogue Code 994392

Description of this Book

From the acclaimed author of Tubes, a lively and surprising tour through the global network that predicts our weather, the people behind it, and what it reveals about our climate and our planet The weather is the foundation of our daily lives. It's a staple of small talk, the app on our smartphones, and often the first thing we check each morning. Yet behind all these humble interactions is the largest and most elaborate piece of infrastructure human beings have ever constructed--a triumph of both science and global cooperation. But what is the weather machine, and who created it? In The Weather Machine, Andrew Blum takes readers on a fascinating journey through the people, places, and tools of forecasting, exploring how the weather went from something we simply observed to something we could actually predict. As he travels across the planet, he visits some of the oldest and most important weather stations and watches the newest satellites blast off. He explores the dogged efforts of forecasters to create a supercomputer model of the atmosphere, while trying to grasp the ongoing relevance of TV weather forecasters. In the increasingly unpredictable world of climate change, correctly understanding the weather is vital. Written with the sharp wit and infectious curiosity Andrew Blum is known for, The Weather Machine pulls back the curtain on a universal part of our everyday lives, illuminating our changing relationships with technology, the planet, and our global community.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review A bright look at weather forecasting ... A solid popular account with plenty of quirky detail about this 'new way of seeing into the future.' --Kirkus Reviews Andrew Blum is a master of revealing the hidden systems behind technologies we take for granted. In the The Weather Machine, he takes on the daily forecast, and the result is deeply researched, tightly written, compulsively readable, and totally fascinating. --Seth Fletcher, author of Einstein's Shadow: A Black Hole, a Band of Astronomers, and the Quest to See the Unseeable This fascinating book reveals the existence and origins of surely one of our species' greatest creations, and Andrew Blum is the perfect writer to share both the remarkable human stories and the astonishing technical wizardry behind it all. --Mark Vanhoenacker, bestselling author of Skyfaring: A Journey with a Pilot

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Author's Bio

Andrew Blum is a journalist and the author of Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet, the first book-length look at the physical infrastructure of the Internet. Tubes has been translated into ten languages, and has become a crucial reference for journalists, politicians, and entrepreneurs eager to understand how the Internet works. Blum's writing about architecture, design, technology, urbanism, art, and travel has appeared in numerous publications, including Wired, Popular Science, Vanity Fair, and the New York Times.

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