A Vast Machine

- Computer Models, Climate Data, and the Politics of Global Warming

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A Vast Machine
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Bog, paperback
Udgivelsesdato:
31-12-2013
Sprog:
Engelsk
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The science behind global warming, and its history: how scientists learned to understand the atmosphere, to measure it, to trace its past, and to model its future.Global warming skeptics often fall back on the argument that the scientific case for global warming is all model predictions, nothing but simulation; they warn us that we need to wait for real data, "sound science." In A Vast Machine Paul Edwards has news for these skeptics: without models, there are no data. Today, no collection of signals or observations-even from satellites, which can "see" the whole planet with a single instrument-becomes global in time and space without passing through a series of data models. Everything we know about the world's climate we know through models. Edwards offers an engaging and innovative history of how scientists learned to understand the atmosphere-to measure it, trace its past, and model its future.

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Udgivelsesdato:
31-12-2013
ISBN13:
9780262518635
Vægt:
703 g
Dybde:
32 mm
Bredde:
152 mm
Højde:
229 mm
Forlag:
Mit Press Ltd
Målgruppe:
From 18
Format:
Paperback
Forfattere
Bibliotekernes beskrivelse The science behind global warming, and its history: how scientists learned to understand the atmosphere, to measure it, to trace its past, and to model its future. 74 b&w illus.; 148 Illustrations, unspecifiedPRIZES:Winner of Winner, 2011 Computer History Museum Prize, awarded by the Society for the History of Technology 2010Winner of Winner, 2012 Louis J. Battan Author's Award, awarded by the American Meteorological Society 2010Winner of Winner, 2010 ASLI Choice Award in the History category, awarded by Atmospheric Science Librarians International. 2010

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