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The Weather Machine: How We See Into the Future

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

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 9781847923417
Released NZ 2 Jul 2019
Publisher Vintage
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781847923417
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Vintage
Imprint The Bodley Head Ltd
Released 2 Jul 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Blum, Andrew
Category Social Forecasting, Futurology
Impact Of Science & Technology On Society
Popular Science
Meteorology
Natural History, Country Life & Pets
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 17mm
Dewey Code 551.63
Weight 278g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
NBS Text Popular Science
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly

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