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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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. 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.

This beautifully written, sweeping guide shows how the deep movement of the seas have ruled our lives in unexpected ways over millennia. 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.There seems to be no overall theme so the reader will probably come away remembering only some of the information. 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.

Obviously, this book highlights the impact that humans have had on the oceans and how they are deteriorating. By understanding how the ocean works, and its essential role in our global system, we can learn how to protect our blue machine. Hotjar sets this cookie to know whether a user is included in the data sampling defined by the site's daily session limit.In this captivating and urgently needed book, Helen Czerski weaves a wonderful, watery spell, entwining spectacular science with poetic awe as she expertly guides readers through the workings of a vast, unfamiliar world. I was intrigued to learn that the faeces of blue whales, which are rich in iron and also float, contribute to marine growth. It is accepted by you that Daunt Books has no control over additional charges in relation to customs clearance. While not visible to the naked eye this observation is not unexpected, chiming with land surveys showing increased growth in desert margins.

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. Tristan Gooley, author of How to Read Water'Blue Machine is quite simply one of the best books I have ever read. 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. Alongside her vivid portrayal of waters sliding over one another, colliding, mixing and turning into ice or water vapour, she explains how the living beings within the sea also form part of the ‘blue machine’. 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.

We use Google Analytics to see what pages are most visited, and where in the world visitors are visiting from. 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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