The Weather Machine by Andrew Blum audiobook

The Weather Machine: A Journey Inside the Forecast

By Andrew Blum
Read by Greg Tremblay

HarperAudio, HarperCollins 9780062368614

Unabridged

Format: CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781982662844

  • ISBN: 9781982662837

  • ISBN: 9781982662851

Runtime: 4.84 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

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. 

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Based on many interviews, this revealing, nicely crafted book guides us gently into a daunting subject through stories of unexpected people and events…A solid popular account with plenty of quirky detail about this ‘new way of seeing into the future.’” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Andrew Blum

Author Bio: Andrew Blum

Andrew Blum’s writings about architecture, design, technology, urbanism, art, and travel have appeared in numerous publications, including Metropolis, where he is a contributing editor; Wired; Newsweek; the Wall Street Journal; the New Yorker; the New York Times; Vanity Fair; BusinessWeek; Slate; and Popular Science. He lives in New York City.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Runtime: 4.84
Audience: Adult
Language: English