Helen Czerski was born in Manchester. She is an Associate Professor
in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at University College
London. As a physicist, she studies the bubbles generated by
breaking waves in the ocean to understand their influence on
weather and climate.
Helen has been a regular presenter of BBC TV science documentaries since 2011. She also hosts the Ocean Matters podcast, is part of the Cosmic Shambles network, and is one of the presenters for the Fully Charged Show. 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.
A spectacular read.
[Czerski's] profound, sparkling global ocean voyage mingles history and culture, natural history, geography, animals and people.
'Czerski aims to greatly expand and even revolutionise the reader's understanding of what is going on in seven tenths of the planet that is not covered in land
Lively and engrossing ... 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' ... [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.
Helen Czerski's fascinating new book casts the ocean as an extraordinary giant engine, and helps us grasp its complex physicsand its key role in climate change