Blue Machine: How the Ocean Shapes Our World

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Blue Machine: How the Ocean Shapes Our World

Blue Machine: How the Ocean Shapes Our World

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The author brings all these elements and so much more to her book and it was a fabulous book to read and one that thoroughly enjoyed.

The book as a whole is a carefully structured treatise on the big topics needed to appreciate what the blue machine does for the planet, delves into the finer points to provide just the right amount of detail to explain everything, and then lovingly intersperses all of that with storytelling that provides context and deeper understanding to the facts. In The Blue Machine, physicist and oceanographer Helen Czerski illustrates the mechanisms behind this defining feature of our planet, voyaging from the depths of the ocean floor to tropical coral reefs, estuaries that feed into shallow coastal seas, and Arctic ice floes.From the ancient Polynesians who navigated the Pacific by reading the waves, to permanent residents of the deep such as the Greenland shark that can live for hundreds of years, she introduces the messengers, passengers, and voyagers that rely on interlinked systems of vast currents, invisible ocean walls, and underwater waterfalls. The final part, Part 3 is " The Blue Machine and Us" This is the 1 section and it is about what we can do or should be doing. Timely, elegant and passionately argued, Blue Machine presents a fresh perspective on what it means to be a citizen of an ocean planet. the author has a lovely writing style, with many analogies to help explain some of the sometimes complex ideas being discussed. The author of The Blue Machine and Storm in a Teacup, she is a columnist for the Wall Street Journal, writing regularly about the physics of everyday life.

These cookies help provide information on metrics the number of visitors, bounce rate, traffic source, etc.Aborda os tópicos com precisão mas numa contexto mais amplo, agradável de ler, com relato de experiências próprias de viagens, de modo a agradar mesmo uma clientela não especializada, sendo até mais direcionada para não especialistas que porém deverão apreciar esse modo de apresentação e mesmo aprender uma e outra coisa que provavelmente desconheciam. Helen regularly presents BBC programmes on physics, the ocean and the atmosphere – recent series include Colour: The Spectrum of Science, Orbit, Operation Iceberg, Super Senses, Dara O’Briain’s Science Club, as well as programmes on bubbles, the sun and our weather. All of Earth’s oceans, from the equator to the poles, are a single engine powered by sunlight, driving huge flows of energy, water, life, and raw materials. Payments made using National Book Tokens are processed by National Book Tokens Ltd, and you can read their Terms and Conditions here. Helen Czerski is a physicist and oceanographer at University College London’s Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Helen has a unique gift being able to explain complex subjects in a few, carefully selected words for those of us with less well connected synapses. Interestingly, satellite imagery has shown a significant increase in green growth in the oceans recently. Drawing on years of experience at the forefront of marine science, Helen Czerski captures the magnitude and subtlety of Earth’s defining feature, showing us the thrilling extent to which we are at the mercy of this great engine. Die behandelten Themen sind umfassend und selbst die komplizierteren physikalischen Themen wie Strömungen, Gasaustausch mit der Atmosphäre usw. So yes, she does know her stuff, what I liked about this book was that she used her own knowledge and that of others from around the world, it gives a deeper understanding as you do get different perspectives.From the ancient Polynesians who navigated the Pacific by reading the waves to permanent residents of the deep such as the Greenland shark that can live for hundreds of years, she explains the vast currents, invisible ocean walls and underwater waterfalls that all have their place in the ocean's complex, interlinked system. THE TIMES BOOK OF THE WEEK: 'This beautifully written, sweeping guide shows how the deep movement of the seas have ruled our lives in unexpected ways over millennia. The concluding chapter warns about global warming - no doubt the book would not have got past the green girls in the publishing house if it didn't - but in the main body of the book CO2 gets only a couple of paragraphs.

We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. The _ga cookie, installed by Google Analytics, calculates visitor, session and campaign data and also keeps track of site usage for the site's analytics report. I thought this book was so well laid out and explained and I definitely closed the book at the end knowing I knew more now than I did before. Helen Czerski is a consummate storyteller…In places you’ll drift serenely among corals or dense kelp forests, in others you’ll ride Atlantic breakers or fear for your life in a tropical storm…When you resurface, you will be bursting with enthusiasm and wonder and you’ll understand how the ocean works and more besides.Czerski's] profound, sparkling global ocean voyage mingles history and culture, natural history, geography, animals and people. She also hosts the Ocean Matters podcast, is part of the Cosmic Shambles network, and is one of the presenters for the Fully Charged Show. In a book that will recalibrate our view of this defining feature of our planet, physicist Helen Czerski dives deep to illuminate the murky depths of the ocean engine, examining the messengers, passengers and voyagers that live in it, travel over it, and survive because of it. Czerski aims to greatly expand and even revolutionise the reader’s understanding of what is going on in seven tenths of the planet that is not covered in land. I don’t remember when I have read a book that has been such a delight to read from start to finish, but that also, when I have come to the end, had totally altered my appreciation of the workings of our whole planet.

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