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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This is a fascinating book about the ocean and how it shapes our world, how it impacts our lives and how it helps us today. Reading this book has made me realise just how much the oceans do to keep our planet at the right temperature for life to exist and function. The world needs a 'David Attenborough for physics' and Helen Czerski is a prime contender - she's brilliant, clear, passionate, modern and inspiring. Hotjar sets this cookie to know whether a user is included in the data sampling defined by the site's daily session limit. She has been a science columnist for the Wall Street Journal since 2017 and she is the author of the bestselling Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life , Bubbles: A Ladybird Expert Book, and Blue Machine: how the ocean shapes our world .

All of the Earth’s ocean, from the equator to the poles, is a single engine powered by sunlight – a blue machine.A beautifully written guide to the seas reveals the hidden complexity of their role in moving energy around the Earth. Czerski's] profound, sparkling global ocean voyage mingles history and culture, natural history, geography, animals and people. We are experiencing delays with deliveries to many countries, but in most cases local services have now resumed. The ocean is also affected by climate change and this is becoming more and more obvious as great swathes of ice are melting, we are experiencing more run-offs into the rivers and oceans and we are interfering with the delicate balance. 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.

Who would have thought that the detailed study of whale's ear wax would show important aspects of their physionlogy? 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. 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. So it is no surprise that there is a final section in this book that also deals with what we can do. A New York Times Notable Book of 2023 and Editors' Choice • A Science News Favorite Book of 2023 • A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of 2023 • A Smithsonian Staff Favorite of 2023 • A New Yorker Best Books of 2023 So Far • Named a Fall 2023 Must-Re .

By understanding how the ocean works, and its essential role in our global system, we can learn how to protect our blue machine.

Die behandelten Themen sind umfassend und selbst die komplizierteren physikalischen Themen wie Strömungen, Gasaustausch mit der Atmosphäre usw. This is a delightful account of one of the deepest and most fascinating explorations going on today at the frontier of our knowledge. This book reminds us that we are the crew (not passengers) of a blue planet and explains in such beautiful detail how the functioning of those oceans (the blue machine in Helen’s words) is absolutely crucial to the continued health of every life form on the planet. A autora, geofísica de formação, apresenta uma forma muito peculiar de descrever as características físicas, geológicas e biológicas do oceanos. Hotjar sets this cookie to know whether a user is included in the data sampling defined by the site's pageview limit.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. Blending marine biology, history and climate change concerns with novelistic skill, Blue Machine is a spellbinding exploration of the ocean – its complex, interlinked system and the multitude of ways life on the rest of the planet depends on it. Drawing on years of experience at the forefront of marine science, Helen Czerski captures the magnitude and subtlety of this complex force, showing us the thrilling extent to which we are at the mercy of this great engine. 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. From vast currents and tides to the smallest creatures that inhabit our oceans she reveals the spellbinding wonder of the oceans.

Alongside her vivid portrayal of waters sliding over one another, colliding, mixing andturning into ice or water vapour, she explains how the living beings within the sea alsoform part of the 'blue machine' . Some of the data that are collected include the number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously. There seems to be no overall theme so the reader will probably come away remembering only some of the information.

I love Helen Czerski’s writing, and this is her richest work yet—as clear as springwater, yet as filled with fascinating things as the ocean itself.



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