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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

              • RRP: $35.00
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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.

              ISBN 9781847923417
              Released NZ 2 Jul 2019
              Publisher Vintage
              Interest Age 16+ years
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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

              • RRP: $48.00
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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.

              ISBN 9781847923400
              Released NZ 27 Jun 2019
              Publisher Vintage
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The Weather Machine: A Journey Inside the Forecast
                

              The Weather Machine: A Journey Inside the Forecast (Audio CD / Audio)

              Read by Tremblay, Greg; By Blum, Andrew

              • RRP: $55.50
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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 listeners 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 9781982662844
              Released NZ 25 Jun 2019
              Publisher HarperCollins
              Interest Age General Audience
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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

              • RRP: $87.99
              • $87.99
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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
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              The Weather Machine: A Journey Inside the Forecast
               

              The Weather Machine: A Journey Inside the Forecast (Hardback)

              By Blum, Andrew

              • RRP: $55.50
              • $55.50
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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
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              Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet with a New Introduction by the Author
               

              Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet with a New Introduction by the Author (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Blum, Andrew

              • RRP: $36.99
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              An engaging, narrative tour behind the scenes of our everyday lives to see the dark beating heart of the Internet itself. We are all connected now. But connected to what, exactly? In Tubes, journalist Andrew Blum takes readers on a fascinating journey to find out. When former Sen...ator Ted Stevens of Alaska famously described the Internet as a series of tubes, he seemed hopelessly, foolishly trapped in an old way of knowing the world. But he wasn't wrong. After all, as Blum writes, the Internet exists: for all the talk of the placelessness of our digital age, the Internet is as fixed in real, physical places as any railroad or telephone ever was. It fills enormous buildings, converges in some places and avoids others, and it flows through tubes under ground, up in the air, and under the oceans all over the world. You can map it, you can smell it, and you can even visit it--and that's just what Blum does in Tubes. From the room in Berkeley where the Internet flickered to life to the busiest streets in Manhattan as new fiber optic cable is laid down; from the coast of Portugal as a 10,000-mile undersea cable just two thumbs' wide is laid down to connect Europe and West Africa to the wilds of the Pacific Northwest, where Google, Microsoft and Facebook have built monumental data centers--Blum visits them all to chronicle the dramatic story of the Internet's development, explain how it all works, and capture the spirit of the place/ Like Tracy Kidder's classic The Soul of a New Machine or Tom Vanderbilt's recent bestseller Traffic, Tubes combines deep reporting and lucid explanation into an engaging quest to understand the everyday world we live in.
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              ISBN 9780062850300
              Released NZ 25 Jun 2019
              Publisher Ecco Press
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              The Weather Machine Lib/E: A Journey Inside the Forecast
                

              The Weather Machine Lib/E: A Journey Inside the Forecast (Audio CD / Audio, Library Edition)

              Read by Tremblay, Greg; By Blum, Andrew

              • RRP: $105.99
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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 listeners 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 9781982662837
              Released NZ 25 Jun 2019
              Publisher HarperCollins
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              The Weather Machine: A Journey Inside the Forecast
                

              The Weather Machine: A Journey Inside the Forecast (Audio CD / Audio)

              Read by Tremblay, Greg; By Blum, Andrew

              • RRP: $84.99
              • $67.99
              • Save $17.00
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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 listeners 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 9781982662851
              Released NZ 25 Jun 2019
              Publisher HarperCollins
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