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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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. 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 . Interestingly, satellite imagery has shown a significant increase in green growth in the oceans recently. Hotjar sets this cookie to know whether a user is included in the data sampling defined by the site's daily session limit. These cookies help provide information on metrics the number of visitors, bounce rate, traffic source, etc.

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. We are experiencing delays with deliveries to many countries, but in most cases local services have now resumed. 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' . The author does include science in this book, but it is explained in a way that is completely understandable to a non-science-brained person.Some of the data that are collected include the number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously. 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. Czerski brings the oceans alive with compelling stories that masterfully navigate this most complex system. Who would have thought that the detailed study of whale's ear wax would show important aspects of their physionlogy? 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.

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. Our weather is, in part, affected by what happens out at sea and we do experience seasonal high tides, and weather coming in of the sea and we do benefit from the Gulf Stream.As a physicist, she studies the bubbles generated by breaking waves in the ocean to understand their influence on weather and climate. Timely, elegant, and passionately argued, The Blue Machine presents a fresh perspective on what it means to be a citizen of an ocean planet. 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.



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