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The Weather Machine: A Journey Inside the Forecast
   

The Weather Machine: A Journey Inside the Forecast (Library Binding, Large type / large print edition)

By Blum, Andrew

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From the acclaimed author of Tubes, a lively and surprising tour of the infrastructure behind the weather forecast, the people who built 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 these quotidian interactions is one of the most expansive machines human beings have ever constructed--a triumph of science, technology and global cooperation. But what is this 'weather machine' and who created it? In The Weather Machine, Andrew Blum takes readers on a fascinating journey through an everyday miracle. In a quest to understand how the forecast works, he visits old weather stations and watches new satellites blast off. He follows the dogged efforts of scientists to create a supercomputer model of the atmosphere and traces the surprising history of the algorithms that power their work. He discovers that we have quietly entered a golden age of meteorology--our tools allow us to predict weather more accurately than ever, and yet we haven't learned to trust them, nor can we guarantee the fragile international alliances that allow our modern weather machine to exist. 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 relationships with technology, the planet, and the global community.
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ISBN 9781432870058
Released NZ 6 Nov 2019
Publisher Thorndike Press Large Print
Format Library Binding, Large type / large print edition
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ISBN-13 9781432870058
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Thorndike Press Large Print
Imprint Thorndike Press Large Print
Released 6 Nov 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Library Binding, Large type / large print edition
Edition Large type / large print edition
Author(s) By Blum, Andrew
Category Meteorology
Global Warming
History Of Engineering & Technology
Natural History, Country Life & Pets
Number of Pages 284
Dimensions Width: 142mm
Height: 218mm
Spine: 25mm
Dewey Code 551.63
Weight 476g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Large type books, Weather forecasting
NBS Text Environment & Planning
ONIX Text General/trade

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