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 beautifully written, sweeping guide shows how the deep movement of the seas have ruled our lives in unexpected ways over millennia.

To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Zudem begeisterten mich die vielen spannenden Details über das Leben im Ozean, zum Beispiel die Tatsache, dass Pinguine für zwei Wochen 400 km von ihrem Nistplatz zum Fressplatz schwimmen, während der Partner/Partnerin (hungernd) beim Brüten ausharrt, bis er/sie an der Reihe ist. Die behandelten Themen sind umfassend und selbst die komplizierteren physikalischen Themen wie Strömungen, Gasaustausch mit der Atmosphäre usw. The author includes huge amounts of information from the way the ocean moves, to the different depths and strata, she mentions how people have learnt to navigate and how humans have impacted it.

Cerzski's personal experience of both Polynesian canoes off Hawaii and ice floes near the North Pole is not icing on the cake but part of the argument of this excellent and important book.

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. Traditional Chinese and Japanese poetry and art depict the above-horizon, superior mirage, or fata morgana, as exhalations of clam-monsters. 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. 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 daily session limit. All of the Earth’s ocean, from the equator to the poles, is a single engine powered by sunlight – a blue machine. 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. As a physicist she studies the bubbles underneath breaking waves in the open ocean to understand their effects on weather and climate.

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 . 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. 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. Helen Czerski weaves together physics and biology, history and science, in a beautifully poetic way.

The first part is about "What is the Blue Machine", the author tells the reader why she refers to the ocean as a machine, and to be honest when you think about it, it does make sense.



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