Reviews

  • "This fascinating book reveals the existence and origins of surely one of our species’ greatest creations, and Andrew Blum is the perfect writer to share both the remarkable human stories and the astonishing technical wizardry behind it all"

    MARK VANHOENACKER, author of Skyfaring
  • "It’s easy to … overlook the monumental achievement [weather forecasts] represent … The Weather Machine asks us to pause and marvel at … one of humankind’s greatest accomplishments"

    New Yorker
  • "Revelatory … convey[s] the technical brilliance and political significance of an achievement that hides in plain sight. The machine’s complexity alone is off all familiar charts … Blum does an excellent job"

    Telegraph
  • "I strongly recommend th[is] book, which is a fascinating glimpse of a mysterious world"

    Tim Haford, author of The Undercover Economist
  • "Blum’s wonderful book succeeds in making the science and industry of forecasting the weather … at once vitally human, technologically awesome and urgently, thrillingly relevant"

    Royal Geographical Society
  • "Sharp, stylish and often surprising. In this absorbing book Andrew Blum tracks the development, from wild dream to astonishing reality, of the quietly revolutionary technology that shapes our everyday lives"

    PETER MOORE, author of The Weather Experiment
  • "Exhilarating ... a hurricane-force tour of one of the most astonishing but under-appreciated facets of the modern world"

    LEWIS DARTNELL, author of Origins
  • "Written with an ease and beauty that will captivate anyone who is simply curious about how things work and came to be' (Literary Review)"

    Literary Review