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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... 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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ISBN 9780062368614
Released NZ 25 Jun 2019
Publisher Ecco Press
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780062368614
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
Publisher Ecco Press
Imprint Ecco Press
Released 25 Jun 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
Dewey Code 551.63
Weight 363g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Weather forecasting, Meteorology
NBS Text Earth Sciences
ONIX Text General/trade