The Weather Machine: A Journey Inside the Forecast

By: Andrew Blum

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.


Source notes. Selected bibliography. Index.

ISBN: 9780062368614

JLG Release: Sep 2019


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Topics: Meteorology , History of science , Geography , Satellites , International cooperation

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Book Details

ISBN

9780062368614

First Release

September 2019

Genre

Nonfic

Dewey Classification

551.63

Trim Size

9" x 6"

Page Count

224

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Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Ecco (Adult)

Potentially Sensitive Areas

None

Topics

Meteorology, History of science, Geography, Satellites, International cooperation,

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