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Blue Machine: How the Ocean Shapes Our World

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Die behandelten Themen sind umfassend und selbst die komplizierteren physikalischen Themen wie Strömungen, Gasaustausch mit der Atmosphäre usw. 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. 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.

A beautifully written guide to the seas reveals the hidden complexity of their role in moving energy around the Earth. 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. 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. 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. 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 _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. Wide-ranging and meticulously detailed, this captures the wonder, beauty, and intrigue of its subject. These cookies help provide information on metrics the number of visitors, bounce rate, traffic source, etc.

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.THE TIMES SCIENCE BOOK OF THE YEAR: 'This beautifully written, sweeping guide shows how the deep movement of the seas have ruled our lives in unexpected ways over millennia. Helen Czerski is a physicist and oceanographer at University College London’s Department of Mechanical Engineering.

We are experiencing delays with deliveries to many countries, but in most cases local services have now resumed.I was intrigued to learn that the faeces of blue whales, which are rich in iron and also float, contribute to marine growth. Dr George McGavin, zoologist, entomologist and broadcaster'A fascinating dive into the essential engine that drives our world. It is accepted by you that Daunt Books has no control over additional charges in relation to customs clearance. So it is no surprise that there is a final section in this book that also deals with what we can do. While not visible to the naked eye this observation is not unexpected, chiming with land surveys showing increased growth in desert margins.

Payments made using National Book Tokens are processed by National Book Tokens Ltd, and you can read their Terms and Conditions here. 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. This beautifully written, sweeping guide shows how the deep movement of the seas have ruled our lives in unexpected ways over millennia.

It brings other cultures and their history to the table and gives the reader the chance to see the differences between then and now. 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. Czerski’s] profound, sparkling global ocean voyage mingles history and culture, natural history, geography, animals and people.

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