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The Weather Machine: How We See Into the Future

The Weather Machine: How We See Into the Future (Hardback)

By Blum, Andrew

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The Weather Machine is about a mirror world, and the people who invented it, that allows us to see into the future. When Superstorm Sandy hit North America, weather scientists had accurately predicted its arrival a full eight days beforehand. Their ability to do so is unprecedent...ed in human history and draws on nearly every major invention of the last two centuries: Newtonian physics, telecommunications, spaceflight and super-computing. In this gripping investigation, Andrew Blum takes us on a global journey to explain this miraculous-seeming feat - from satellites several miles above the Earth's surface, to ocean buoys thousands of miles from land, through some of the most ingenious minds and advanced algorithms at work today. Our destination: the simulated models they have constructed of our planet, which spin faster than time, turning chaos into science, offering glimpses of our future with eery precision. This collaborative invention spans the Earth and relies on continuous refinement and diplomatic co-operation between all nations. As extreme weather events become more frequent, many of us may come to depend on its survival for our own.
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ISBN 9781847923400
Released NZ 27 Jun 2019
Publisher Vintage
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781847923400
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher Vintage
Imprint The Bodley Head Ltd
Released 27 Jun 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
 › 2 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Blum, Andrew
Category Popular Science
Natural History, Country Life & Pets
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 144mm
Height: 222mm
Spine: 24mm
Dewey Code 551.63
Weight 346g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Weather forecasting - Popular works
NBS Text Popular Science
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly;General/trade