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

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'Revelatory ... convey[s] the technical brilliance and political significance of an achievement that hides in plain sight'

Telegraph



From satellites circling the Earth, to weather stations far out in the ocean, through some of the most ingenious minds and advanced algorithms at work today - In this gripping investigation, Andrew Blum takes us on a global journey. Our destination: the simulated models weather scientists have constructed of our planet, which spin faster than time, turning chaos into prediction, offering glimpses of our future with eerie precision.



This collaborative invention spans the Earth and relies on continuous co-operation between all nations - a triumph of human ingenuity and diplomacy we too often shrug off as a tool for choosing the right footwear each morning. But in this new era of extreme weather, we may come to rely on its maintenance and survival for our own.

Natural World & The EnvironmentThe natural world, country life & petsThe Earth: natural history generalWeatherScience & MathematicsScience: general issuesPopular science Publisher: Vintage Publishing Publication Date: 03/09/2020 ISBN-13: 9781784700980  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Andrew Blum is the author of Tubes: Behind the Scenes at the Internet, described as 'utterly engrossing ... the year's most stimulating and original travel book' (Independent) and a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week. He writes about infrastructure, architecture, design, technology, urbanism, art, and travel. Since 1999, his articles and essays have appeared in Wired, Popular Science, Metropolis, Vanity Fair, The New York Times, New Yorker and many more publications. He has degrees in literature from Amherst College and in human geography from the University of Toronto, and lives in his native New York City.

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